Boilermaker Pride Award

About the Award

Established in 2005, the Purdue Alumni Association Boilermaker Pride Award seeks to recognize a club leader, regardless of his/her official connection to Purdue, who has contributed time and service to the alumni club program and to the Purdue Alumni Association over a significant period of time.

Bob Thornley receiving the Boilermaker Pride Award

Bob Thorley (M’71) receiving the Boilermaker Pride Award


Nominations can be submitted online by May 1 each year. Please note that you must include a list of the nominee’s club-related accomplishments. Nomination submissions may also be e-mailed as an attachment to

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Selection Criteria

Consideration should be given to the nominee’s contribution in the following ways:

  • has served as an officer in a local club
  • has served a club for more than 10 years
  • has unselfishly contributed time and effort to a local club
  • is a current Purdue Alumni Association member

Selection Process

Nominations may be made by any person or group affiliated with Purdue University — students, faculty, staff, or alumni. The award will be chosen by the Boilermaker Pride Award Committee. The committee shall include 3-5 people from alumni clubs and campus representatives who will choose one in-state and one out-of-state recipient to receive the award. If no qualified candidates are nominated, the award will not be given. Nominee names will be kept in the pool for five years, after which a new nominee form will need to be submitted.

Presentation of Award

Winners will be announced in June.

For questions, contact John Sautter at 765-496-6193 or

Past Winners

See the past Boilermaker Pride Award recipients.