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Office of the Provost

Alumni Awards

Hutchison Medal

The Charles Force Hutchison and Marjorie Smith Hutchison Medal is awarded to University of Rochester alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievement and notable service to the community, state, or nation. The President selects one or more recipients of this award annually from nominations put forward by the University community.

Rochester Distinguished Scholar

The Distinguished Scholar award recognizes doctoral alumni who have led distinguished careers in academia, private enterprise, public service and the arts. An individual is eligible for the award if they have earned a doctoral degree from the University and is not currently an employee. The Provost selects the recipient of this award in consultation with the University Dean of Graduate Studies. The award is presented at the University doctoral commencement ceremony.