Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award of Excellence

Will Weatherford '03, Tim Cost '81Each October, we present these prestigious awards during Homecoming & Family Weekend to Jacksonville University alumni who exemplify what it means to be exceptional Dolphins. Learn more about this award and how to nominate someone here. See a list of previous recipients here.

Scott Amos Recent Alumnus of Distinction Award

Campanella and Tim Cost '81The Scott Amos Recent Alumnus of Distinction Award is bestowed upon our GOLD Phins (Graduates Of the Last Decade) who represent what it means to be an exceptional recent alumni. Named after JU’s Randall Scott Amos ’01/’06, who passed away on October 28, 2006; this award symbolizes young Dolphins who truly make a difference in their community, their profession and at JU. Learn more about this award and how to nominate someone here. See the previous recipients of this award here.

Outstanding Military Alumnus of Distinction Award

Jacksonville University military alumni have a distinguished record of service to our nation. To recognize this service we have established the Outstanding Military Alumnus of Distinction Award. The person receiving this award must be a graduate of Jacksonville University who served honorably in the United States military either before or after receiving their JU degree. Learn more about this award and how to nominate someone here.

75 Distinguished Dolphins

Our 75 Distinguished Dolphins were selected in 2009 to help celebrate Jacksonville University’s 75th Anniversary. Those selected must have matriculated at Jacksonville University or must be a former or current paid faculty or staff member of Jacksonville University. Selected Dolphins have added significant value to the Jacksonville University brand statewide, nationally or internationally and these individuals have demonstrated a high level of professional success and personal integrity. Learn more and see the recipients of this honor here.

80 Dolphins You Ought to Know

Jacksonville University's 80 Dolphins You Ought to Know were selected in 2014 to celebrate Jacksonville University's 80th anniversary. Recipients consist of alumni who had not been recognized previously as Distinguished Alumni or Distinguished Dolphins. The intent of these awards was to spotlight JU alumni doing great things around the world, and to share their achievements and "stories."​ Learn more and see the list of recipients here.