Alumni Awards

The greatest measure of any school is the quality of the graduates it sends into the world. Clearly, by that and by many other measures, Michigan Tech is one of the best. Since the establishment of the first award in 1969, a very important role for our Alumni Board of Directors is recognizing our extraordinary students and alumni.

Nominations for 2023 Alumni Awards are now closed. Thank you to all who submitted nominations. We look forward to announcing the selected recipients later this spring, and honoring them at the 2023 Alumni Awards Ceremony during Reunion Weekend (August 3–5, 2023). Call 906-487-2400 or write to us at if you have any questions or concerns. Keep an eye on this page for future updates on the 2024 nomination period to open later this year.

Outstanding Young Alumni

2022 Award Recipient: Jacob Heck '10

Distinguished in their careers before the age of 35; achieved a position or some distinction noteworthy for one so recently graduated.

Young Past Recipients

Honorary Alumni

2022 Award Recipient: Martin Jurgensen

Strongest non-alumni supporters of Michigan Tech; provided service and support of the University characteristic of dedicated alumni.

Honorary Past Recipients

Outstanding Service

2022 Award Recipient: Cynthia Hodges '87 '90

Significant contributions to the success of the Board of Directors and/or the University. 

Outstanding Service Past Recipients

Distinguished Alumni

2022 Award Recipient: Chang Park '73

Outstanding contributions in both their careers and to Michigan Tech

Distinguished Past Recipients


2022 Award Recipient: TBA

Volunteer leadership or service that has improved or enriched the lives of others and the welfare of humanity, and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on or bring honor to their Alma Mater.

Humanitarian Past Recipient

Outstanding Future Alumni

2022 Award Recipient: Robert Hazen

Student volunteers who support the Alumni mission of “Celebrating Traditions. Creating Connections."

Outstanding Future Past Recipients