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Alumni & Parent Programs

Board of Directors

Dynamic alumni from all over the country make up Butler University's Alumni Association Board of Directors. The roster reflects a wide range of ages, colleges, occupations and ethnicities. The Board promotes the ongoing excellence of Butler University by enlisting the support and participation of its graduates. Board members volunteer their time, talent and resources to assist in communication, recruitment, student retention and outreach. The Board consists of 24 members including leadership. There are also an additional three ex-officio members.

The Board has two visible roles: The annual Alumni Awards and the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship.

The Board meets on campus three times a year, and nominations for membership are accepted throughout the year. New members begin their four-year terms at the beginning of the academic calendar following election. To nominate an alumnus or alumna for the Alumni Board, complete a nomination form. Nominations may also be submitted online. For more information, contact the Alumni Office

Alumni Awards

The Alumni Awards recognize the achievements of outstanding alumni and friends every spring by presenting six prestigious awards: the Butler Medal, the Butler Service Medal and awards named in memory of graduates Joseph Irwin Sweeney, Katharine Merrill Graydon, Hilton Ultimus Brown and Robert Todd Duncan. The awards honor individuals for their commitment to the University and to their communities. Nominations may also be submitted online or by completing a nomination form.

Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

The Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a student with a family member who attended the University. This includes not only parents and grandparents but siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins. The Butler University Alumni Association established this scholarship to provide a vehicle for alumni to express their appreciation for the education they received at Butler and to provide similar opportunities for future graduates. All legacy students with demonstrated financial need are eligible for this award. Nominations for recipients are not accepted. For more information about the legacy scholarship, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 800-368-6852, ext. 9469.