Nominations now being accepted for 2017 RAA Awards

Do you know an alumnus/a whose volunteer work for Rensselaer is worthy of recognition? Nominate them for one of the Rensselaer Alumni Association’s annual awards! The awards program recognizes alumni contributions in every area of volunteer work. See the links below for criteria for each award.

Access the nomination form by clicking here.


Nominations are due May 26. If you have questions, contact Geoff Seber at seberg@rpi.edu or (518) 276-2324.

Distinguished Service Award
The highest award bestowed by the RAA.

Albert Fox Demers Medal
For stimulating interest in the welfare of the Institute.

Alumni Key Award
To recognize outstanding service in support of the advancement of Rensselaer.

Teaching Award
Recognizes current members of the Rensselaer faculty for their outstanding teaching techniques, contributions to the campus experience, and commitment to students.

The Red & White Emerging Leader Award
For a rising junior or senior who is a member of the Red & White student organization and shows exceptional leadership and commitment to Rensselaer and the RAA's mission.

Director’s Award
For individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of the Office of Alumni Relations and to the RAA.

Alumni Admissions Recognition of Excellence Award
For outstanding alumni admissions volunteers.

Craig W. Angell ’35 Chapter of the Year Award
For the outstanding Regional Chapter of the Year.

Chuck Monis ’50 Most Improved Chapter of the Year Award
For the most improved Regional Chapter of the Year.

Special Recognition Award for Rensselaer Alumni Chapters
For Regional Chapters deserving of special honor.

Rensselaer Alumni Phonathon Cup Award
For the Regional Chapter that raised the most money at their Annual Fund Phonathon.

Team of the Year Award
Recognizing the accomplishments of Rensselaer's intercollegiate sports teams.

Community Service Award for Greek Life
Designed to recognize a fraternity or sorority who is involved with community service and philanthropic activities.

Other Campus-Sponsored Alumni Awards

The Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame

The William F. Glaser '53 Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Thomas W. Phelan Fellows Award

The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Davies Medal for Engineering Achievement