Nominations for the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Awards are closed.

The Auburn Alumni Association is requesting nominations from Auburn University alumni and friends for the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Awards. This award was established in 2001 to recognize members of the Auburn Family for extraordinary accomplishments, significant professional achievements or distinguished service to others and is the highest honor bestowed by the association.

Qualified nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have attained prominence in their business, profession or vocational endeavors and/or performed distinguished community service locally, regionally, nationally and/or globally.
  • Recipients do not have to be graduates of Auburn University but must demonstrate a love and commitment to the university that inspires others to live the Auburn spirit.
  • The individual must be a person of such integrity, stature and proven ability that the faculty, staff, students and alumni of Auburn University will take pride in, and be inspired by their accomplishments.
  • Please note that members of the Auburn Alumni Association Board of Directors, Auburn Alumni Association Black Alumni Council and Young Alumni Council, Auburn University Foundation Board of Directors, Auburn University Board of Trustees and current university employees are not eligible for this award during their terms of service or employment.

Nominations may be made by alumni or friends of Auburn University and will be considered for two years, one additional year after the original year of nomination. Updated information may be added to a nomination packet during the second year of nomination. It is the nominator or the nominees’ responsibility to notify Gwen Whitlock at or by phone 334.844.1134 if a second year nomination is being re-submitted. If the nominator chooses, he/she may submit a new nomination packet to re-nominate the candidate after the original nomination period of two years has expired.

How do I submit a nomination?

The completed nomination form must be submitted electronically, along with a brief biography and at least one but not more than three letters of recommendation.

Completed nominations will be considered for a total of two years. It is the nominator or the nominees’ responsibility to notify Gwen Whitlock if a second-year nomination is being re-submitted.

Your form may be saved and completed at a later date, by clicking “Save and Continue Later” on the nomination form. Once submitted, you will not be able to go back and edit your form.

Incomplete nominations or nominations received after the deadline of May 23, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. CT will not be accepted.

How often are the awards presented?

A total of four individuals will be selected annually and recognized during the association’s black-tie dinner and awards ceremony.

For additional information or assistance contact Gwen Whitlock at or 334.844.1134