The Board of Regents of Wartburg College created a special recognition award, which is known as The Wartburg Medal. The medal is awarded by the College to recognize individuals who have provided significant service over a sustained period of time to the College. The Wartburg Medal recipients are individuals who have a personal commitment to the College’s mission, quality, and character. The Wartburg Medal, designed as a medallion of the College seal, is bestowed at a formal academic convocation.
The first Wartburg Medals were awarded at Opening Convocation in September 2000. The medal can be awarded to alumni, friends, and retired faculty and staff who have demonstrated a personal commitment to the College’s mission, quality, and character.
Any college employee may nominate a candidate for the Wartburg Medal. Although present College faculty, administrators, and staff are not eligible, emeritus faculty/administrators and retired employees may be nominated.
Nominations will be reviewed by the President’s Cabinet and a recommendation for approval of the nominees will be made to the Board of Regents. A display across from the Hagemann Castle Room in the Saemann Student Center honors the recipients.