Foundation Scholarship Reception & Alumni Awards Ceremony

On April 8, 2017, the Athens State University Foundation, in conjunction with the Athens State University Alumni Association hosted a Scholarship Reception and Alumni Awards Ceremony in Carter Gymnasium.

Previously held as separate events, the decision to combine the two was based on an opportunity to recognize our supporters, honor successful Athens State alumni, and serve as a mentoring opportunity for our new scholarship recipients.

2017 Alumni Award Winners

2017 Alumni Award Recipients (Photo L-R)
Nathan Rodriguez – Outstanding Recent Graduate, Richard Morris – Alumnus Loyalty, Kristopher Reisz – Outstanding Alumnus in Arts and Sciences, Dale Strong – Distinguished Alumnus, Dr. Betty Dean Newman – Deweese and Jim Beasley Appreciation, Dr. Katie Kinney – Outstanding Alumna in Education, Senator Arthur Orr – Dr. Angeline Nazaretian Distinguished Service and Charles Seifried – Outstanding Alumnus in Business

For more information about previous Alumni Award winners.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD
The nominee must have received a degree from Athens College/Athens State College/Athens State University. They shall have distinguished themselves in their career or through community service.

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN ARTS AND SCIENCES
The nominee must have received a degree from Athens College/Athens State College/Athens State University. Candidates shall be judged on their personal and professional achievements as well as outstanding contributions to their work place, community, and the world in which we live.

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN BUSINESS
The nominee must have received a degree from Athens College/Athens State College/Athens State University. Candidates shall be judged on their personal and professional achievements as well as outstanding contributions to their work place, community, and the world in which we live.

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN EDUCATION
The nominee must have received a degree from Athens College/Athens State College/Athens State University. Candidates shall be judged on their personal and professional achievements as well as outstanding contributions to their work place, community, and the world in which we live.

ALUMNI LOYALTY AWARD
The nominee must have received a degree from Athens College/Athens State College/Athens State University. This award shall recognize those alumni who go beyond the routine duties and responsibilities of the Association. They may be recognized for their contributions of material resources, physical resources, time and/or talent. Selection shall be based on loyalty and service to the University and the Alumni Association.

OUTSTANDING RECENT GRADUATE AWARD
The nominee must have received a degree from Athens State University in the last ten (10) years. They shall show outstanding achievement or promise in their career or through community service.

DEWEESE AND JIM BEASLEY APPRECIATION AWARD
This award is presented to individuals, group, a business, an industry or governmental individuals/groups who have made an outstanding contribution to the Alumni Association and/or Athens State University. They do not have to be an graduate of the institution.

DR. ANGELINE NAZARETIAN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
This award acknowledges individual(s) who devote their time or talent to serve Athens State University or their community on the local, state, national, or international level over an extended period of time. It recognizes those who portray selfless service and leadership and provide exemplary contributions in the areas of public service, philanthropy, and volunteerism. This award is named in honor of the former Alumni Director, Dr. Angeline Nazaretian, in recognition of her forty-one years of service to Athens State University, the Athens Community, the State of Alabama, and the United States of America. Nominee(s) do not have to be Athens State University alumni.

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