College of Nursing Alumni Awards

The College of Nursing at Michigan State University annually seeks nominations for our Alumni Awards.

Since 1972, the College of Nursing Alumni Association has presented accomplished nursing alumni with the highest honor of recognition. The three award categories are: Distinguished Alumni Award, Alumni Service Award and the Recent Graduate Achievement Award. Each award is unique in its acknowledgment of exemplary alumni achievements.

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes nursing leaders who have attained the highest level of professional accomplishments, and/or has advanced the profession through practice, research, education or administration. Recipients must have demonstrated community service on a local, state, national, or international level.

Alumni Service Award

The Alumni Service Award recognizes alumni whose dedicated work and exemplary service have benefited society, and the profession of nursing. Recipients must have demonstrated community service on a local, state, national, or international level.

Recent Graduate Achievement Award

The Recent Graduate Achievement Award recognizes nursing alumni who graduated within the past 10 years and who have obtained a level of professional accomplishments that has contributed to their employer, a history of promotion, military service, continued education, or published research or other successes. Recipients must have demonstrated community service on a local, state, national, or international level.

Nomination

To nominate a candidate for the Alumni Awards, please complete the Nomination Form. 

Selection Procedures for All Awards

  • Nominations for the 2016 year have closed. Nominations for 2017 will open in the spring of 2017.
  • Peer and self nominations will be accepted from alumni, faculty, the nursing community, and others who feel that the nominee is deserving of recognition by the College of Nursing at Michigan State University.
  • The awards committee will review the nominations and forward recommendations to the Dean of the College of Nursing for approval.


Conferring of Awards

The President of the College of Nursing Alumni Association Board and/or a board representative will bestow the Alumni Award upon the recipient at the College’s Annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony in the fall.