Founders' Day

Founders’ Day 2016 will honor alumni, faculty and university supporters who have fostered the 130 years of growth, innovation and excellence and the evolution of ASU as the New American University.

The Arizona State University Alumni Association celebrates Founders’ Day annually to showcase ASU faculty, staff, alumni and university supporters who exemplify the spirit of the founders of the Territorial Normal School of Arizona, ASU's predecessor institution. Awards are presented at the Founders' Day Dinner to honorees who have made significant contributions in solving the challenges that will shape the world's future. Also, Founders' Day 2016 will feature a University Address presented by ASU President Michael M. Crow. Register online.

Learn more about our award categories and to submit a nomination online.

The award ceremony has become a signature event of the university, and honors individuals who exemplify the spirit of its founders.

View photos from this signature awards ceremony.

Learn more about our award recipients.