Alumni Awards

Distinguished. Humble. Accomplished. Centered. Pointers.

UW-Stevens Point honors our alumni biannually with the UWSP Alumni Awards. These different awards are 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.


The 2023 Alumni Award recipients will be honored during Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, October 21. Click here to register.

2023 Alumni Award Recipients

Trailblazer Award
Christine Russell ’07
Director Health and Wellness Programs, Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness
Mary Ann Nigbor Volunteer of the Year Award
Peter Crawford ’74
Interim Executive Director,  UWSP Foundation 
Distinguished Alumnus
Marsha Lindsay ’74
CEO and Chief Analyst, Linsey Foresight and Stratagem
Distinguished Alumnus
Richard T. Ballering ’95
Vice President-Production, ABC Signature
Distinguished Alumnus
Andrea Anders ’97
Actress, Writer and Producer, Film and TV
Lifetime Achievement Award
Christine Thomas, MS ’79
Emeritus Dean and Professor, UWSP College of Natural Resources


Take a look back at the 2021 Alumni Awards


Nominate someone for a UWSP Alumni Award



Distinguished Alumnus Award

Each year, the University bestows the Distinguished Alumni Award on alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their respective professions.

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

Mary Ann Nigbor Volunteer of the Year Award

The University honors those who have given freely of their resources, which directly or indirectly benefit the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point 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.


Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a graduate who, over the course of 20 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.



Trailblazer Award

The Trailblazer Award is bestowed upon an alumnus who, since graduating fewer than 10 years prior, 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.


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