Distinguished Alumni Award

The Penn State Alumni of Greater Binghamton Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumnus Award was created in January 2016 to recognize our notable alumni and alumnae residing now or formerly in the Greater Binghamton Chapter Area who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at Penn State.  This award is given to alumni and alumnae who have reached the pinnacle of their career and have brought credit to themselves and Penn State through distinguished accomplishments in the following areas:

  • Business or professional life.
  • Community affairs at local, state or national affairs levels.
  • Support of the advancement and continued excellence of Penn State and the Greater Binghamton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association.

The accomplishments can be of a particular achievement, a series of such achievements or a career of noteworthy accomplishment.

The recipient is recognized at the annual winter dinner and receives a Nittany Lion Shrine statue.


The chapter officers and board will review all nominations and vote at the January board meeting.  Any chapter leader that is nominated for the award will recluse themselves from the process.

Selections from the nominations received will be made by the board of directors of the Greater Binghamton Chapter.


All nominations must be submitted to the chapter President by December 15th. The nomination must be received from an active member. A narrative nomination letter or brief is vital and helps the selection committee understand the out-of-the-ordinary, remarkable, and distinctive achievements of your nominee. The achievements and impact of your nominee should be highlighted as they relate to the award criteria.

Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form

Award Recipients

2020      Carl Bugaiski

2019      Jeff McKinney

2018      Linda Vogel

2017      Michele Steinhauser

2016      Robert and Linda Malecki