Each year, the Fort Hays State University Alumni Association presents accomplished alumni, friends, students and faculty with awards in honor of their achievements and/or service. At Homecoming, four categories of awards are given: Alumni Achievement, Distinguished Service, Nita M. Landrum, and the Young Alumni. View the 2012 Awards Recipients or view past winners The Association presents the Alumni Achievement, Distinguished Service, Nita M. Landrum, and Young Alumni awards at the annual Homecoming Alumni Awards Banquet.
Alumni Achievement Award, established in 1959, honors graduates who have made outstanding and unselfish contributions in service to their community, state, or nations as citizens, in chosen career fields, or through philanthropic work. It is the university's highest recognition of its graduates. Previous Recipients
Distinguished Service Award, established in 1974, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a continuing concern for humanity on a universal, national, state or community level; who support spiritual, cultural and educational objectives; and who endorse and exemplify the highest standards of character and personal attributes. It is reserved for alumni or friends of the university. Previous Recipients
Nita M. Landrum Award, established in 1994, recognizes alumni or friends who have provided sustained volunteer service for the betterment of the Alumni Association and/or FHSU, especially in their home communities or at any local level. Previous Recipients
Young Alumni Award, established in 1977, is designed to recognize those early in their careers who have had outstanding achievements and recent accomplishments. The award is based upon professional and educational achievements, community activities, honors and awards received and other noteworthy items of merit since graduation. Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree from FHSU, be members of the 10-15 reunion classes, and be under age 40 as of Jan. 1 of the year the awards are presented. Previous Recipients
Nominations for the 2014 program are currently being accepted.
Make an Alumni Award Nomination
Deadline: Friday, Nov. 15, 2013