Outstanding servants. Humble ambassadors.

Make a nomination

Nominations due May 1.

For alumni and friends who have shown outstanding efforts by donating time and talents to Calvin and the Calvin community.

Award Recipients

The Outstanding Service Award is presented annually at the Maroon and Gold Gala during Homecoming weekend.

Todd and Laura Klaasen Pheifer, both ’94, have been admissions ambassadors who annually take prospective students from southern California to Calvin for “Fridays” weekends. Todd served on the Alumni Association Board and both have assisted in development efforts in the Los Angeles area.

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Eligibility and selection criteria

Any alumni or friend of the college may nominate someone for this award.

This award is instituted in order to give recognition to those individuals and organizations who have given outstanding service to Calvin College.

  1. Recipients need not be alumni.
  2. Recipients must not currently serve on the staff of the college, unless the service rendered to the college or Alumni Association is far beyond that person's institutional role.
  3. The service must be voluntary and of direct benefit to Calvin and its related activities.
  4. Services such as the following should be considered.
    • Assistance in securing faculty members, recruiting students, securing employment for graduates and working on fund-raising drives.
    • Promotion of legislation or public relations.
    • Service to the Alumni Association through the board, networks or special committees.
    • Service on boards, guilds, festivals and so on.
  5. All areas, types and levels of service should be considered, and the award should be given concurrent with such service.
  6. The service should be over an extended period of time and not be associated with a restricted date or brief period of time.
  7. Organizations or groups, such as alumni networks, may be nominated when it is more appropriate to honor a service collectively rather than identifying one person from that group.