In addition to the Distinguished Alumni Award, four other categories recognize alumni who have been a positive influence on their professions or on their communities through public service or who have demonstrated exceptional performance that place them above the norm.
Alumni Association Awards are presented annually at Homecoming. They include: the Distinguished Alumni Award; Alumni Achievement Award; Outstanding Young Alumni Award and Alumni Service Award. An additional award, the Alumni Civic Leadership Award, can be presented at any time during the year as determined by the Alumni Association Awards committee.
Homecoming 2015 Alumni Association award winners are shown with NMU President Fritz Erickson (middle). They include: Alumni Achievement Award recipient Jon Kukuk '76 (left) and Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient Michael Oswald (right). Not pictured is Alumni Achievement Award recipient Lisa Kelly '99.
|Criteria for Awards|
|How To Nominate|
|Distinguished Alumni Award
An NMU alumnus/alumna who is outstanding in his/her profession and has made significant contributions to society and/or profession. Other factors include demonstrated leadership and/or honors received that clearly sets them apart from their peers; a person who is distinguished by his/her achievements.
|Alumni Achievement Award
An NMU alumnus/alumna who has notable professional achievements on a regional or local level. Other factors include contributions to their community and documented leadership at the regional or local level. It was awarded for the first time in 2007.
|Outstanding Young Alumni Award
An NMU alumnus/alumna under 36 years of age who has shown endeavors in professional, civic, business, political or similar activities, that set the candidate clearly apart from his/her peers and has shown service and/or honor to NMU through their endeavors.
Alumni Service Award
|Alumni Civic Leadership Award
An NMU alumnus/alumna whose volunteer service to his/her community has been outstanding for a minimum of 10 years. The recipient shall have made significant contributions to the quality of life in his/her community. This award may be presented in the community in which the recipient resides, during Homecoming Weekend, or at another event determined by the Alumni Association Awards Committee.
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