Deadline set to nominate MTSU Distinguished Alumni...

Deadline set to nominate MTSU Distinguished Alumni 2019-20 award winners

The MTSU National Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2019-20 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

The awards, which will include an overall Distinguished Alumni recipient and Young Alumni Achievement honoree, recognize those with prolonged records of achievement who have made outstanding contributions to society and who exemplify the ideals for which MTSU stands in extraordinary ways.

MTSU Distinguished AlumniThis year marks the sixth year for the expanded awards, which include True Blue Citations of Distinction.

People are encouraged to nominate someone online for an award. Criteria and nomination forms can be found at

Nominations for all awards are due on or before Friday, March 29.

Recipients, who will be selected in late summer, will have a celebration in their honor during MTSU Homecoming Week this fall and will be recognized at the Homecoming Parade and football game.

The dates for Homecoming Week are still being finalized.

The True Blue Citations of Distinction will include awards for the following categories:

• Achievement in Education — MTSU Faculty.

• Achievement in Education — Non-MTSU Faculty.

• Service to Community.

The annual recognition also includes the David Cullum Award for Service to the University, named for the former president of MTSU’s National Alumni Association, Blue Raider Athletic Association and MTSU Foundation, who died in May 2013. He was a member of the Class of 1955.

Anyone with questions about the form or process can contact the Office of Alumni Relations by calling 615-898-2922 or 800-533-6878, or email Michelle Stepp, Alumni Relations associate director, at

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2018-19 Distinguished Alumni. Nominate 2019-20 distinguished alums by March 29.

MTSU’s 2018-19 Distinguished Alumni Award winners include, from left, Mark Hall, Frank Michello, Whit Turnbow, Nic Dugger, Casey Pash, and Martha and Tom Boyd. The 2019-20 Distinguished Alumni Award nomination deadline is Friday, March 29. (MTSU file photo by Eric Sutton)