Alumni association awards

Every 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
Deadline for nominations is June 16, 2014. 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!

2013 Alumni Award Recipients

Dwight Patterson Alumna/Alumnus of the Year

Ralph Hopkins, '86 MS

Cliff Harkins Distinguished Citizen of the Year

Anthony "Tony" Agnello, '71 BS

Jeff Ferris Volunteer of the Year

Tom Bremser, '73 BS

NAUAA Joe and Marie Rolle Spirit of NAU Award

Sam Borozan, '57 BS, '61 & '67 MED

Recent Graduate Award (two recipients for 2013)

Chris Petroff, '03 BS

Josh Aldred, '03 BSE

Read more about the 2013 Alumni Award winners by clicking their names above!


Past award recipients