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2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards Nominations

January 25th, 2017 Posted in Alumni News

2017awards_1Engage in a long-standing university tradition by nominating an exceptional graduate for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards. These awards recognize outstanding achievement, service and support of UNT alumni and friends and are presented annually during Homecoming.

The deadline to submit nominations is April 15, 2017. Download the 2017 Alumni Award Nomination Form.

“UNT alumni are leaders and change agents in their communities all over the world. With more than 234,000 graduates, the candidate pools for these awards are filled with industry leaders in business, education, art, science and engineering,” said Rob McInturf, executive director of the UNT Alumni Association. “It’s an honor to recognize the best and brightest of the UNT family.”

Award recipients are selected based on their significant contributions to their professions, communities and the advancement of the university while upholding the highest ethics and values.

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All five categories of Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards are open for nominations. Specific criteria for each award is listed below:

Distinguished Alumni Award – the most prestigious award given, recognizes alumni for distinguished professional achievement as well as their contributions to society, support of the University, and service to their fellow man; thus reflecting extraordinary credit on UNT.

Distinguished Young Alumni Award – recognizes alumni under the age of 40 for distinguished professional achievement as well as their contributions to society, support of the University, and service to their fellow man; thus reflecting extraordinary credit on UNT.

Outstanding Alumni Service Award – honors individuals who have provided outstanding service to the community as well as the University.

ULYS Knight Spirit Award – is named for alumnus Ulys Knight, also known as “Mr. North Texas,” and is given to an individual or group who has shown spirit, enthusiasm, and motivation through the contributions to a UNT program or activity.

Generations of Excellence Award – celebrates a family legacy of having multiple members attend UNT and support the university through their giving, leadership, service, and advocacy.

Alumni Award nominees are your friends, classmates and fellow student leaders at UNT, and today they are the alumni who most embody the true spirit of the University of North Texas.

If you know of someone deserving recognition, please download and return the nomination form by April 15. You may nominate more than one person for each award. Supporting data (letter of nomination, letters of support, and suggested resume) on your nominee are required.

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