The highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association is the Golden Award. Selection is based on outstanding service to the University or the Alumni Association and distinguished leadership in the recipient's career or community. The first award was presented to D. Archie Peterson in 1967. Since that time, more than 80 individuals have been recognized.
The 2012 event was held September 13. The 2012 inductees were Paul Soderberg and Ray Giocoletti and the Young Alumni Achievement award going to Kristi Berg.
The criteria for the Young Alumni Achievement Award is the same as the Golden Award with one exception. The nominee must be between the ages of 21-39 to receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award.
The 2013 Golden Awards banquet is scheduled for September 26, 2013. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 17, 2013. Call the office (858-3234) or send in the nomination form if you would like to nominate someone for the 2013 event.