The Alumni Awards program was reinstated on an annual basis by the West Georgia Alumni Association on May 14, 1977. Beginning in 1983, the awards program was expanded, and in subsequent years new awards added. Other than new awards and time of year they were presented, the overall program has seen little change.. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
Achievement Award: Presented to graduates who have brought credit to the University of West Georgia and/or the National Alumni Association through career achievement from each of the following areas: Business, Nursing, Education, Arts and Humanities, Science and Mathematics, and Social Sciences.
Service to Humanity Award: Presented to a graduate whose service to humanity enriched persons or community while bringing credit to the University of West Georgia and/or the National Alumni Association.
Honorary Alumna/Alumnus Award: Presented to a person who has demonstrated outstanding service to the University of West Georgia and/or the National Alumni Association.
J. Owen Moore Faculty/Staff Award: previously known as the Outstanding Retired Faculty/Staff Award and the Outstanding Professor Award . In 2008, the award was renamed in memory of J. Owen Moore ’40, loyal supporter of UWG, retired faculty member, and lifetime member of the National Alumni Association. The award recognizes service to the university, students, and the community. This award will be presented in two categories: one to a faculty member, either retired or current, and another to a staff member, either retired or current.
Outstanding Young Alumna/Alumnus Award: Presented to a graduate of the past 10 years who has made significant strides in career achievement.
Spotlight Award: This award is an effort to spotlight an alumnus/a who has brought credit to the University and/or Association in a relatively short period of time.
Thelma Harman Turner Alumni Loyalty Award: Previously known as the Alumni Loyalty Award. It is presented to an alumnus/alumna in recognition of enduring loyal service to the University of West Georgia and/or the National Alumni Association.