Alumni Awards

Past Winners
Nomination Form

These awards are presented annually at the Spring Alumni Dinner. They seek to honor all living Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary graduates, lay and ordained, who have exhibited faithfulness in the ministry of the church and by that faithfulness bring honor to all graduates of the seminary.

The Alumni Awards are given for perseverance, effectiveness, and faithfulness in a ministry of devotion and dedication for:

  • service in parish ministries
  • service in specialized ministry settings
  • celebrated ministries of lifetime service

Awards for parish ministries and for ministry in specialized settings seek to recognize those who serve our Lord inconspicuously and normally would not be heralded with accolade or recognition.
Criteria for service in parish ministries and specialized ministry settings are:

  • dedication to their vocation/faithfulness and effectiveness in ministry
  • special unheralded services
  • focus and stability in each position/years of service
  • church and community service
  • continued association with Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary

Criteria for celebrated ministries of lifetime service are:

  • dedication to their vocation/faithfulness and effectiveness in ministry
  • focus and stability in each position/years of service
  • church and community service
  • continued association with Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary

The Alumni Council will accept nominations for Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Alumni Awards until August 31. Please use the nomination form to make your nominations indicating for which award you are making the nomination and how the nominee fills the criteria. Nominations will be considered for two years - the year of their nomination and the following year. Nominations may be resubmitted, if desired. An award for every category may not be given each year.
Current members of the Alumni Council and/or Board of Directors are not considered u