Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards

A long-standing university tradition, the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards is an annual event that recognizes outstanding achievement, service and support of UNT alumni and friends. These Alumni Awards are bestowed in the Fall during Homecoming.

Recipients represent the best in our alumni body. Throughout their careers, these distinguished graduates have contributed significantly to their companies, communities and the university while upholding the highest standards and values. 

List of Alumni Awards:
Distinguished Alumni Award
First presented in 1965, this is the most prestigious award given by the UNT Alumni Association. It recognizes alumni for distinguished professional achievement that has merited the honor and praise of peers and colleagues.  These individuals have made significant contributions to society, supported the University, and served their fellow man; thus reflecting extraordinary credit on UNT.

Distinguished Young Alumni Award
Created in 2011 in the image of the Distinguished Alumni Award, this award recognizes young alumni under the age of 40 for distinguished professional achievement that has merited the honor and praise of peers and colleagues.  These individuals have made significant contributions to society, supported the University, and served their fellow man; thus reflecting extraordinary credit on UNT.

Outstanding Alumni Service Award
Originally presented in 1974, this award honors individuals who have provided outstanding service to the community as well as the University.

ULYS Knight Spirit Award
Presented since 1975, this award is named for alumnus Ulys Knight, also known as “Mr. North Texas.” It is given to an individual or group who has shown spirit, enthusiasm, and motivation through the contribution of time and energy to a program or activity, which is deemed to have benefited the University family.

Generations of Excellence Award
Presented for the first time in 2009, this award celebrates a family that has had multiple members attend UNT.  These families have supported the university through their giving, leadership, service, and advocacy.

Nomination Information
Take part in this tradition by identifying those most deserving of these prestigious honors. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2017. You may nominate more than one person for each award. Supporting data (letter of nomination, letters of support, and suggested resume) on your nominee are required.

Download the 2017 Alumni Award Nomination Form to submit.

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