Annual Awards

Each year, University of Minnesota alumni and networks are recognized for their contributions. We celebrate these award winners each fall during our Annual Awards Celebration.

Celebrate with us the recipients of the Alumni Service, Alumni Association, President's Student Leadership and Service Awards at this annual event held during Homecoming week.

Save the Date – Thursday, October 19, 2017

Event details and registration information will be posted in August!

Alumni Service Award

This award recognizes the service of a volunteer who has had a major impact on the University, its schools, colleges, departments, or faculty, or to the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) or any of its constituent groups.
Award Requirements

Advocate of the Year

This award celebrates an exceptional individual who speaks out about the need for strong state support of the University of Minnesota and higher education policies. Furthermore, this individual informs others in her/his own networks of the importance of the University within the state.
Award Requirements
Nomination Form

U40 Alumni Leader Award

This award celebrates an exceptional individual who has excelled in a career and/or public service and is 40 years of age or younger.
Award Requirements
Nomination Form

Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals

The Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals is a University-wide award for alumni, former students, and friends of the University who have distinguished themselves in their post-university work as leaders in their professional careers.
Award Requirements
Nomination Information

Program Extraordinaire

This award celebrates exceptional alumni programs sponsored by a collegiate unit, alumni society or alumni network.
Award Requirements
Nomination Form

Outstanding Alumni Society

This award celebrates the outstanding total programming efforts of an alumni society in support of the Alumni Association, collegiate unit, and University of Minnesota. Societies are dedicated to building and strengthening the University community by connecting alumni to the University of Minnesota.
Award Requirements
Nomination Form

Outstanding Alumni Network

This award celebrates the outstanding total programming efforts of an alumni network in support of the Alumni Association and the University of Minnesota. Located around the world, alumni networks are essential for connecting alumni to each other and the University.
Award Requirements
Nomination Form

Previous Award Winners

Read about last year's award recipients and view a list of winners going back to 1983.

2016 Awards
Awards Archive

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