The EWU Alumni Awards Presented by Numerica Credit Union recognize our most distinguished individuals and organizations.

Nominate an outstanding Eagle.
Nominations are reviewed by the EWU Alumni Awards Selection Committee made up of past award winners, EWU students and faculty, EWU Alumni Association board members and various community members.

This committee follows a standard protocol which makes every effort to select recipients of the highest caliber, giving equal consideration to all who have achieved excellence in their respective fields.

Nominations open on Dec. 1 and must be submitted by midnight on Feb. 1. Winners will be announced in March.

Alumni awards will be presented at a special gala ceremony on May 19, 2017, at the Spokane Convention Center.

For questions contact Cassie Devaney at or call 509.359.4553.


 2017 Alumni Award Nominations are now closed.


Lifetime Achievement Award
As the highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association, this award recognizes alumni who have achieved exceptional success in their professions; have been leaders in their community; have exemplified him or herself as a mentor and role model; demonstrated a lifetime of service to their community and to EWU. 

Alum of Service Award
This award recognizes alumni who contribute significantly in the area of mentoring, educational or community service. 

Inspirational Young Alum Award
This award recognizes up-and-coming leaders among Eastern's young alumni. Recipients demonstrate a commitment to excellence in post-academic life and a significant or ongoing commitment to extraordinary work, research or volunteerism.  

Exceptional Military Service Award
This award recognizes alumni who contribute significantly through their military service.

Eagle4Life Spirit Award
This award recognizes alumni who consistently demonstrate extraordinary spirit and pride in support of Eastern Washington University and the EWU Alumni Association.

Click here for a list of past alumni award winners.

Click here for nomination and eligibility guidelines.

Click here for EWU Alumni Award nomination tips.