Nevada Alumni Awards

Each year, the Nevada Alumni Association honors outstanding alumni and friends who have demonstrated remarkable professional achievement and dedication to their community and the University. If you know someone who bleeds silver and blue, let us know! They just may be who we're looking to recognize in the following categories:

Alumna/Alumnus of the Year
Alumni Association Service
Outstanding Chapter of the Year
Outstanding Young Alumni
Professional Achievement
Silver & Blue Appreciation Award
University Service

View the specific criteria for each award or past Nevada Alumni Association Award Recipients.

All submissions are due by May 15 annually. Please submit your nomination(s) using the form at the bottom of this page. If you'd like more information, please contact Carrie Busha via email at or by calling (888) NV ALUMS or (775) 784-6620.

Submissions are not considered complete until we receive 1-4 pages of supporting material, which can include the nominee's resume, list of awards, biography, newspaper articles, etc.

These items should be emailed to Carrie Busha at

ALUMNA/ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR - A graduate who has rendered special and outstanding service to the university and by personal achievement has brought distinction to the University.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SERVICE - A friend or graduate who has rendered special and outstanding service to the Nevada Alumni Association.

OUTSTANDING CHAPTER OF THE YEAR - The award recognizes a specific Chapter that has made significant contributions to alumni, students and friends of the University of Nevada and the Nevada Alumni Association during the past year. Please use Internet Explorer to fill out form

OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNI - A graduate who is not more than 15 years past graduation and has an outstanding record of career accomplishments, and/or whose dedication, commitment and service to the Nevada Alumni Association has significantly enhanced alumni programming.

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT - An alumnus/alumna of the university with an outstanding record of career accomplishments.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE - A friend or graduate who has demonstrated dedication, commitment and service to the University.

SILVER & BLUE APPRECIATION - A foundation and/or non-profit or for-profit corporation whose support, service and partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno has significantly enriched the advancement of the University and contributed to its reputation as a leading institution of higher education.