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Rensselaer Alumni Associations Awards: Call for Nominations

The Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) Awards Committee seeks your help in identifying alumni as candidates for the RAA Awards. You are invited to submit the names of alumni who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service and commitment to Rensselaer, to their professions, and to their community.

Recipients will be recognized at the annual RAA Awards Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, as part of Reunion & Homecoming. Nominations for this year’s awards must be submitted on or before June 10 to be considered. Submit nominations by using the online form at You may also print out the form, which may be found at, and mail it to Elisabeth Cain, Office of Alumni Relations, Heffner Alumni House, 1301 Peoples Avenue, Troy, NY 12180-3500; email to, or fax to (518) 276-4081.

A brief description of the RAA Awards is listed below. A detailed description of each award and its criteria may be found online at

Distinguished Service Award — This award is the highest that the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) bestows, and recognizes distinguished service by alumni or non-alumni to Rensselaer, to a profession, to the nation, or to humanity. One award is presented each year.

Albert Fox Demers Medal — This award is the second highest that the RAA bestows, and was established to recognize and stimulate interest in the welfare of the Institute by either alumni or non-alumni. A maximum of four awards may be presented each year.

Alumni Key Award — This award recognizes outstanding service in support of the advancement of Rensselaer (such as chapters, classes, fundraising, and special events), by either alumni or non-alumni. A maximum of nine awards may be presented each year.

RAA Teaching Award — This award recognizes current members of the Rensselaer faculty for their outstanding teaching techniques, contributions to the campus experience, and commitment to students. One award is presented each year.

The deadline for submission of award nominations is Friday, June 10.

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