Conferred continuously since 1940, the Alumni Citation Award is the premier award given by the TCNJ Alumni Association. It is granted to a living alumnus or alumna who:
- has achieved exceptional success in work and/or community;
- has demonstrated a sustained association with the College since graduation, including support to the Alumni Annual Fund;
- graduated fifteen or more years prior to nomination;
- is not currently employed by The College of New Jersey or its affiliated organizations.