Each year, the University of Bridgeport Distinguished Alumni Committee selects recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus(a) of the year, joining the prestigious roster of awardees. The Distinguished Alumni are honored at the Annual UB Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner in the Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center’s Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. duPont III Tower Room. President Salonen will welcome the guests, with the awards program to begin after dinner.

The Distinguished Alumni Award provides an opportunity to give special recognition to a University of Bridgeport alumnus/a. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the University upon its alumni, recognizing those who have enhanced the reputation of the school by distinguishing themselves in their careers and have made significant contributions through professional service, public service, and civic activities.  Click here to view past recipients.

About the Nominee

The Nominee must have made significant contributions to their community and beyond through professional service, public service, and/or civic activities.

The Nominee must be present at the award ceremony.

Selection Process

Nominations are reviewed and honorees are selected by a committee comprised of prior recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni committee reviews suggestions from the Executive Director of Alumni & Family Engagement, and any other alumnus who might want to nominate an appropriate candidate. The committee is composed of alumni from many different class years in cooperation with the Executive Director and representatives from the Board of Trustees, and include:

Kenneth Graham Esq., 1971
Dennis Brotherton 1986

To Nominate a Distinguished Alumnus/a

If you would like to nominate a candidate for distinguished alumni,  please answer the following and email alumni@bridgeport.edu:

  • Name of alumnus/a
  • What significant achievements has the nominee made through professional service, public service, and/or civic activities?
  • Honors, accolades, service, professional involvement, and related activities (list all that apply)