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Hatter Highlights

Connect with the Office of Alumni Engagement for a short conversation about yourself! What kinds of milestones have you reached in life and your career? How did Stetson play a role in your journey? Your story may offer valuable insight to Current Hatters and other alumni.

Check out our YouTube channel to view all the Hatter Highlights and contact us through the Hatter Highlight form if you’d like to connect or nominate a fellow Hatter to share their story!

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Class Notes

Keep the Stetson community apprised of the personal events and/or achievements going on in your life! Whether it's a marriage, promotion or the birth of a future Hatter, let us know by filling out your class notes. Updates you submit will likely make it into the next upcoming Stetson Magazine, published quarterly.

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Hatter Owned Business Spotlight

We want to give more visibility to the amazing careers and successes of our resilient Hatter alumni network. If you own a business and want to be featured, submit your info now. This will help our community to have a greater Hatter network and establish more opportunities for collaboration.

Alumni Awards

Stetson University is proud to recognize individuals who personify the university's mission of providing an excellent education in a creative community where learning and values meet. These individuals represent qualities of mind and heart that we hope to develop in our students while they reach their full potential as informed citizens of local communities and the world. The university awards are presented annually during the Homecoming celebration to outstanding alumni and other supporters of the university.

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The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented annually to up to two Stetson University alumni who, through outstanding achievement in their lives and professions, have brought distinction and special recognition to Stetson University.

The Outstanding Young Alumni Award is presented to one alumna/alumnus of Stetson University who is 35 years of age or younger. The award recognizes contributions to society, to a profession or to Stetson University. Recipients must demonstrate significant accomplishment or promise in their fields; leadership; or civic, cultural or charitable involvement.

The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to a graduate or friend of the university in recognition of their personal commitment to the ideals and objectives of the Stetson University Alumni Association and dedicated service and advancement of the goals of the university.

The Doyle E. Carlton Award is presented annually to a graduate or friend of Stetson University in recognition of devotion to Christian higher education and in appreciation for his/her extraordinary contribution to the life and development of Stetson University, the City of DeLand and the State of Florida.

The George and Mary Hood Award is given in honor of Dr. George Hood, former dean of students, professor and director of the counseling Center, and his wife, the late Mary Turner Hood, longtime assistant to President and chancellor J. Ollie Edmunds. It is presented annually to a member or friend of the Stetson University community in recognition of his/her passion for, and commitment and contributions to, Stetson University and its core values.

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"Networking with alumni was core to my Stetson experience. I am grateful for the guidance and mentorship that came from those relationships and ultimately helped me get to where I am today."

Max Perez-Duel ’16

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"Stetson’s community has been around for over a century, and it is our duty to continue the legacy and sense of community we pride ourselves on being a part of."

Nezha Elabbassy ’17