Alumni association awards

Each Homecoming, the Northern Arizona University Alumni Association bestows awards on alumni who have:

  • distinguished themselves through excellence in their careers
  • performed extraordinary community service and volunteerism
  • embodied and promoted the spirit of the university
To make a nomination, please complete the Alumni Awards Nomination Form (Word Doc). Please submit form as an attachment via email to Erin.Bertelsen@nau.edu.
Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2016. Winners will be notified prior to the public and will be asked to join us during Homecoming Weekend for the official public announcement. We look forward to reviewing the nominations!

2015 Alumni Association Award Recipients

Dwight Patterson Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Pieter Dorrestein, '98 BS

Cliff Harkins Distinguished Citizen of the Year

VADM Robin Braun, '77 BS

Jeff Ferris Volunteer of the Year

Joe Cardone, '69 BS

Joe and Marie Rolle Spirit of NAU Award

Hank Peck, '75 BS

Recent Graduate Award 

Blaise Caudill, '13 BS & BA 

Read more about each 2015 Alumni Award winners by clicking on their names.

Past award recipients

2014

Dwight Patterson Alumna/Alumnus of the Year

Mary Lynn Coleman, '74 BSED & '85 MED

Cliff Harkins Distinguished Citizen of the Year

Timothy Pawlak, '89 BSACC

Jeff Ferris Volunteer of the Year

Warren Sanford, '98 BS, '98 BA & '00 MADM

Joe and Marie Rolle Spirit of NAU Award

In honor of the passing of Marie Rolle, this distinction was not awarded in 2014.

Recent Graduate Award 

Ryan Ewing, '05 BSBA

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