Adelphi University alumni who are included on our Notable Alumni list must meet the following criteria. Other names may be added via this nomination form.

This list is not a ranking, but rather a confirmation that AU’s schools and colleges have produced the Leaders and Best that are representative of our diverse alumni base.

General Standards

  • Significant accomplishment/contribution locally, nationally, or globally in the field of community service, social justice, advocacy, and/or civil/human rights
  • National recognition and/or global recognition
  • Long and distinguished career
  • May include active, former, and retired roles
  • Must have attained specified high rank in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines (Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves)
  • Army/Air Force: Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General, General
  • Navy/Marines: Rear Admiral, Lower Half Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral, Admiral
  • President or Executive Director of a nationally recognized nonprofit organization
  • Member of U.S. Congress
  • Ranking Member of Cabinet, U.S. Presidential Staff, or other key Presidential Appointment
  • State or Federal Supreme Court Judge
  • Mayor of a large city (500,000 or higher population)
  • Elected state official, such as governor
  • President/Chairman/CEO of a nationally recognized company
  • Top-ranking corporate officer of a Fortune 500, NYSE, or Nasdaq company
  • College/University President
  • Dean or higher level position at an accredited, nationally recognized 4-year college/university
  • Writer with a large following outside of academia
  • Nationally prominent and recognized expert in an academic field who is covered in the mainstream media
  • Leading role at a nationally known company or institution
  • Contributed to a major discovery or advancement
  • Producer/Director of a nationally recognized film or TV show
  • Lead actor/actress on a nationally broadcast show or Broadway production
  • Radio or television personality in a major media market
  • Editor-in-Chief or publisher of a national publication
  • National Award Winner (Pulitzer, Academy, Grammy, Emmy, Tony, etc.)
  • Architects who designed buildings or structures of major significance to the world or the U-M community
  • Prominent player on a professional top-level sports team, Olympic team, World Cup team, or other national/international team
  • Individual sport athlete who has competed at the professional and/or Olympic level
  • Manager, head coach, or higher administration of a professional sports team
  • Head coach of a nationally recognized college sports program
  • Nationally recognized agent or nationally recognized official/higher level administrator in a professional sports league/federation/association
  • Former professional athletes remain on the list if they had an especially long and distinguished career
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