Alumni Awards

Alumni Association Awards
The Houston Baptist University Alumni Association confers two awards to the alumni of HBU. Each year, the alumni association selects a Distinguished Alumnus and a Meritorious Alumnus to be recognized and honored. Alongside these alumni awards is the Hallmark Award, honoring a faculty or staff member that has shown strong support of the alumni association. Each individual honored exemplifies the standards upon which Houston Baptist University is founded and plays a valuable role to the advancement of Houston Baptist University.

Using the links below, you may review a list of past recipients and submit a nominee to recommend a deserving candidate for one or both awards.


Distinguished Alumnus Award:
This award is to be given to alumni who have made a distinctive contribution in their profession. They must have consistently exemplified the standards upon which the University is founded. In no way is the award to be given on the basis of financial contribution to the University. 

Meritorious Service Alumnus Award:
This award will be presented to alumni who have made significant, sustained contributions of time, energy and creativity toward the advancement of the University. They must show continuing interest and exemplify standards upon which Houston Baptist University is founded.

Hallmark Award:
This award is presented to members of the HBU faculty or staff who have shown significant support of the Alumni Association. Recipients are designated "Honorary Alumnus"

Emma Key Faithful Servent Award

The Emma Key Faithful Servant Award honors a student that exemplifies the bold, outspoken, selfless, Christ-like character of the late Emma Key, daughter of HBU Alumni Steven and Sherry Key.