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 open! You can help us identify outstanding alumni and friends for the 2023 Alumni Awards program that will take place over Reunion Weekend (August 3-5, 2023) by submitting a nomination. Nominations will be accepted until December 31, 2022. Check out each unique webpage to review award definitions and the respective form. Call 906-487-2400 or write to us at if you have any questions or concerns.

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