Each year, the UNK Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni who are making significant contributions to their communities and businesses. We know there are many deserving alumni out there and we need your assistance with nominations.
UNK Alumni Association Awards are selected by a committee from the following categories:
- Distinguished Alumni Award
- Distinguished Young Alumni Award
- Distinguished International Alumni Award
- Jim Rundstrom Distinguished Service Award
Award recipients are recognized during UNK Homecoming weekend, held in September or October.
To nominate a Loper alum, please complete and return the UNKAA Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form 2019 by April 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org or UNK Alumni Association, Campus Box 21, Kearney, NE 68845.
Don’t let those outstanding Lopers go unnoticed simply because they weren’t nominated! Be a part of the process, nominate a Loper today!
Want to see all of our past award recipients? A list of all past award recipients dating back to 1980 is below.
2018 Award Recipients as pictured above from left to right:
Distinguished Alumni Award Winners
- Rakesh Srivastava ’02, MSE ’05
- Roger Mathiesen ’73, MSE ’77
- Michael Coe ’68, MSE ’74
Don Fox Lecturers
- Kathleen McDonald ’87
- Susan (McDonald) Fanta ’89
Distinguished Alumni Award Winner
- Sandra (Bishop) Olson ’71
Gary Thomas Distinguished Music Alumna
- Kelly A. Miller ’93
Distinguished Young Alumni Award Winner
- Erica (Wendland) Lee ’03
The Jim Rundstrom Distinguished Service Award Winners
- Mat ’99 and Amy Cope ’99
College of Education Distinguished Educator of the Year
- Don Clark ’95