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Outstanding Alumni

Bemidji State University Outstanding Alumni recipients are nominated by alumni, faculty, and staff and are selected by the Alumni Association Board of Directors for distinguished and professional achievement, and bringing recognition to their alma mater through outstanding service and significant contributions to their community, state and nation.  Nominees must have graduated from BSU no less than ten years ago.


To nominate recipients for Outstanding Alumni, please fill out this Nomination Form. The deadline for consideration is March 1. Submissions received after March 1 will be considered in next year's pool.

Nominating Process

  1. Notice and letters calling for nominations will be posted and/or mailed out no later than March 1st to past recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award, BSU faculty, staff and emeriti.
  2. A call for nominations will be included in the Fall/Winter issue of BSU Magazine
  3. All nominations must be presented to the Alumni Office via nomination form.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee will receive copies of the nominations and an assessment/tally sheet for each nominee. The candidates will be awarded points based on merit. Nominations must include complete information for each category in order to be considered.