Outstanding Graduate and Famous Alumni Information

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission will be holding its 94th Annual Conference April 19-21, 2020 in Indianapolis, at The Alexander Hotel. During the Conference, there are several events Outstanding Graduates and Famous Alumni should attend, including the Outstanding Graduates and Famous Alumni Breakfast and the DEAC Awards Luncheon. Keep reading for more information on those events,and once again, congratulations on being chosen as your institution's Outstanding Graduate/Famous Alumni for 2020!

Outstanding Graduate and Famous Alumni Breakfast

There will be a breakfast for all Outstanding Graduates, Famous Alumni, and their guests, from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21 (room TBA). You'll have the chance to enjoy breakfast and meet DEAC staff as well as other honorees attending the conference.

Awards Presentation

The Outstanding Graduate and Famous Alumni Awards will be presented Tuesday, April 21 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Alexander Ballroom, on the hotel's second floor. You should plan to check in at the Conference Registration table in the Alexander Foyer by 10:45 a.m. on April 21st. As part of the awards ceremony, a representative from your institution will give a short introduction commemorating your selection as this year's Outstanding Graduate/Famous Alumni. After their introduction, the representative will invite you on stage to accept your award and, optionally, give a short (preferably between 3-4 minutes, no longer than 5) speech about your educational experience with your institution. (Please note, the award used during the ceremony is for photo purposes and will be blank. Personalized awards will be engraved and shipped to you after the meeting.)

After the Awards presentation, there will be a luncheon for conference attendees and award recipients in the hotel's Market Table restaurant, on the third floor.


Please contact Robert Chalifoux, DEAC's Director of Media and Events, via e-mail or via phone (202-234-5100 ext. 104) with any questions about the Annual Awards Luncheon or Panel Presentation.

Congratulations again on being selected as one of the DEAC's 2020 Outstanding Graduates and Famous Alumni!

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