PSU to Honor Seven with Alumni Recognition Awards

October 7th, 2009 by Adam

Seven Plymouth State graduates will be honored with Alumni Recognition awards for service to the school, community and their professional achievements. The 2009 Alumni Awards will be presented at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17 at Heritage Commons as part of Homecoming and Family Celebration Weekend. To register online for any of the events, including the Alumni Recognition Awards, go here.

Here are the awards and their criteria:

Distinguished Alumni Service Award
The Distinguished Alumni Service Award, established in 1963, recognizes the graduate who through unselfish devotion and loyalty has served Plymouth State University and/or its alumni organizations.

Alumni Achievement Award
Established in 1978, the Alumni Achievement Award recognizes deserving alumni who exemplify the university’s motto “Ut Prosim” (That I May Serve) through active participation in and special contribution to, the activities of the PSU Alumni Association, their chosen professional field, or the improvement of society in general.

The Ut Prosim Award
The Ut Prosim Award, established in 1998, recognizes an alumna or alumnus whose exemplary community service and contributions in business, professional, civic, philanthropic, volunteer or similar activities are worthy of recognition and have brought honor to Plymouth State University and exemplify the University’s motto “Ut Prosim” (That I May Serve).

Recent Alumni Award of Excellence
Established in 2008, the Recent Alumni Award of Excellence is awarded to alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years, in recognition of professional excellence and outstanding service to the University, association, community and/or nation.

Faculty/Staff Award of Excellence
Established in 2008, the Faculty/Staff Award of Excellence is awarded to a faculty or staff member who exhibits a commitment to supporting alumni and students connections in a campus environment.

Graduating Senior Award of Excellence
Established in 2008, the Graduating Senior Award of Excellence is awarded to a graduating member of the incoming alumni class who exhibits outstanding campus and community leadership while enhancing alumni activities.

Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award
Established in 2008, the Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award is awarded to graduate alum who through earning an advanced degree has been able to impact their profession, community or society in a positive and meaningful manner.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or