BUBAA Recognition Award Nomination Process

The Recognition Award categories:

Distinguished Young Alumni — given to a young alumnus (35 years of age or younger) who has demonstrated ongoing commitment to support BU students, Bradley University and/or the BUBAA community

Distinguished  Professional Achievement — presented to a BUBAA alum who has been noted for distinguished performance in his/her respective career demonstrating significant accomplishments enhancing not only his/her career and also major contributions to business, non-profits and/or a specific industry

Distinguished Entrepreneur — this award is given to an individual or partners who have built a successful business or service organization  (at least 5-7 years old) from the ground up and are innovative, creative and fills a unique service or product to the community at large

Distinguished Community Service — to be presented to a BUBAA alum who has made significant inroads and rendered dedicated service and commitment to local, regional or national communities

Distinguished Leadership — this award winner exemplifies leadership in his/her career, community and/or support of Bradley University programs, projects and students.

Nominations may be submitted from through March 27, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. (Central) to be considered for the annual 2015 BUBAA Recognition Awards. Electronically submitted nominations are strongly preferred and the nomination form must be completed in full.   


  • You do not have to be a Bradley Alum to nominate a candidate however all candidates must have matriculated at Bradley. Bradley University defines an alumnus/a as a student who has been awarded 24 semester hours. Members of the BUBAA Executive Committee are not eligible for nomination.

  • Only one recipient will be selected each year to receive each of the five awards.

Guidelines for Submission

  • Nominations may be submitted until March 27, 2015. Nominations must consist of the form with a detailed narrative describing in 1,000 words or less why the nominee deserve recognition per the category descriptions for a specific award. No late entries will be accepted.

  • Responses to each question/criterion should be no more than 700 words in length (using a 12 font and minimum one half (.5) in margins.

  • A maximum of three (3) supporting documents may be included with the nomination forms. Select these documents carefully (letters, articles, resumes, etc.) Letters of recommendations should not exceed one (1) full page. Documents exceeding the maximum of three (3) will not be reviewed by the judges.

  • Please DO NOT submit materials that have been bound, placed in notebooks, plastic sleeves or portfolio covers.

  • Please put the nominee’s name and the specific award sought on each sheet of the nomination packet.

  • Nominations (including the form & supporting documentation) should be sent to bualum@bradley.edu either online or via email as a PDF or word document. When submitting via email, please include BUBAA Recognition Award and the nominees name in the subject line.

  • Nominations will be reviewed by the selection committee on the basis of the data received and measured against the criteria as designated for each award.

If you have questions, please contact Vance Pierce at quadtums@yahoo.com.

Click here to submit an award nomination.