The Alumni Awards were initiated in 1999 to honor those who have made significant contributions to their fields, the college or their communities. Every spring, the awards are presented to deserving alumni at the Alumni Weekend banquet.
The Pride of Flagler Alumni Award
The highest award presented by the College, The Pride of Flagler Alumni Award is granted to alumni who have been Flagler College graduates for a minimum of 10 years, and have achieved national and/or regional recognition in their field. These distinguished individuals have rendered service to Flagler College and/or their communities
The Flagler College Service Award
Presented to alumni who have rendered a high degree of service to Flagler College for more than 10 years (for example, volunteering with the alumni office, coordinating alumni chapter activities, establishing an endowed scholarship, volunteering with campus clubs, organizations, athletics, etc.).
2017 Recipient: Skip Abrams, '80
Richard “Skip” Abrams, ’80, received the Flagler Service Award for devoting a high degree of service to the college for more than 10 years. Abrams served on Flagler’s Alumni Board of Directors from 2005 to 2013, three years of those as president. He was inducted into Flagler College’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011 and is currently a member of the Saints Club Advisory Board.
The Professional Achievement Award
Presented to alumni who have demonstrated significant accomplishments in their fields and have achieved national and/or regional recognition. Nominees must be a graduate of Flagler College and over the age of 32. This award may be bestowed on more than one candidate.
2017 Recipient: Scott Briell, ‘92
Scott Briell, ’91, received the Professional Achievement Award for demonstrating significant accomplishments in his field. Over the last 14 years, Briell has served in senior leadership roles at three universities. He is currently vice president for Enrollment Management at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
The Community Service Award
The Community Service Award is presented to alumni who have demonstrated outstanding contributions serving their community.
The Young Alumni Achievement Award
Presented to alumni 32 years of age and younger who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments since graduation, this award recognizes contributions to society, to a profession or to Flagler College. The award may be based upon professional and educational achievements, community activities, and honors and awards received.
2017 Recipient: Jessica Griner, ‘08
Jessica Griner, ‘08, received the Young Alumni Achievement Award for her work as an international education professional. Jessica spent 8 years in Asia and Africa developing training programs for English language teachers as well as promoting orphan rights and gender equity. She is currently the Program Officer at the US-China Education Trust in Washington, D.C., where she manages programs aimed at developing US-China relations through people to people diplomacy.