What is the Alumni Club Award of Merit?
Each summer, the Regional Clubs Advisory Board reviews a list of clubs that have been nominated by Alumni Relations to receive the Alumni Club Award of Merit (ACAM) for their outstanding achievements in the previous fiscal year. The Advisory Board evaluates all ACAM nominees based on criteria in four major categories: Leadership, Infrastructure, Programming, and Creativity, ultimately identifying the one club that excels the greatest in all categories. The club that is selected by the Advisory Board is notified in August and is presented with the award at the Award of Merit Gala over Homecoming Weekend. With a network of over 120 clubs around the world, this award in no way diminishes the amazing accomplishments of those clubs who were not recognized. Instead, it celebrates the successes and achievements of our entire regional clubs network and seeks to strengthen the connections between our alumni around the globe!
Under the leadership of Jim Chen, ENG07 and Lauren Olsen, NU12, and a dedicated board, the Penn Club of Seattle had a fantastic year. The club had over 12 events and engaged in over 500 alumni through a variety of social, networking, educational, and service opportunities. Examples of events include rooting heartily at Phillies or Penn Athletics game. Being a member of the Penn Club of Seattle can even save lives-as proven by the certificates that are earned by taking a CPR class together. The inaugural “Diner en Blanc” in Green Lake Park left everyone thinking “C’est magnifique!”All the programming starts with a Board that spans generations the representation from a range of degree programs and affinity groups reflects the intellectual and social diversity of Penn’s campus. For their outstanding achievements in 2015-2016 and their commitment to serving the needs of Seattle-area alumni while strengthening connections to Penn, the Regional Clubs Advisory Board is proud to present the 2017 Alumni Club Award of Merit to the Penn Club of Seattle.