2018 Distinguished Alumni. Pictured L-R: BSU President Dr. Faith Hensrud, Dr. Nick Phelps '05
(Young Alumni Award),
Wayne Thorson (Honorary 
Alumni Award), Tom Heaviland '80 (Outstanding
Alumni Award), 
Dr. Brenda Child '81 (Professional Education Hall of Fame Award), Pat Pelstring '76
(Outstanding Alumni Award)

BSU Young Alumni Award Nomination

  1. BSU Young Alumni Award Nomination Form
  2. Nominee information
  3. Nominee's merits
  4. Nominator information
  5. Review

BSU Young Alumni Award Nomination Form

Selection Criteria
Bemidji State University Young Alumni Award recipients are selected by the BSU Alumni & Foundation Board of Directors for exceptional achievement in career, public service and/or volunteer activities that bring honor to Bemidji State University. Eligible nominees must be graduates of Bemidji State University and be 40 years of age or younger. No person shall be selected for the Young Alumni Award while a candidate for public office.
Nominations: Nominations for the Young Alumni Award can be made by anyone but an immediate family member (including parent, spouse, child and sibling) of the nominee, or the nominee them self. Faculty and staff of Bemidji State University, as well as members of the BSU Alumni & Foundation Board of Directors, are not eligible for consideration until after completion of service. Attachments, including letters of recommendation, will be not be accepted. Nominations are due March 1. If you have any questions about the Young Alumni Award process, contact the BSU Alumni & Foundation at 218-755-3989, toll-free at 877-278-2586 or alumni@bemidjistate.edu.

Click here for a hard copy of the Young Alumni Award Nomination Form.