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Each year we honor a small group of UWSP alumni with our Distinguished Alumnus, Trailblazer, Mary Ann Nigbor Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards. We call upon our Pointer family to nominate those who they believe to be deserving of these awards.

Each year, we share video's of the Alumni Award winners to showcase their achievements. We invite you to watch this year's videos and ask that while you watch, you think of other Pointers that are deserving of these awards.

2016 Alumni Award Winner Video Showcase

Alumni Award Nominations                                      

If you would like to nominate an alumnus for an Alumni Award, please fill out the form below for them to be considered. Nominations must be turned into the Alumni Office by January 10 of the year in which the alumnus is to be considered for the award. Self-nominations are not considered.


Distinguished Alumnus Award

Each year, the UWSP Alumni Association bestows the Distinguished Alumni Award on each of four alumni, one from each of the University's colleges, who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their respective professions. Collectively, the honorees are referred to as the UWSP Distinguished Alumni Council.

Brief video interviews with past award winners can be found by clicking on the following links:


Trailblazer Award

Danny MitchellThe Trailblazer Award is bestowed upon an alumnus who, since graduating fewer than ten years ago, has achieved outstanding professional accomplishments in his or her area of study, employment, or research. The award is given as warranted at the discretion of the Alumni Association.

The Trailblazer Award recognition page features brief videos of past award recipients.



Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an graduate who, over the course of 40 years or more since graduating from UWSP, has achieved overall greatness in any given area--professional, service, or personal.

To view some of these outstanding recipients, please visit the Lifetime Achievement Award recognition page.



Mary Ann Nigbor Volunteer of the Year Award

The University honors those who have graciously offered to assist with UWSP programs and services for five years or more with the Mary Ann Nigbor Volunteer of the Year Award.

To view some of these outstanding individuals, please visit the Mary Ann Nigbor Volunteer of the Year Award recognition page.



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