Distinguished Alumni Council Nomination Forms

Distinguished Alumnus

The Distinguished Alumnus Award was created in 1969 as part of UWSP’s 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Celebration, when awards for distinguished achievement and university service were presented to seven outstanding Pointer alumni, including former university president William C. Hansen and renowned faculty members Elizabeth Pfiffner Debot, Norman Knutzen and May Roach.

Only 96 of more than 70,000 alumni have been granted the "distinguished" designation. Their names, award years, and graduation dates are listed here alongside our Trailblazer award winners.

If you would like to nominate someone for an Alumni Award, you may stop by the Alumni Office, print out and mail in your nomination, or email the documents to the UWSP Alumni Association at alumni@uwsp.edu.

Criteria for the Distinguished Alumni Council

Each candidate should:

  • Demonstrate exceptional professional achievement.
  • Achieve recognition and reputation extending beyond the immediate environments in which he/she lives and works.
  • Be a degreed alumnus of UW-Stevens Point.
  • The selection committees for the Distinguished Alumni Council are comprised of the UWSP Alumni Board's Awards and Recognition Committee, the UWSP Alumni Board's Executive Committee, current and emeritus faculty and staff.

How to Nominate

  1. Fill out the appropriate nomination form, using the links below, illustrating the ways in which the nominee meets or exceeds the award criteria.
  2. Attach any supporting documentation, including letters of recommendation, resumes, published materials, etc. Although not required, additional documentation is encouraged to allow the committee to see the nominee’s accomplishments in greater detail.
  3. Email the documents to the UWSP Alumni Association at alumni@uwsp.edu. Please note if you cannot electronically deliver the forms, please print and mail the Nomination Form and all supporting materials to the UWSP Alumni Association, 2100 Main Street, Suite 134, Stevens Point, WI 54481.


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