USC Alumni Awards
Each year the Alumni Association has the great honor of celebrating the best and brightest alumni and friends of the university with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Outstanding Black Alumni award, the Outstanding Veteran Alumni Award, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award and the Honorary Life Membership Award. These awards are the highest honors reflecting the ideals cherished by South Carolinians that include service, integrity, character and leadership.
2022 AWARD NOMINATIONS
Our 2022 Alumni Award nomination application is now closed. Recipients of this year’s awards will be announced in the fall!
2021 ALUMNI AWARDS PRESENTATION
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2021 AWARD WINNERS
Dr. Dennis Pruitt
The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, named for the great humanitarian and philanthropist, honors an outstanding graduate demonstrating professional excellence of character and service to humanity and is the highest honor awarded to South Carolina alumni.Read more »
Dr. Mark Lee
The highly competitive Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni whose professional and personal lives have exemplified dedication and excellence in leadership, citizenship and voluntarism while offering a lifetime devotion to the University of South Carolina.Read more »
The Hon. J. Michelle Childs
The Outstanding Black Alumni Award is presented to a graduate who has uniquely distinguished themselves in their professional career, shown remarkable leadership capabilities and positively impacted their community.Read more »
Rebecca Krynski Cox
The Outstanding Young Alumni Award honors a graduate under 40 who represents the breadth and scope of new talent, has achieved extraordinary success in a chosen profession and has significantly set themselves apart from their peers.Read more »
Outstanding Veteran Alumni Award
The Outstanding Veteran Alumni Award is is presented to a graduate who has served in the U.S. military with honor, distinguished themselves in his or her professional career, shown remarkable leadership capabilities and positively impacted the community. We look forward to awarding the inaugural recipient this year.Read more »