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.
U40 Alumni Leader Award
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.
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.
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.
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.
Previous Award Winners
Read about last year's award recipients and view a list of winners going back to 1983.