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Corban University

Corban Alumni Awards

Corban takes pride in equipping its graduates with biblically-centered education, training, and service so they can make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. With these tools, countless alumni have gained unique distinction in their professions, ministries, and communities. It is our pleasure as a university to recognize and celebrate these achievements.

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Must be an alumnus in good standing with the University.
    • Must demonstrate support for the mission, goals, and purpose of Corban University.
  • Must demonstrate standards of ethical and personal conduct in concert with the values of Corban University.
  • May be an alumnus of Western Baptist Bible College, Western Baptist College, Corban College, or Corban University.
  • Must have attended at least 4 semesters at the University.
  • Must not be current staff or faculty.
  • Must be available to attend the award event, or sufficient alternative.
  • May be nominated as an individual or as a married couple, if both spouses are eligible alumni.
  • Eligible alumni cannot nominate themselves.

Award Categories

  • Distinguished Alumni of the Year
    • Nominated no earlier than 10 years after graduating or leaving the University
  • Distinguished Young Alumni of the Year
    • Nominated within 10 years of graduating or leaving the University

Honorees maintain these distinctions in perpetuity, though the award may be rescinded if the awardee no longer meets the eligibility requirements.

Nomination Procedure

  1. Submit a nomination by July 15.

You will be asked to list two references who know the candidate well and can vouch for their character and competence, as well as attach a one-page letter of recommendation explaining why you believe the alumnus meets all of the above criteria and is making a significant impact in the world for Jesus Christ.

  1. After a nomination has been received, the Alumni Award Committee will:
    • Solicit letters of recommendation from references provided.
    • Request biographical information from the nominee.

If no letters of recommendation or biographical information are provided by respective parties, the nomination will be removed from consideration.

  1. Award Recipients will be notified by August 15, and announced the following October.

Applications submitted after the deadline will roll over and be considered for the following year’s award ceremony.

Selection Process

Phase 1 (Solicitation Phase)

Alumni Awards Committee

  • Solicits alumni for nominations
  • Solicits references provided for letters of recommendation
  • Determines if nominees meet eligibility requirements

Phase 2 (Blind Review & Selection Phase)

Selection Committee

  • Reviews nominations and letters of recommendation
  • Annually selects one Distinguished Alumni of the Year
  • Annually selects one Distinguished Young Alumni of the Year

Submit a Nomination