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Alumni and Friends Award

Alumni and Friends Award
As the 2017-2018 school year begins, the College of Communication will mark an important 10-year milestone – the transition from a department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to one of the 10 stand-alone colleges and schools that make up DePaul University. Grounded in DePaul’s academic excellence and Vincentian values, the College of Communication was established at the start of the 2007-2008 school year to meet the needs of a dynamic field and increasing student population. With a spirit of entrepreneurial growth, the college expanded program offerings, attracted noted scholars and seasoned practitioners to the faculty ranks, and solidified mutually beneficial partnerships with community and industry - enhancing learning, networking, and internship opportunities for students.

Celebrating this 10-year milestone is about celebrating the accomplishments of our alumni and friends. Therefore, we ask you to nominate those who exemplify success, are a rising stars, and are leaders in their communities for a College of Communication Alumni and Friends Award. Plan to celebrate the awardees at our annual alumni reception, scheduled for March 7, 2018.

Nominate a colleague (our yourself) for one of the following recognition awards. Complete the a nomination form and submit by September 22, 2017. 

Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award
This is the highest distinction the College of Communication can bestow. It honors alumni who have enhanced the prestige of DePaul University and the College of Communication by virtue of their character, integrity and professional accomplishments.

Outstanding Service to the Community Award
This award recognizes College of Communication alumni who exemplify living the DePaul Vincentian mission by demonstrating sensitivity and care for the needs of the community. The Award recognizes those who engage cultural, social, religious, and ethical values in service to others.

Outstanding Service to DePaul Award
This award recognizes College of Communication alumni or friends who have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership to DePaul University — be it through volunteerism, philanthropy, hiring students or any other means. Recipients have given significant time, talent and effort to support the mission of DePaul University and the College of Communication.

Rising Star Award
This award recognizes the accomplishments of College of Communication alumni who graduated in the last 10 years. Recipients of this award are up-and-coming talents and have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to the industry.

Mark Your Calendar: March 7, 2018
The winners of the Communication Alumni and Friends Awards will be announced at our annual alumni reception. Ensure that you receive your invitation, as well as updates and information by updating your alumni profile at