Alumni Council

The Alumni Council is an advisory board made up of Dickinson alumni and three student representatives. This body advises the President of the College, as well as other members of the senior staff, on matters pertaining to the College in general as well as specific alumni issues.

The Council serves as a voice for alumni and a mechanism through which all Dickinson alumni can have their opinions heard. If you have a question, issue or concern that you would like to bring to the attention of the Alumni Council, please contact us to let us know. Read our mission statement for more information.

The Alumni Council is divided into five committees, each with a special area of focus:
Members are elected to serve three-year terms.

Alumni Awards

The Council highlights alumni of distinction through the annual awarding of two Distinguished Alumni Awards, one for service to the College and the other for achievement in one's professional or civic life. In June 2004, the Council initiated a new award to recognize professional and civic accomplishments of young alumni.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
Past recipients and nominations.

Young Alumni Award
Past recipients and nominations

Recognizing our Outstanding Volunteers
Do you want to nominate a Dickinsonian (alumnus or parent) for one of our volunteer awards? See the criteria for the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Young Alumni award. Use the online form to submit a nomination by February 1.


All Council members are volunteers, and are elected to the Alumni Council by current members. All Dickinson College alumni are eligible to serve on the Council, and can be nominated by themselves or by any one of their peers. The Council meets three times per year; once in the fall, once in the winter, and once in the spring. The Alumni Council is a great way to volunteer for Dickinson and make a difference at the College. For more information, please contact the Office of Engagement & The Dickinson Fund at