Bridgewater Alumni Awards are the most prestigious awards presented through the Bridgewater Alumni Association and the Afro-American Alumni Association. Each year nominations are solicited from all alumni and members of the University community to find those who should be recognized for their outstanding achievements. The Bridgewater Alumni Awards Dinner is typically held in November.
The Afro-American Alumni Association solicits nominations for the awards from all members of the Afro-American Alumni community, Bridgewater State University faculty, and administration. The Awards committee reviews the materials submitted on each candidate and selects those candidates who are deemed most deserving of recognition and whose achievements most closely fit the category for which they have been nominated. The Afro-American Alumni Association Awards are given at the organization's annual dinner in March.
The DiNardo Excellence in Teaching Award is presented annually to a current full-time faculty member in recognition of excellence in teaching. Each awardee receives a plaque and a cash award at the Awards for Academic Excellence Ceremony in the spring.