About the Awards

2012 DAA Recipients with President GonzalezLifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to alumni for exceptional career achievements, exceptional contributions to the campus and community, and for setting high standards of excellence in their personal and professional lives. 

Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Awards are given in recognition of professional achievements and community service.  Nominees must have achieved prominence in their chosen field and brought distinction to the University and/or their community through their accomplishments.

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award is given to a graduate of Sacramento State who has received his or her first Sacramento State degree since 2000 and has made outstanding contributions professionally, to the community or to Sacramento State.

Honorary Alumnus Award

Honorary Alumnus Awards are given to friends of the University who have demonstrated a close affinity to the campus and who have rendered exceptional support and leadership to the University or Association.

The nomination deadline for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards has now passed. If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Association at (916) 278-6295 or email alumni@csus.edu.