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Press Release for Monday, August 8, 2016

UNF Alumni Association Accepting 2017 Alumni Recognition Award Nominations

Media Contact: Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192


The University of North Florida Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Alumni Recognition Awards. The awards recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves through professional accomplishment or service and philanthropy that positively reflect the prestige of UNF. 


Any individual or group may submit a nomination about an individual worthy of the following awards:


Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award: This is the highest honor given to a graduate of the University who has made significant contributions to his or her profession, community and/or society, and consistently maintained the pursuit of excellence as a representative and graduate of UNF.


Young Alumni Achievement Award: Presented to an alum for outstanding professional achievement, contributions to the community and exemplary service to the University. Nominees must have completed his/her degree at UNF within the past 10 years and be 35 years old or younger as of Saturday, Dec. 31.


Alumni Service Award: An honor given to an alum who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service on a local, state, national or international level, including time at the University, through clubs, service organizations or other community involvement.

Honorary Alumni Award: Presented to friends and supporters of UNF for exemplary service to the University. Nominees must not be a graduate of UNF.


A complete list of nominee criteria and the nomination forms are available at . The form, along with required documentation, must be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.


Award recipients will be announced during the 2017 Alumni Recognition Dinner and Awards Ceremony, scheduled to take place Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, during UNF’s homecoming week.


The University of North Florida Alumni Association’s purpose is to foster, maintain and support a mutually beneficial relationship between alumni and the University.


UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.