Distinguished Alumni & GOLD Awards

See our past DA and G.O.L.D. recipients


The G.O.L.D (Graduate of the Last Decade) Award

Each year the association will honor one to three distinguished alumni. Nominations are accepted from VSU faculty, administration, staff, alumni, community members or the individual. The final selection for the G.O.L.D. awards will be made by a vote of the Valdosta State Alumni Association board members. 

The Distinguished Alumni Award

Each year the association will honor five distinguished alumni, one from each college (College of Arts and Sciences, College of the Arts, Langdale College of Business Administration, Dewar College of Education and Human Services, College of Nursing and Health Sciences). Nominations are accepted from VSU faculty, administration, staff, alumni, community members or the individual. The final selection for the Distingished Alumni from each college will be made by a vote of the Valdosta State Alumni Association board members.

Nomination Information for Awards

Nomination forms will be accepted annually. Online nomination forms will be considered for the award. Recipients of the VSU Alumni Association Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D) and the Distinguished Alumni Awards are expected to attend the VSU Homecoming activities for their selection year. Recipients will not be recognized unless they attend the Distinguished Alumni Dinner and homecoming football game. The VSU Alumni Association does take into consideration illness or emergencies. The Alumni Executive Board reserves the right to select an alternate nominee should the original nominee be unable to attend the required VSU Homecoming events.

If you have questions call Alumni Relations at 229.333.5797 or email alumni@valdosta.edu.