NATCHITOCHES, La. (NSU) - The Northwestern State University Alumni Association is accepting nominations for its Hall of Distinction, the Long Purple Line along with three new alumni awards.
The Long Purple Line was created in 1990 to provide recognition and appreciation to former Northwestern State students whose career accomplishments or service to their fellow man have enhanced the reputation of the university. Selection to the Long Purple Line is the most prominent honor bestowed by NSU upon its alumni.
The 2016 inductees into the Long Purple Line were Greg Ashlock, Foster Campbell, Dr. James L. Holly, Glenn Talbert and Dr. Randall J. Webb. Since 1990, 115 Northwestern State alumni have been made part of the Long Purple Line.
Nominations can be made at northwesternalumni.com/lplnomination and will be accepted until Nov. 1. A 12-person committee, which will include alumni, will select the 2017 inductees who will be honored as part of the Spring Commencement Exercises on May 12, 2017.
The Outstanding Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award and Outstanding Alumnus/Alumna Distinguished Service Award will be given to an NSU alumnus/alumna who has exhibited their dedication and loyalty to Northwestern's programs and mission.\
The candidate must demonstrate an early record of distinguished service to Northwestern and continued interest in serving the university in his/her life as a volunteer, donor and /or advocate.
The recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award must be an alumnus/alumna of NSU and have attained alumni status within the past 10 years and be 40 or younger at the time of the nomination.
The recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus/Alumna Distinguished Service Award must be an alumnus/alumna of NSU and must have attained alumni status more than 10 years ago and be 40 or older at the time of the nomination.
Nominations may be made by any alumnus or alumna, by any alumni chapter or by any member of the faculty or staff of University.
The NSU Alumni Association Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented to a person who has exhibited his or her dedication and loyalty to Northwestern's programs and mission.
The candidate must be a member of the NSU Alumni Association and have continued interest in serving the university in his/her life as a volunteer, donor and /or advocate, an exemplary record of volunteer time, talents and service to the NSU Alumni Association and active involvement with a chapter, alumni interest group, affiliate program, NSU Alumni Board or other forms of volunteer service to Northwestern State University.
Nominations may be made by any alumnus or alumna, by any alumni chapter, or by any member of the faculty or staff of University.
Nominations can be submitted at
Northwesternalumni.com/youngoutstandingservice and Northwesternalumni.com/volunteeraward.
The deadline to submit nominations for the three alumni awards is Oct. 1. The awards will be presented as part of Homecoming activities on Oct. 21-22.