Alumni Awards


College Medal

The Connecticut College Medal was established in 1969 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the College's first class. It is conferred by the Board of Trustees on individuals whose accomplishments or service have enhanced the College's reputation and nourished its growth. It is the highest honor the College can confer. The medal was designed by William Ashby McCloy, a professor of art at the College from 1954 to 1978.

Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame

The Athletic Hall of Fame, created in 1989, honors those who have brought distinction to themselves and Connecticut College through their achievement, commitment, sportsmanship and leadership in athletics. The Athletic Hall of Fame display is housed in the Charles B. Luce Field House of the College's athletic center.

Anyone can nominate a Connecticut College alumni athlete to the Athletic Hall of Fame. View the eligibility guidelines and bylaws and access the nomination form. Nominees are usually inducted annually during Fall Weekend.

Alumni Awards Presented During Reunion Weekend

Connecticut College and the Alumni Association presents awards to alumni for their significant contributions to the College and society at Alumni Convocation during Reunion weekend each year. Help us celebrate notable alumni for their service to Connecticut College, distinguished personal or professional accomplishments, or their commitment to improving their communities. 

Agnes Berkeley Leahy Award

This award, established in 1961, honors alumni who have contributed outstanding service, demonstrated by continued interest in the Alumni Association and sustained active participation in class, club, or Board of Directors activities. Candidates must be members of a class that graduated at least 15 years ago. They may not be current members of the Board of Directors and cannot be current employees of the College.

The award was established to honor the memory of Agnes Berkeley Leahy '21 who was twice president of the Alumni Association and a member of the Board of Trustees for ten years. 

Alumni Tribute Award

Established in 1986, the Alumni Tribute Award honors an alumna or alumnus who has given sustained and extraordinary service to the College. Service must be in keeping with the purposes and spirit of the Alumni Association, but it doesn't have to be given through the Association. Nominees cannot be currently employed by the College or members of the Association's Board of Directors. 

Goss Award

This award is given "annually to a member(s) of the Alumni Association who through his or her enthusiastic participation in the area of Association programs or activities has made a significant contribution to the Connecticut College community." The award is given at the discretion of the President of the Alumni Association. 

Harriet Buescher Lawrence '34 Prize

This prize recognizes outstanding contributions to society by any member of the College community. Candidates should be leaders in improving society or inspiring others for good, either through direct service or through changing the climate of human life materially, socially, ethically or spiritually. The candidate's life achievements will have equaled or surpassed those of other leaders in his or her field, and should reflect the values instilled in graduates of Connecticut College. It is created in honor of an alumna who in the last years of her life became increasingly involved with charitable activities and the support of higher education.

The Mach Arom '89 Award

This award honors an alumnus for service to Connecticut College and for distinguished achievements in his or her professional field or within society. Any member of a class that graduated within the past fifteen years is eligible to be nominated -- except current members of the Board of Trustees and current members of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association. The award is named in honor of Mach Arom '89, who died of a heart attack in Rwanda while on a humanitarian mission for the International Rescue Committee.