Criteria For Distinguished Awards

School of Engineering Alumnus/ae of the Year

This award recognizes a Rutgers Engineering alumnus/ae whose superior achievements have reflected great honor upon their school and university.  Selection of recipients for this award will be based upon an outstanding record of distinguished career accomplishments, including alumni/ae who have followed non-traditional career paths for engineers.  Alumnus/ae who have set high standards of excellence in their careers and who therefore serve as excellent role models for today’s Rutgers Engineering students, who have demonstrated executive managerial leadership, and whose activities generally benefit the greater good of society will be named School of Engineering Alumnus/ae of the Year.

School of Engineering Alumni Achievement in Academia

This award recognizes Rutgers Engineering alumni who hold full-time faculty appointments in engineering outside of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and who have earned academic distinction and the respect of their peers on the basis of their research, teaching and leadership.

School of Engineering Distinguished Young Alumnus/ae

This award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of alumni who have graduated within the last ten years.  Career achievements will be the basis for this award.

School of Engineering Alumni Lifetime Achievement

This award honors an alumnus/ae who has made significant contributions to the field of engineering over the course of his/her lifetime.


Nominations may be submitted via Email or hard copy letter outlining strong justification for selection.  Please specify which award you are nominating the individual to receive and provide support documents including: curriculum vitae, articles or other relevant material that will help the Committee in making its selections. 

Please send the information to Enrica Gioè Chrétien, Director of Development, School of Engineering, B-214, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8056 or via email at