Alumni and Friends

Humanitarian Award

Humanitarian Award Ribbon

This award is presented to alumni who, through outstanding involvement and dedication, have made a significant contribution of volunteer leadership or service which 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.

2019 Award Recipients


Anyone may nominate Michigan Tech alumni for the award which may be given out annually, as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors. The deadline for nominations is December 1.

Nominees will be evaluated on the following factors:

  1. Serves with distinction in a long term volunteer capacity
  2. Impacts upon the quality of life of others
  3. Demonstrates leadership and a creative ability to deal with human problems proactively
  4. Sets an example for others to follow with their actions and sacrifices
  5. Contributes in one or more of the following areas: health and human services, arts and culture, education, civic, or other areas.

Make a Nomination

If you have any questions about the nomination process, or would like to submit a nomination by mail, fax, or phone, please contact Alumni and Friends at 906-487-2400, toll-free at 1-877-688-2586, or

Past Award Recipients
Name Class Major Awarded
Christine and Karl Lapeer 1985, 1985 Medical Technology, Mechanical Engineering 2019
Don T. Makay 1999 Scientific and Technical Communication 2018
Sanna B. Roling 1967 Biological Sciences 2017
Nicholas H. Schreiner 2011 Environmental Engineering 2017
Dr. James and Janet Tanis 1957, 1958 Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineering 2016
Justin M. Fitch 2005 Business Administration 2015
Dr. Terry J. Woychowski 1978 Mechanical Engineering 2011