Each year, the Alumni Association selects alumni to highlight during Homecoming Weekend as a way to celebrate alumni stories. This tradition provides an opportunity to hear each others' journeys since high school and be inspired by lives of service, professional contributions, family commitment, and community engagement.
From 1992 to 2020, the school presented awards in categories including lifetime service, alumnus of the year, and later, young alumnus and community engagement. In 2021, the practice was reframed from an "award" to "Celebrating Alumni Stories." Read the stories of alumni we have highlighted below.
Submit a Nomination
We welcome suggestions for alumni whose stories we should tell! Submissions need not fit in a particular category as used in the past. The committee will review nominations early each year and finalize selections by May 15 for recognition the following fall. Complete the online form, email email@example.com, or write a letter to the Alumni Office, 801 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, Va., 22801.
Read 2021 alumni stories
Alumnus of the Year Recipients
Young Alumnus awardees