The Alumni Day celebration held each February will not take place this year, due to the global pandemic. “As welcoming our honorees to campus, hearing them speak in person, and fostering interaction with students and their fellow alumni are such important aspects of conferring the Wilson Award and Madison Medal, we have determined we will not name recipients for those prizes in this exceptional year,” according to an email from director of advancement communications Erika Knudson. The awards are the highest honors bestowed upon undergraduate and graduate alumni.
However, the annual Service of Remembrance recognizing alumni, faculty, and staff who died in the previous year will take place virtually Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. (see bit.ly/alumni-day-canceled for more details). At 8 p.m., a virtual tribute to alumni achievement is being planned with a special Forward Fest event (see bit.ly/forward-fest).