Golden Knight Nomination Information

The Clarkson Alumni Association Board of Governors announced the establishment of the Alumni Distinguished Service Award, better known as the “Golden Knight Award,” in 1962 to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves as Clarkson’s best representatives and ambassadors.

The Golden Knight is Clarkson’s most prestigious alumni award. The Golden Knight is given to alumni at their 25th reunion or subsequent years. The ideal candidate demonstrates a unique combination of career accomplishment, service to Clarkson, and service to their community.

The awards committee will also consider outstanding individual accomplishment in any of the above categories as worthy of a Golden Knight award.

Alumni who have been tapped as Golden Knights are presented with a unique Golden Knight trophy and citation outlining their accomplishments. Current year recipient citations and photographs are displayed in the Alumni Gateway for the following academic year.