The Delta State University National Alumni Association recently announced the 2017 alumni award recipients, who will be honored during the 85th Delta State University Homecoming weekend. The award winners will be recognized Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Cleveland Country Club.
Awards will be given out for the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, Alumni Hall of Fame inductees and Service Awards winners.
To purchase tickets to the awards gala, visit www.deltastategiving.org/alumniassociation/homecoming2017.
The Outstanding Alumnus of the Year award is presented to a graduate who has made significant contributions to human or institutional programs in which a situation, an institution or a movement has been materially changed for the better due to that individual’s personal participation. This year’s recipient is Percy Malone of Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Click here to view former Delta State Outstanding Alumnus of the Year recipients.
Induction into the Delta State University Alumni Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the DSU Alumni Association. Established in 2007, the Alumni Hall of Fame is extended to alumni and friends who have achieved professional distinction and made significant community service contributions at the local, national and/or international level, and who have thus brought honor and distinction to Delta State. This year, three distinguished alumni, along with Malone, will be inducted into the hall: Becky Nowell ’81, Dr. William Morehead ’84, and Richard Fulwood ’72.
Click here to view Alumni Hall of Fame members.
The Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni Service Award recognizes outstanding service and contributions to Delta State by an alumnus. Katerine Keller Batenhorst ’96 and Kelly Hunter ’00 will receive the award this year.
Click here to view past Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni Service Award recipients.
The Kent Wyatt “Young Alumnus” Service Award recognizes outstanding service and contributions to Delta State by a graduate 36-years-old or younger. The 2017 recipient is William Crump.
Click here to view past Kent Wyatt “Young Alumnus” Service Award recipients.
The Gladys Castle “Friend” of Delta State Service Award recognizes outstanding service and contributions to Delta State by a non-alumnus or institution. This year’s winner is Neal Anderson.
Click here to view past Gladys Castle “Friend” of Delta State Service Award recipients.
The Legacy Award is presented to an alumnus or Delta State affiliated organization who made an institutional changing impact at the university. This year, the honor goes to Anne Weissinger ’15, the first female Foundation Board president.
Click here to view past Legacy Award recipients.
The Distinguished Black Alumnus of the Year is presented to a graduate distinguished in his or her chosen field. This year, the honor goes to Tara Dunn ‘10.
The Dr. Henry Outlaw Faculty/Staff Service Award was established in 2014 as a way to recognize former Delta State faculty or staff members who have had a significant influence in the life of the university and/or the National Alumni Association. Established by the National Alumni Association Board of Directors, and inspired by the Dedicated Statesmen Association, the award will be given this year to Dr. Everett Eugene Caston ’66.
Click here to view past Dr. Henry Outlaw Facutly/Staff Service Award recipients.
To view the most recent issue of the Delta State Alumni magazine online, visit https://issuu.com/deltastateuniversity/docs/sumfall_mag17_issu.
To update your alumni information, visit www.deltastategiving.org/alumniassociation/updateyourpersonalinformation.
To stay up to date on the Alumni Association’s activities, follow these social media sites: Facebook (Statesmen Graduates), Twitter (@DSU_Alumni), LinkedIn (DSU alumni), Instagram (dsualumni) and You Tube (dsualumni1). Make plans for this year’s Pig Pickin’ (Oct. 7) and Homecoming (Nov. 11).