Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

Alumni Award Nomination

Submit by March 1

Each year the Alumni Association of Pacific Lutheran University presents several awards to deserving alumni and friends. These awards are given to alumni, friends, and students of the university each year in order to honor them for their outstanding achievement and/or years of service to the university. The Awards and Nominations Committee of the Alumni Board meet every spring to select the upcoming year’s awardees, which are presented at homecoming in the fall.

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Award Definitions

Distinguished Alumnus Award: Through years of dedication and service, this alumnus has achieved professional or vocational distinction.

Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award: Award to an alumnus, within fifteen years of graduation, who has excelled in a special area of life.

Heritage Award: Awarded to an alumnus for years of distinguished service to the university.

Special Recognition Award: Awarded to an alumnus or friend of the university who has served the university in a unique or special way.

Alumni Service Award: Awarded to an alumnus who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer leadership and/or service to the community.

The Brian Olson Award: Presented to a student who has demonstrated commitment to the university and the alumni association. By recognizing the importance of connecting students and alumni, this student has shown a potential for lifelong service to the university.

LuteSalute: Awarded by the Alumni Board and the Constituent Relations Office, this award is presented to alumni, parents and friends of the university recognizing individuals for service above and beyond on behalf of PLU.

View a list of all our past recipients.

The PLU Alumni Association invites alumni, faculty, staff, friends and students to submit the names of persons to be considered. In order for a person to be given full consideration, an official letter of nomination and supporting documentation is helpful. Please an email with all relevant documents to alumni@plu.edu.