Alumni Awards Gala
Established in 1973, the Alumni Awards are presented by California State University, Los Angeles in recognition of personal achievement, professional success or humanitarian service. Recipients are those who have attained prominence in their chosen fields and have brought pride to the University.
Alumni reminisce, celebrate Cal State LA
The Alumni Awards Gala, held in October 2018, was marked by moving stories of humble beginnings, transformative education and exceptional accomplishments. Generations of Diablos and Golden Eagles returned to Cal State LA to honor Larian and 10 other distinguished alumni award winners.
Alumni Awards Nominations
Alumni Awards Categories
Alumni Awards Selection Process
Alumni Awards Selection Criteria
To honor the achievements of Cal State LA’s diverse population of alumni, the Alumni Awards Gala selects alumni in all areas of professional achievement who bring recognition to the University and the Alumni Association; serve the community and/or civic organizations, and contribute to Cal State LA.
Alumni Awards Process Guidelines
To receive consideration, all materials must be submitted to the Cal State LA Alumni Association by November 29, 2019 following the nomination guidelines.
Nominations are reviewed by the Association’s Alumni Awards Screening Committee. The Alumni Awards criteria are what the selection committee uses to evaluate nominees and finalists are forwarded to the Alumni Association Board of Directors for approval. In the case that a nominee is selected for Alumnus/a Award and any of the other Alumni Award category, preference will be given to the latter.
Award recipients will be announced to the public only after each selected recipient has been notified and confirmed.
Acceptance of the award is contingent upon attendance at the Alumni Awards Gala in fall 2020.
To be considered for an award, please complete the form in full, and submit attachments that support criteria areas. If submitting your nominee for more than one award, please submit a separate form and set of attachments for each award.
Attachments are limited to one page per nomination, single-sided. Include background materials (e.g. curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation, etc.) or other attachments only if they help to highlight one or more listed criteria. Include materials to give a complete picture of your nominee’s accomplishments, but keep the nomination as concise as possible. All materials submitted will be reproduced in black and white only for distribution to the screening committee.
Suggestions for Nominators
For attachment(s), please format sections of your nomination to coincide with criteria areas. This will help the screening committee members know which criterion an attachment is meant to highlight. Please make your nomination materials attractive and easy to read. Graphics or fancy layouts are not necessary. We suggest using double line spacing and easy-to-read fonts (12-point or above). Be sure to address all criteria.
If submitting a nominee for more than one award, it is suggested that you submit two different sets of attached materials. As the criteria for each award is different, different points can then be highlighted in each nomination. If submitting your nominee for only one award, choose the award for which his/her achievements most closely match the award criteria.
Nominations for the next Alumni Awards will open soon. For more information, please contact Maria Ubago, Executive Director for Alumni Relations, at [email protected] or (323) 343-2586.
To receive consideration, all materials must be submitted to the Cal State LA Alumni Association by the deadline. The next Alumni Awards Gala will be announced at a later time.