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Awards & Honors

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young alumni awardee with the Nelson family

Nelson Distinguished Young Alumni Award

This honor is awarded to a recent graduate who has established themselves as a leader in their field early in their career. The award was created in 2018 in honor of the late Dr. Leonard C. Nelson. 

Nelson Distinguished Young Alumni Award

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Alumni of the Year awardee

Alumni of the Year

Alumni of the Year honorees have achieved recognition and success in their fields while providing support to their alma mater and serving their communities.  We honor two alumni  annually, one from the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences

Alumni of the Year

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Hall of Fame Awardee

Athletic Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame inductees are athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and others who elevate the institution through their support, hard work and commitment to excellence. 

Athletic Hall of Fame

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videos of select award presentations 

More videos are available on our YouTube Channel.

GOLDEN BEAR WEEKEND

Each spring, we recognize our outstanding alumni during Golden Bear Weekend. For more information about the alumni celebration, check out our Golden Bear Weekend page.