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Distinguished Alumni Award Criteria

Central Dauphin School District has produced outstanding graduates who have achieved greatness and had an impact in their industry, on society or in the lives of others. For these reasons, the Panther Ram Foundation has established a Distinguished Alumni Award to honor graduates who have built on their K-12 education to significantly contribute to their vocation and/or their community — local, national or global.


The Foundation aims to identify a group of outstanding candidates, a subset of whom will be honored at the Annual Panther Ram Foundation Benefit. In addition to recognizing these honorees, the program will make current Central Dauphin School District students, employees and the entire community aware that our school district produces outstanding graduates who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their professional and personal lives. To be considered, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have graduated from Central Dauphin High or Central Dauphin East High School.

  • Must have achieved outstanding success in her or his area of specialization, which has resulted in honors, awards, commendations or other recognition at a regional, national or global level.

  • May be living or deceased.

  • Must not have any significant violations or charges pending against them within any governing body.


Anyone may nominate a candidate for this award. In order for a person to be considered for the 2023 award, all materials indicated below must be received January 16, 2023.

  • A completed nomination form

  • The candidate’s current résumé or CV.

  • Supporting media clips (links, print versions, videos, publications, etc.) as available.



A panel of judges chosen by the Panther Ram Foundation Board will evaluate nominees and choose a maximum of three (3) award recipients, who will be announced on January 27, 2023. Recipients of the award will be honored at the Annual Panther Ram Foundation Celebration held in Harrisburg, where awards will be presented.

All nominations are considered confidential and will be kept on file to be reconsidered for three subsequent years.

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