Since 1956, the NMSU Alumni Association has presented accomplished alumni with the Association’s highest honor — the Distinguished Alumni Award.
After requesting nominations from all NMSU alumni each Spring, recipients are selected, one from each academic college, based on personal accomplishment, professional achievement and charitable service. Since the award’s inception, NMSU has recognized more than 400 alumni as standouts in their community, university, and career fields. A full list is available below.
This award is typically presented during the annual Homecoming festivities at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on Friday evening, but this year we are moving the celebration to the Spring 2021 term. More details to come.
Nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards will be open from January 22 through May 15, 2021.