Awards

NSU alumni make amazing things happen in the world. Their accomplishments significantly benefit both society and our campus, advancing the common good and inspiring others to address challenges with insight and creativity. Their actions communicate the dynamic excellence of a Northwestern State University education and the importance of service as a component of the NSU philosophy. To celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni, the NSU Alumni Association sponsors two award categories for distinguished service and one category for volunteerism toward the Alumni Association. While these recognitions are deserving traditions that will continue through time, the Long Purple Line Distinction serves as the highest honor and will offer a deserved permanent recognition through various elements.

ALUMNI AWARDS

OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNUS/ALUMNA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Award Criteria 

The Outstanding Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award is given to a young alumnus/alumna who has exhibited their dedication and loyalty to Northwestern’s programs and mission.

The candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • An early record of distinguished service to Northwestern; and
  • Continued interest in serving the university in his/her life as a volunteer, donor and /or advocate.
  • The recipient must be an alumnus/alumna of NSU.
  • The recipient must have attained alumni status within ten years.
  • The recipient must be forty or younger at the time of the nomination.

Nominations may be made by any alumnus or alumna, by any alumni chapter, or by any member of the faculty or staff of University.  The selection committee is composed of the two immediate past presidents of the Alumni Association, current president of the Alumni Association, three members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, one member of the Demons Unlimited Board of Directors, the Director of the Alumni Association and the SGA President.

OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS/ALUMNA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Award Criteria 

The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award is given to an NSU Alumni who has exhibited his or her dedication and loyalty to Northwestern’s programs and mission.

The candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • A record of distinguished service to Northwestern; and
  • Continued interest in serving the university in his/her life as a volunteer, donor and /or advocate.
  • The recipient must be an alumnus/alumna of NSU.
  • The recipient must have attained alumni status greater than ten years.
  • The recipient must be forty or older at the time of the nomination.

Nominations may be made by any alumnus or alumna, by any alumni chapter, or by any member of the faculty or staff of University.  The selection committee is composed of the two immediate past presidents of the Alumni Association, current president of the Alumni Association, three members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, one member of the Demons Unlimited Board of Directors who is under the age of forty, the Director of the Alumni Association and the SGA President.

NSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Award Criteria

The Volunteer of the Year Award is given to a person who has exhibited his or her dedication and loyalty to Northwestern’s programs and mission.

The candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Membership in the NSU Alumni Association
  • Continued interest in serving the university in his/her life as a volunteer, donor and /or advocate.
  • Exemplary record of volunteer time, talents, and service to the NSU Alumni Association
  • Active involvement with a chapter, alumni interest group, affiliate program, NSU Alumni Board, or other forms of volunteer service to Northwestern State University

Nominations may be made by any alumnus or alumna, by any alumni chapter, or by any member of the faculty or staff of University.  The selection committee is composed of the two immediate past presidents of the Alumni Association, current president of the Alumni Association, one member of the Demons Unlimited Board of Directors, the Director of the Alumni Association and the SGA President.

Deadline to submit applications will be July 31, 2021 at midnight.

Nomination Form

LONG PURPLE LINE

Since 1990, Northwestern State University has honored outstanding former students with induction into its Hall of Distinction, or Long Purple Line.  The noteworthy achievements of those alumni reflect the success and accomplishments of countless others across the nation and world who prepared for lives and careers at NSU. Nominations for Long Purple Line are currently closed.