Each year, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Office of the President join in celebrating Alumni through awards and recognition.
Most Recent Recipients (2020-2021)
Larry and Liza Hinderager, William J. Bartz Award
William L.* and Doris Brydon, Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney and Joesph C. Jensen, President's Medallion
Amy C. Avila, ISU Distinguished Service
James W. and Carol L. (Bowser) Mahar, ISU Achievement
Tammy D. Halstead, Distinguished Alumna
Roshan Kumar, Young Alumni
Nominations for Homecoming Awards are submitted in writing on the official Homecoming nomination form and shall include all personal data and information relevant to the candidate's qualifications. Nominations can be submitted by anyone and are due in the Office of Alumni Relations no later than the end of March for awards given in the Fall of that same year.
Established in 1960 this award recognizes exemplary professional and personal contributions resulting in national or international recognition.
ISU Achievement Award:
Established in 1984, this award recognizes personal actions, generosity and self-sacrifice on behalf of the University by a current faculty member or an emeritus faculty member.
ISU Distinguished Service Award:
Established in 2004, this award recognizes ISU staff members who have shown exceptional loyalty to the University through an extended period of employment.
William J. Bartz Award:
Established in 1976, this award recognizes continued support and development of ISU through personal actions, participation in University affairs and financial support regardless of alumni status.
Established in 2001 in recognition of Centennial celebration, this award honors friends and alumni whose outstanding accomplishments and exemplary service bring distinction to the University and advance higher education.
Homecoming Parade Marshal(s):
Established in 1984, this award recognizes faculty, staff or alumni who have made a significant impact in the ISU community. This award is presented by the ASISU president.
Young Alumni Award:
Established in 2012, this award recognizes alumni who have graduated within the last ten years for exceptional achievement in career, public service and volunteerism that brings honor to the University.