Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus Nomination
The primary purpose of this award is to recognize annually up to five Tau Beta Pi alumnus members who have continued to live up to the ideals of TBP as stated in our Eligibility Code and to foster a spirit of liberal culture throughout their lives after their college years. The Tau Beta Pi Association has identified this award as an opportunity to "mark in a fitting manner" exemplary performance by alumni. Another purpose of the award is to demonstrate excellence and leadership in character and liberal culture to members of collegiate chapters and to influence their professional careers and personal lives.
TBP members who should be considered for this award have made exceptional efforts to promote a spirit of liberal culture in areas such as (but not limited to) community service, fine arts, and athletics on local, national, and/or international scales in addition to their outstanding accomplishments in engineering. Their achievements exemplify the diverse contributions that engineers make to society. They demonstrate the integrity, breadth of interest both inside and outside engineering, adaptability, and unselfish activity cited in our Eligibility Code. These outstanding Tau Bates continue to strive with integrity for excellence in their work and activities. They truly fulfill our Eligibility Code requirements by exercising their capacity for giving their best without limit.
Any TBP member or chapter may nominate one (or more) alumnus member(s) for the award. The nomination (in digital form) shall be made to the Executive Director by February 1. Members serving as Association Officials of Tau Beta Pi shall not be considered. The deadline to submit nominations is February 1.
AWARD AND RECOGNITION
The award will be presented to each honored alumnus at the Convention that year. In addition, Tau Beta Pi will present each honoree with a recognition plaque and will pay appropriate travel expenses for the honoree to attend. There is no cash award to the recipient. Tau Beta Pi will name a scholarship in honor of the recipient in the following year. Recognition also includes publicity of the award and scholarship in The Bent and other publications.
The selection of the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award will be made by a committee of Association Officials appointed by the Executive Council through a process determined by the Council.