Alumnus of the Year

Up to three alumni or attendees are selected each year to be honored at alumni weekend as Alumnus of the Year. A candidate for this award may be nominated by any GCA graduate, current faculty member, or former faculty member.

Award Criteria

The nominee’s life must exemplify GCA’s motto—“To Know, To Love, To Serve”—which has been expanded upon for the purpose of this award. To be considered for this award, a candidate must meet the criteria in at least one of the three areas.

  • To Know: The individual has achieved outstanding success in his or her profession. 
  • To Love: The individual has shown exemplary acts of sacrifice or philanthropy.  
  • To Serve: The individual has modeled outstanding service to society and/or the church. 

The Alumni Advisory Council recognizes that evidence of successful personal application of the motto in one’s relationship to God is impossible to truly ascertain. However, evidences of outstanding contributions to one’s environment, family, church, community, or workplace can be more readily assessed and will be considered. In keeping with Christ’s story of the widow and the mite, it will be remembered that at times one who lives a quiet and steadfast life may be the most worthy recipient of this award.

Nomination Process

To submit a name for consideration, please contact Nancy Gerard. Nominations will be received until March 1. Selection of the award recipients will be determined by the Alumni Advisory Council and the alumni and development director