Alumni Awards Descriptions
Distinguished Alumni Award
First presented in 1965, this is the university's most prestigious award.
It is given to individuals who have achieved prominence in their profession, thereby reflecting a positive image of UNT.
Distinguished Young Alumni Award
Created in 2011 in the image of the Distinguished Alumni Award, this honor was established to recognize young alumni under the age of 40 for distinguished career achievement.
Outstanding Alumni Service Award
Originally presented in 1974, this award honors individuals who have provided exceptional volunteer service to UNT.
Ulys Knight Spirit Award
Presented since 1975, this award is given to any individual or group that has made noteworthy efforts to sustain spirit among the UNT family.
Generations of Excellence Award
Presented for the first time in 2013, this is given to a family for extraordinary service to and advocacy for UNT through multiple generations.