Awards

Henderson State University and the Henderson State University Alumni Association, through the involvement of former alumni award recipients, are charged with selecting honorees for the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Young Alumni Achievement Award, and the H Award. All awards are conferred each February at a dinner and ceremony followed by the President's Concert on February 2, 2019.

Nominations may be submitted at any time throughout the year. Nominations for 2019 recipients are due by Monday, December 10, 2018. Un-awarded nominations will remain as nominees for a three-year period. 

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni who exemplify university excellence and have brought credit to Henderson State University through professional achievement, personal accomplishment or humanitarian service.

Criteria for awarding the Distinguished Alumni Award:

  • Two Distinguished Alumni Awards will be selected annually and awarded at a dinner and ceremony each February; 
  • Considerations include career longevity, excellence in career, community, or profession, and humanitarian service;
  • Nominees cannot hold elected office.

Prior Honorees

Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form

Young Alumni Achievement Award

The Young Alumni Achievement Award is presented to a Reddie who is under forty and has a notable career or personal accomplishments. 

Criteria for awarding the Young Alumni Achievement Award: 

  • One Young Alumni Achievement Award will be selected annually and awarded at a dinner and ceremony each February; 
  • Considerations include career longevity, excellence in career, community, or profession, and humanitarian service; 
  • Nominees cannot hold elected office; 
  • Nominees must be under forty years old through February 2, 2019. 

Prior Honorees

Young Alumni Achievement Nomination Form

H Award

The H Award was first given in 1972 as a way of honoring alumni, friends, faculty, or staff who have given meritorious service to the university. 

Criteria for awarding the H Award: 

  • Two H Awards will be selected annually and awarded at a dinner and ceremony each February; 
  • Considerations include commitment to Henderson State University; excellence in career, community, or profession, and humanitarian service; 
  • Nominees cannot hold elected office.

Prior Honorees

 H Award Nomination Form