Established in 1972, the Distinguished Alumni Awards are given jointly by the University and the Sacramento State Alumni Association to recognize alumni and faculty for their professional achievements and community service.
Nominations are received from all University constituencies throughout the year. Nominees must have achieved prominence in their chosen fields of endeavor and must have brought distinction to the University and/or community through their accomplishments.
Early-Bird Rates Now Available
The 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Sacramento State Alumni Center. Early-bird rates are now available. Please register on or before Friday, February 27, 2015 to receive the discount.
There are several sponsorship opportunities available. Please review our sponsor information sheet (PDF). To learn more about how you can benefit from partnering with the Alumni Association, please visit our Sponsors/Affinity Partners page.
For questions, please contact Jennifer Barber, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 278-3797.
Lifetime 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.