Since 1932, the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) has carried on the cherished tradition of honoring alumni who have distinguished themselves as outstanding professional and personal achievers in their fields and who have loyally dedicated their time and service to their alma mater.
Each year, the NAA recognizes these individuals, those whose accomplishments have reflected positively not only on their own abilities, but also on Northwestern University.
These alumni have given much time and energy to support the University's welfare and progress. That progress depends not only on academic excellence but also on the professional accomplishments and dedicated service of the University's alumni. Thus, the NAA is proud to honor these distinguished graduates in the presence of Northwestern faculty, administrators, and friends at an annual awards celebration.