Criteria for Nomination

The Candidate for Distinguished Alumnus/a demonstrates the following in his or her life and ministry:

Submit a Nomination for Distinguished Alumnus/a!

Nominations for the Distinguished Alumnus/a Award are now open! If you would like to nominate a fellow McCormick alumnus/a for this award, please complete the form and return it to the Alumni/ae Office no later than Friday, April 6, 2018.

This award will be presented during McCormick Days. Contact Nannette Banks, Director of Alumni/ae and Church Relations, if you have any questions or concerns at or 773.947.6322.


•  exceptional contributions to the church, by forging and strengthening connections between the local congregation and the world.
•  distinct leadership abilities and discernment; the candidate is a witness for others with a true sense of call in a specific time and place.
•  works to leave a lasting legacy in his or her work that has an impact on both a local community as well as upon the larger church;
•  represents McCormick's commitment to preparation for ministry in a diverse and global context;
Nominate a distinguished alum today! A complete nomination will include a detailed biography of the nominee and particulars of his or her ministry, a definitive letter of advocacy, letters of recommendation and current contact information.

The deadline for receiving all nominations and complete related materials is early April of each year. We will notify you as to whether your candidate is being placed in nomination.