NSU seeks nominations for new alumni awards

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NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University Alumni Association invites nominations for three new alumni awards, two that will recognize distinguished service and one for volunteerism toward the Alumni Association.

The new awards are Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Alumnus/Alumna Distinguished Service Award and NSU Alumni Association Volunteer of the Year Award. The awards are intended to recognize alumni whose accomplishments significantly benefit both society and the NSU campus, advancing the common good and inspiring others to address challenges with insight and creativity.

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These new honors will awarded in addition to the Long Purple Line distinction, which will continue to serve as the highest honor the university bestows on alumni.

Criteria for nominations is as follows.

Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Distinguished Service Award – The Outstanding Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award is given to a young alumnus/alumna who has exhibited their dedication and loyalty to Northwestern’s programs and mission.  The candidate must demonstrate:

  • An early record of distinguished service to Northwestern; and
  • Continued interest in serving the university in his/her life as a volunteer, donor and /or advocate.
  • The recipient must be an alumnus/alumna of NSU.
  • The recipient must have attained alumni status within ten years.
  • The recipient must be forty or younger at the time of the nomination.

Outstanding Alumnus/Alumna Distinguished Service Award – The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award is given to an NSU Alumni who has exhibited his or her dedication and loyalty to Northwestern’s programs and mission. The candidate must demonstrate:

  • A record of distinguished service to Northwestern; and
  • Continued interest in serving the university in his/her life as a volunteer, donor and /or advocate.
  • The recipient must be an alumnus/alumna of NSU.
  • The recipient must have attained alumni status greater than ten years.
  • The recipient must be forty or older at the time of the nomination.

NSU Alumni Association Volunteer of the Year Award – The Volunteer of the Year Award is given to a person who has exhibited his or her dedication and loyalty to Northwestern’s programs and mission. The candidate must demonstrate:

  • Membership in the NSU Alumni Association
  • Continued interest in serving the university in his/her life as a volunteer, donor and /or advocate.
  • Exemplary record of volunteer time, talents, and service to the NSU Alumni Association
  • Active involvement with a chapter, alumni interest group, affiliate program, NSU Alumni Board, or other forms of volunteer service to Northwestern State University

Nominations may be made by any alumnus or alumna, by any alumni chapter, or by any member of the faculty or staff of University.  The selection committee is composed of the two immediate past presidents of the Alumni Association, current president of the Alumni Association, one member of the Demons Unlimited Board of Directors, the Director of the Alumni Association and the SGA President.

The deadline to submit applications is midnight July 31, 2021.  For more information and to access a nomination form visit https://www.northwesternstatealumni.com/awards/.