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Awards of Distinction

Richard Bland College Foundation

Richard Bland alumni and friends are influencing and changing the course of our community, our country and our world. Each year, Richard Bland College will recognize distinguished alumni, supporters of the College and young alumni with three separate awards that reflect the extraordinary contributions each honoree makes in his or her professional endeavors or life’s work.   The recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Richard Bland Award and the Young Alumni Award should reflect the qualities that Richard Bland College seeks to foster in its students – leadership, integrity, service and scholarship.

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    • The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest and most prestigious honor that Richard Bland College can bestow upon its alumni. The award recognizes truly outstanding women and men for their professional accomplishments, leadership, distinguished service to community, and/or commitment to Richard Bland College. These individuals exemplify the Richard Bland tradition of excellence and scholarship.  These honorees represent the thousands of alumni who contribute in countless ways to business, education, the arts and society.  By honoring our former students, we hope to inspire today’s student to strive for both personal and professional success.


    • Richard Bland was an early American statesman with distinguished service to the Commonwealth of Virginia and to the nation. The Richard Bland Award recognizes a member of the Richard Bland family, not necessarily an alumnus or alumna, for exemplary service through his or her personal activities, influence and leadership that positively impacts Richard Bland College.


    • The Young Alumni Award is given to a former student, who completed a semester or more at Richard Bland College in the last ten years, and who is making outstanding contributions professionally, to the community and/or to Richard Bland College. The Young Alumni Award is intended to encourage a standard of life-long commitment and service and to excellence.

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