Nominations now being accepted for 2018 FHSU Alumni Association awards

HAYS, Kan. – Each year, the Fort Hays State University Alumni Association presents accomplished alumni, friends, students and faculty with awards to honor their achievements and service, and nominations are now open for the 2018 awards cycle.

At Homecoming, four categories of awards are given: Alumni Achievement, Distinguished Service, Nita M. Landrum, and the Young Alumni.

The Alumni Achievement Award, established in 1959, honors graduates of the university for outstanding achievement based upon meritorious service to society or the community. The award is based on career and professional achievements, service involving community betterment and philanthropic activities, and educational achievements. It is the university's highest recognition of its graduates.

The Distinguished Service Award, established in 1974, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a continuing concern for humanity on a universal, national, state or community level; who support spiritual, cultural and educational objectives; and who endorse and exemplify the highest standards of character and personal attributes. It is reserved for alumni or friends of the university.

The Nita M. Landrum Award, established in 1994, recognizes alumni or friends who have provided sustained volunteer service for the betterment of the Alumni Association or FHSU, especially in their home communities or at any local level.

The Young Alumni Award, established in 1977, is designed to recognize those early in their careers who have had outstanding achievements and recent accomplishments. The award is based on professional and educational achievements, community activities, honors and awards received and other noteworthy items of merit since graduation. Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree from FHSU, be members of the 10-15-year reunion classes and be under age 40 as of Jan. 1 of the year the awards are presented.

To make a nomination for 2018, visit www.goforthaysstate.com/awards. Deadline: Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

Established in 1916, the Fort Hays State University Alumni Association serves FHSU graduates by identifying needs and providing solutions. More than 63,500 graduates live throughout the United States and in 77 countries. For more information, visit www.goforthaysstate.com, call the Alumni Association at 785-628-4430 or email alumni@fhsu.edu.

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