Honoring Extraordinary Service

Each year, the Academy honors individuals for exceptional service to Exeter and the world through three awards. We invite you to nominate members within our community whose accomplishments are most deserving of special recognition.

Email awards@exeter.edu for more information about the award criteria or to submit a nomination.

Founder's Day Award

This award is given to an alumnus, alumna, faculty emeritus or emerita, retired staff member, parent or friend who has demonstrated exceptional service to the Academy. The nominee must be living at the time of the nomination and whose extraordinary service was provided over a period of time, usually five years or more. See past recipients.

John and Elizabeth Phillips Award

This award is given to an alumnus or alumna of the Academy, still living at the time of nomination, whose life demonstrates co-founders John and Elizabeth Phillips' ideal of goodness and knowledge united in noble character and usefulness to mankind. The nominee should have contributed significantly to the welfare of community, country or humanity, beyond any volunteer service to the Academy. See past recipients.

President's Award

This award is given by the president of the General Alumni Association (GAA) to an alumnus or alumna volunteer who has made outstanding contributions to promoting the activities and goals of the Academy within the past two years. Such contributions include: exceptional work within a PEA-defined volunteer role such as class officer or class agent, making an innovative enhancement to the Exeter community or performing other extraordinary types of service. See past recipients.