Distinguished Alumni Award
For the past 56 years, the New Mexico State University Alumni Association has presented accomplished alumni with the association’s highest honor—the Distinguished Alumni Award.
This award carries on the tradition of excellence New Mexico State University has upheld throughout the years, and each Distinguished Alumni is selected based on personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or charitable service. Since the award's inception in 1956, New Mexico State University has recognized 448 alumni as standouts in their community, University, and career fields.
This year seven awards, one for each undergraduate college and one for an international alumnus, will be presented to living alumni. In addition, one or more posthumous awards may be made each year at the discretion of the Selection Committee.
Nominees must have attended New Mexico State University. The nominees will be judged according to their contributions to society, and/or their profession, after attending New Mexico State University. While not mandatory, contributions to the advancement of New Mexico State University and service to the New Mexico State University Alumni Association will be considered.
Persons employed by New Mexico State University or currently serving as a member of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents, or persons active in positions relating to University operations, such as state legislators or government officials, are not eligible.
This prestigious award will be presented during the annual Homecoming festivities.
Nomination deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Nomination Form
Nominations after deadline date will be for next nomination period.
List of past Distinguished Alumni award recipients