Alumni Awards

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Every year as part of the Homecoming celebration, we honor those who have made a difference at Utah Valley University and in our community.

2024 Alumni Award Nominations are now closed. Nominations for the 2025 Alumni Awards will open in Fall 2024.

UVU Alumni Impact Award

This award is presented to a UVU alum in recognition of perseverance and dedication to a given area. The alum must demonstrate early success, innovation, impact, or leadership to their industry, community, the public, or humanity.

2024 Recipient: Lindsey C. Lewis '15 MBA '17

UVU Honorary Alumni Award

Honorary Alumni status is presented to a person who is not a graduate of UVU but who has earned this recognition and honor through deep loyalty, service, and support of the University.

2024 Recipient: Shauna L. Smith

University Partner Award

A business that's pioneering initiatives have demonstrated success and contributions to the community and the mission of UVU. This award recognizes strategic planning, employee development, community involvement, customer service, and corporate integrity.

2024 Recipient: Utah Community Credit Union (UCCU)

UVU Distinguished Alumni Award

The UVU Distinguished Alumni Award is given to a Utah Valley University alum in recognition of personal or professional accomplishments that have bettered their chosen field, industry, or community and enhanced the reputation of UVU.

2024 Recipient: Travis M. Hansen '00

Wilson W. Sorensen Lifetime Achievement Award

A UVU employee or volunteer (past or present) who has continually served throughout their life to further the purposes and mission of UVU. This award is given in honor of Wilson W. Sorensen who served as UVU's president for 36 years.

2024 Recipient: Janis Lindley