Sacramento State’s Distinguished Service Awards celebrate the accomplishments of the University’s distinguished alumni. This year’s celebration was held Thursday, April 14, at the Alumni Center. Established in 1972, the Sacramento State Alumni Association and the University jointly recognize alumni achievements in four categories. Distinguished Service Awards are given in recognition of professional achievements and community service. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to alumni for exceptional career achievements and exceptional contributions to the campus and the community. The Honorary Alumnus Awards are given to friends of the University, and the Rising Star Award is given to a recent graduate for outstanding professional contributions.