Founders' Day Awards

Through the years, the responsibility to continue enhancing the university has been passed on through the efforts and achievements of some of ASU's most influential contributors.

Recipients of the Founders' Day are consummate examples of how the ASU community is addressing the challenges facing society today.

Founders’ Day 2018 will honor alumni, faculty and university supporters who have fostered the growth, innovation and excellence and the evolution of ASU as the New American University. 

The categories for Founders' Day Awards include:

Alumni Achievement Award
This prestigious recognition from the Alumni Association celebrates alums that have excelled in their respective professions and have contributed to Arizona State University, the ASU Alumni Association and the community. The award was established in 1964, and has been presented annually since 1972. Nominate a worthy Sun Devil today!
 

Young Alumni Achievement Award
This award recognizes an alumnus or alumna within 15 years of graduation who excelled in his or her profession and has contributed to Arizona State University and/or the ASU Alumni Association and the community. Nominate a worthy Sun Devil today!

Faculty Research Award
The Faculty Research Award will be presented to an ASU faculty member whose research has made significant contributions in any field including basic science, innovation, technology, business, law and public policy. Nominate an ASU faculty member today!

Faculty Service Award
The Faculty Service Award will be presented to an ASU faculty member whose services to the University and/ or the community has made a significant impact and contributed to the evolution of ASU as the New American University. Nominate an ASU faculty member today!

Faculty Teaching Award
The Faculty Teaching Award will be presented to an ASU faculty member who delivers an educational experience that is impactful, and contributes to the overall learning of students. Nominate an ASU faculty member today!

Volunteer Award
The Volunteer of the Year Award presented by the ASU Foundation and ASU Alumni Association is the premier volunteer award given to a special individual who is committed to furthering the mission of Arizona State University. Selection is based on an individual's deep commitment to building a base of support for the University and for being an active advocate to further ASU's mission. Through their work, they have demonstrated their commitment to supporting ASU. Nominate a worthy Sun Devil today!