Nominations accepted for Northwestern Alumni Association Outstanding Graduates program

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Nominations accepted for Northwestern Alumni Association Outstanding Graduates program

January 17, 2012

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for its Outstanding Graduates program. Nominees must be former students who have demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in their profession, business, avocation or service in a way that brings pride and honor to Northwestern.

Outstanding Graduates will be recognized during the annual Spring Reunion Banquet on Saturday, April 28.

The Alumni Association established the Outstanding Graduates program in 1973 to pay tribute to alumni achievement. Beginning in 1977, awards were presented in specific fields: business/professional, education and humanitarian.

In 1984, the Recognition Award was added to honor someone who has made significant achievements within five years of graduation. Only seven alumni have received the Ranger Recognition Award, which celebrates support of the university and the embodiment of Ranger spirit, since it was first awarded in 1990. In 2010, the

Outstanding Graduate Awards began recognizing achievement in the arts.

To make a nomination by the Feb. 1 deadline, send a letter of nomination to Lizabeth Richey, Alumni Association Director, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or by email to

A category of achievement need not be specified at the time of nomination. The category will be determined by the selection committee.

For more information or for assistance compiling nomination information, contact Richey at 580-327-8594.