Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

The NKU Alumni Awards Celebration is held each February in conjunction with NKU's Homecoming.  The event honors our alumni, faculty/staff, and friends for their contributions to the university, their community and society. Since 2010, we have recognized 51 individuals for their leadership, service, and commitment to NKU and their community. You may nominate an individual for multiple awards. Award winners must be present at the Alumni Awards Celebration in order to receive the award. Awards are presented for the following categories and are due by Friday, September 30th, at 4:00PM.

Click here for the nomination form.

Outstanding Alumnus Award      
This award is presented to an alumnus who has distinguished him/herself in their chosen field and is an exemplary ambassador for the University, who has enhanced Northern Kentucky University or the community, and who has distinguished him/herself through professional accomplishments.

Outstanding Young Alumnus Award 
This award goes to an alumnus who has graduated in the past 10 years and has enhanced Northern Kentucky University or the community, and who has distinguished him/herself through professional accomplishments.

Faculty/Staff Strongest Influence Award 
This award goes to a faculty or staff member whose teaching, counseling or advising had a profound influence on the life and/or career of the nominating alumnus.  This award may be presented posthumously.

Distinguished Service Award
This award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to Northern Kentucky University through their time and talents.