Alumni Awards

Honoring the accomplishments of outstanding alumni

Wayne State University alumni award winners make meaningful contributions to society in groundbreaking ways. Our Distinguished Alumni awardee is recognized for her efforts in increasing minority student enrollment and involvement at Penn State DuBois. Our Homer D. Strong recipient is committed to improving lives through business and technology, and to nurturing the next generation of highly competent and socially responsible engineers.

Anita McDonald '66, '70
College of Education

Julius Reeves '86
College of Engineering

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2021 Award Winners

Each year, the Wayne State University Alumni Association honors the accomplishments of outstanding alumni who exemplify the Wayne State spirit of achievement, excellence and service. Watch the full award ceremony above or view individual winner remarks.

Christopher Wilson '07
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Alice Thompson '81
School of Social Work

Zhongcong Xie '94
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


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