Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 09:06 PM

Alumni Awards


The purpose of this program, which is part of the activities in the reunion event, is to recognize distinguished alumni of Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly University of Ife) for their immense contribution to the growth of the University campus, breakthrough performance in chosen profession and exceptional demonstration of leadership and integrity in the service to humanity.

The awards are in four categories outlined as follows:

[a] The Arts
Literary and Dramatic Arts
Social Work
Communications (including Journalism)

[b] The Sciences
Pure Sciences
Environmental Sciences

[c] Entrepreneurship

[d] Management/Public Administration
General Management
Public Administration
International Relations

Nominator forwards a completed nomination form to the Reunion Award Committee for evaluation by any of the following means:
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There is no limit to the number of nominations per person.
The Nominee must have matriculated at least 12 years from our Alma Mater before the date of the Award.
Nominee, if selected for award, must be committed to attending the 5th International Reunion of Great Ife at which the award will be presented.
The nominator must gain the commitment of the nominee to be physically present at the reunion award ceremony.
Each nomination must be accompanied with a detailed resume of the nominee.
Duly completed nomination forms must be submitted to the Reunion Awards Committee for compilation on or before 30th of July, 2010.
Successful Nominees will be presented with the awards at the Banquet event of the 2010 Reunion.


The Great Ife Alumni Hall of Distinction represents an international Hall of Fame for recipients of Awards of Excellence by the worldwide Alumni Association. It does not include recipients of awards by local chapters for distinguished service.

The winners of these awards shall be permanently recognized as outstanding achievers whose body of work and unique accomplishments help to inspire current undergraduates and living alumni.

The achievements of inductees will also serve as story lines for promoting the University in future years as it strives to make and maintain top global university rankings.

Induction into the Hall of Distinction requires excelling at an unparalleled level in one of four categories – The Arts, The Sciences, Entrepreneurship, and Management/Public Administration.

The Awards Committee shall create a shortlist of candidates from all nominations and recommend candidates for awards to the Body of Presidents.

The Body of Presidents shall include the Presidents of National Chapters and Branches of the Alumni Associations worldwide.

The Body of Presidents shall ratify the final list of Awardees before they are announced to the general membership.


All Great Ife Alumni who meet the minimum requirement under Administration guidelines shall be eligible for nomination for the Awards of Excellence and induction to the Hall of Distinction. The committee draws candidates from the nomination process.
Appendix B
Evaluation Criteria for
Alumni Hall of Distinction

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation criteria for giving an award of excellence and ultimate induction into the Great Ife Hall of Distinction shall include but shall not be limited to the following:

Nominee’s professional accomplishments demonstrate an undisputed track record of excellence and innovation as typically recognized in the particular field of reference.

Nominee has held positions or performed work exhibiting an enviable breadth of experience.

Nominee has been consistently recognized by peers and industry organizations through awards, citations, and scholarships.

Nominee shall have a record of commitment to promoting educational, social, and charitable causes through donations of time, talent, and/or finances.

a. Academic Track Nominees shall have a distinguished educational academic record and a body of published work deserving of outstanding merit.
Entrepreneurship Track Nominees shall have a unique entrepreneurial story highlighted by overcoming unusual challenges/obstacles and possess visionary leadership skills.
Other Nominees (Non-Academic or Entrepreneurial Track) shall be nationally or internationally recognized for a specific body of work worthy of acclaim.

Nominee shall have a demonstrated commitment to mentorship of younger people in the particular field of reference.

Nominee shall have shown significant interest in alumni activities and shall be a worthy representative of the Great Ife name.

Please note that the Awards Committee reserves the right to make or not to make an award.

NOMINEES EVALUATION CRITERIA (for official use only)
Nominee's Name        
Assessor's Name        
1 Record of Accomplishments 15   0
2 Innovation 10   0
3 Educational and Professional Background/Certifications 10   0
4 Peer Recognition (Nominator Statement and References) 10   0
5 Commitment to Educational Causes 10   0
6 Commitment to Charitable/Social Causes 10   0
7 Other Awards/Citations 5   0
8a.* Academic Track (A Track) 10   0
8b.* Entrepreneurship Track (E Track) 10   0
8c.* Non-Academic/Non-Entrepreneurial Track (N Track) 10   0
9 Mentorship Record 10   0
10 Participation in Great Ife Alumni Activities 10   0
  Total 100   0
1 = Least rating        
3 = Average        
5 = Excellent        
Fill out only Column D (Score 1-5). Spreadsheet automatically calculates the extended score        
Average Score >        
8a*. A Track        
  Published Work      
  Quality of Institutional Affiliation      
8b*. E Track        
  Minimum Revenue Level Over a 5 Year Period      
  Uniqueness of Entrepreneurial Story      
8c*. N Track National/International Recognition of Body of Work      
General Comments        
  Nominee can only be evaluated under one of the tracks in Item 8      
  * Only one of 8a, 8b or 8c will be applied to a candidate as a Weight