Johnson Alumni Recognition Awards

Established to extol and thank our alumni volunteers, Johnson's Alumni Recognition Awards honor alumni for their extraordinary volunteer service on behalf of the Johnson community, and for their exceptional leadership and vision. Consideration is given to the length and depth of the individual's activities.


L. Joseph Thomas Leadership Award

Johnson’s highest honor, the L. Joseph Thomas Leadership Award recognizes alumni for their exceptional demonstration of vision and leadership, sound business sense, and commitment to community.

Samuel C. Johnson Distinguished Service Award

The 2011 Samuel C. Johnson Distinguished Service Award is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes extraordinary alumni for their sustained and exemplary commitment to Johnson and its alumni.

Robert J. Swieringa Young Alumni Service Award

The Robert J. Swieringa Young Alumni Service Award recognizes alumni for their exemplary commitment to Johnson and its alumni, and continued engagement with Johnson as a volunteer leader in many engagement activities.

Henry P. Renard, MBA '55 Regional Club of the Year Award

The Henry P. Renard, MBA '55 Regional Club of the Year Award recognizes regional club leaders and members for the innovation, creativity, and diversity of their programs, the total number of events hosted, and the percent of local alumni who attend.

Reunion Awards

Johnson Alumni Reunion Awards recognize each year’s reunion classes that achieve records in giving and in reunion attendance.