Alumni Awards

Each year the Alumni Association Board selects alumni to honor at the annual fall homecoming celebration.  The three categories are Alumnus of the Year award, Founders Lifetime Service Award, and Young Alumnus of the Year award.

The Young Alumni and Alumnus of the Year recipients receive a pewter engraved Jefferson cup.  The Founders Lifetime Service recipient receives a ceramic bowl and pitcher created by artist Herb Weaver '73. All awardees are honored at a reception in their honor over homecoming weekend.

Nominate a classmate!

Nominate an alumnus for the Association to consider any time of year. Email or phone the school's advancement office at 540-236-6025.

In making their selection, Association members consider how the nominee presents or supports the mission of EMS. The Young Alum, in particular, is selected for the kind of example they will be to current students. Young Alum recipients are invited to speak in chapel the Friday of homecoming weekend. Other awardees speak during Sunday morning worship or at the Founders Breakfast.