Distinguished Alumni Award
Since 1957, the Alumni Association has been honored to present the Distinguished Alumni Award to several outstanding ISU Alumni. With this award, we recognize those outstanding alumni who have not only made notable professional accomplishments but have made the commitment to continually contribute to the growth and success of their local and global communities. Award recipients are nominated annually and selected by alumni, faculty, and friends of the University to be honored during a special Homecoming ceremony. The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards were held on Friday, October 11. The 2019 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award were: Patty Butwin '71, GR 73, Michael Holthouse '80, Jamal Khashoggi '83 (posthumous recipient) and Amadou Yattassaye '98.
Past Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: