In 1995, faculty and alumni of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science established the Honor Academy as a way to recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professions. In addition, a select few who are not graduates of the School have been inducted into the Academy for having shown outstanding interest and commitment to the School’s programs.
Each year, the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science presents the Outstanding Alumnus Award at the School's alumni gathering during Michigan Tech's annual alumni reunion. The recipient is a graduate who has distinguished himself or herself in the profession of forestry, environmental science, wildlife ecology and management, or biotechnology.
Established in 2007 by the School, the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves early in their careers, in their communities, and in their service to the School and University.
The members of the Michigan Tech Presidential Council of Alumnae (PCA) are recognized for achievements in a number of areas, including educational excellence, professional accomplishments, past student service, current community service, and University support.
The PCA’s main responsibility is to advise the University president on campus climate issues and to provide suggestions for enhancing the University’s environment for students, especially women. PCA members assist the president by identifying activities and programs that will benefit Michigan Tech students, working with the Department of Educational Opportunity, the Advancement area, and academic departments to implement their ideas.
The Women of Promise program was initiated in 1999 as a result of a recommendation from the Presidential Council of Alumnae (PCA). The Women of Promise program recognizes current female Michigan Tech students from each academic department who go above and beyond what is expected of them in terms of being well-rounded--students who have demonstrated academic achievement, campus and community leadership, good citizenship, creativity, and other characteristics of high-achieving individuals. In short, Women of Promise exemplify the early criteria one would consider in selecting future Presidential Council of Alumnae inductees.
Michigan Tech's Alumni Association annual awards are presented to graduates who have made significant contributions in their careers and to the success of the Alumni Association and/or the University.