Outstanding Alumni Awards

Recognizing Outstanding Alumni, photo of McNamara Alumni Center

Alumni of Notable Achievement Award

The CLA Alumni of Notable Achievement (ANA) program was created in 1994 as part of our 125th anniversary to celebrate and honor the significant achievements and contributions of our alumni. All ANA honorees have been nominated by CLA alumni, faculty, staff, and friends and they are selected by a committee of past honorees.

By honoring our alumni, we recognize and celebrate not only their singular accomplishments but also the collective depth and breadth of their interests, talents, career paths, and achievements in all sectors of society.

Emerging Alumni Award

The CLA Emerging Alumni Award honors recent graduates who demonstrate leadership, creative excellence, community-mindedness, and who mirror the community at large.

Nominees must be alumni of the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus who graduated within the past 15 years. They are selected annually by a committee consisting of past honorees and CLA Student Board members.


Past Recipients

View a list of past honorees for both awards.

To learn more about these awards and the nomination process, contact Megan Mehl, director of alumni experiences & college events