Distinguished Alumnus/a Award

Nominations and Criteria

Each year, Perkins School of Theology recognizes Perkins graduates who have demonstrated effectiveness and integrity in service to the church, continuing support and involvement in the goals of Perkins School of Theology and SMU, distinguished service in the wider community and exemplary character.

Nomination Deadline

Nominations must be received by Aug. 31, 2023.

Distinguished Alumni Recognition

The 2023 Distinguished Alumna/us Banquet will be held on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Tickets are available online at $55 per person or $440 for tables of eight. Purchase tickets at https://bit.ly/PerkinsDAA23.

Nominate an Alumnus/a

Nominations must be made in writing, with a letter detailing the nominee's career highlights and other accomplishments.
Letters or statements from at least two additional persons must be submitted in support of the nomination as well.

The person submitting the nomination should compile all materials and mail as one package to:
Office of Public Affairs and Alumni Relations
Perkins School of Theology
PO Box 750133
Dallas, TX 75275-0133

Alternatively, letters may be sent together as attachments via email to:
Matt Jacob, mjacob@smu.edu
Director of Public Affairs and Alumni Relations

More Information about Distinguished Alumnus/a Award Criteria (PDF)

Read about the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

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List of all Perkins School of Theology Distinguished Alumnus/a Award Recipients