The University of South Dakota Alumni Achievement Awards Nomination Form
Each year, during Dakota Days, the USD Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni. The honorees are recognized for professional achievements, public/community service and service to the University.
New award added!
Outstanding Young Alum - Recognition will honor an alumnus/alumna under the age of 40 that best exemplifies leadership in public service or professional accomplishments.
Depictions used in discernment and reflection of nominees:
Profession Achievement - Recognition considers the alum’s record of professional and career service at the local, state, national, or international level. The award honors the alumnus who has distinguished himself or herself through meritorious service to the profession itself and/or society through advancing the university’s liberal arts values.
Public/Community Service - Recognition will honor an alum that best exemplifies leadership in public service or community service in the spirit of volunteerism. Service is considered based on the breadth and depth of the service and in context to the commitment to lifelong service engagement.
Service to the University - Recognition will honor an alum that best demonstrates unique contribution and sustained service that will leave a lasting impact on the University community, whether through employment, public service, organizational leadership or a combination of considerations.
Nominations of family members are discouraged.
To nominate a USD alum for the Alumni Achievement Award, please complete the online form below. You can also submit a nomination by mailing the requested information to USD Alumni Assoc. Attn: Award Nomination 414 E Clark St. Vermillion, SD 57069 or firstname.lastname@example.org.