The Longwood Alumni Association Awards program is a reflection on Longwood’s history and a singular tribute to the accomplishments of the honorees. It presents an opportunity to promote our heritage by honoring our historic roots. The subjects of the original dome paintings in our Rotunda inspired the name of each award.
The William Henry Ruffner Alumni Award is the highest and most prestigious award bestowed by the Alumni Association. It is presented to a Longwood graduate who has achieved outstanding success and national distinction in both the recipient’s personal and professional life—the embodiment of the citizen leader.
The Thomas Jefferson Professional Achievement Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves as significant contributors to their professions, who stand above their peers and who are recognized within their professions as leaders and role models for future generations of citizen leaders.
The Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry Humanitarian Award honors alumni who, through their outstanding involvement and commitment, have enriched the lives of others and improved the welfare of their communities. The award recognizes personal achievements and the humanitarian ideals that reflect a selfless dedication to service for the good of others.
Do you know any alumni who meet any of the criteria for the awards? If so, nominate them by submitting a nomination form. Forms can be found on the Longwood website.