Celebrating innovation and impact

Nominate a fellow alumna or alumnus (or yourself) for the 2017 Harris Alumni Awards. These awards recognize two alums each year who have made extraordinary contributions to public policy.

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award recognizes Harris alumni under 40 who have distinguished themselves as leaders and who have made a meaningful difference in policy, whether in the public, private or nonprofit sectors.

Career Achievement Award

The Career Achievement Award recognizes Harris alumni who have achieved a position of significant leadership in the public, private or nonprofit sector and who have a robust track record of meaningful accomplishments that have had a real, positive impact on their organizations and on society as a whole.

We will celebrate our award winners and their important work during Harris Alumni Weekend each spring.

The deadline for submissions is January 15.

2016 Alumni Awards
2016 Alumni Awards: Dean's Award winner Ivo Daalder; Career Achievement award winner Anne Richards AM'84; Rising Star award winner Elizabeth Kneebone, MPP'03; Dean Daniel Diermeier; and Alumni Council President Chad Williams.
2015 Alumni Awards
2015 Alumni Awards: Career Achievement award winner Hilarie Kaplow-McAdams, AM'87, and Rising Star award winner Lisa Ellman, MPP'05, listen as they are honored for their achievements.
2014 Alumni Awards
2014 Alumni Awards: Dean Colm O'Mercheartaigh; Rising Star Beth Swanson, MPP'02; Dean's Award winner Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson; Career Achievement awardee Dan Tangherlini, AB'90, AM'91.

Alumni Award Nominations

Nominate Your Peers
The Harris Public Policy Alumni Awards recognize alumni and policy leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to public policy.