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Alumni Awards


Alumni Achievement Award

This award is presented to a graduate in recognition of their remarkable professional success and the positive reflection made on the reputation of all graduates of SMSU.  Register now to attend this year's Alumni Achievement Awards reception.
The 2022 recipients are:

Mary Fuhrman '95 

Dr. Carl Harris '76

Kyle McGowan '81

Clark Meyer '94

View our past Alumni Achievement Members here


GOLD (Graduate of Last Decade) Award

This award is presented to a graduate of southwest Minnesota State University. The GOLD Award is to recognize recent graduates with exceptional achievement and significant contribution to the recipient's profession, community/society, or university. The graduate must have graduated within the past ten years.


The 2022 award winner is :
Emily (Kremer) Jouwstra '15


View our past GOLD Members here


Honorary Lifetime Membership Award

This award is presented to an individual or couple who are not an SMSU graduate, but give their time, talents, and enthusiasm as if they were.


The 2022 award winners are:
Dr. Jim Zarzana

Marianne Zarzana


View our past Honorary Lifetime Members here


John & Kathy Paxton Alumni Service Award

This award is presented to a candidate who demonstrates outstanding service to SMSU

The 2022 award winners are:
Ken & Gwen Mukomela & family





          Award Nomination Form - Printable PDF Available 


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