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Sun Devil achievers sought for 3 upcoming Alumni Association award events

Jack Furst accepts the Philanthropist of the Year honor at the 2017 Founders' Day Awards.

August 02, 2017

Arizona State University’s alumni base, now 496,000 strong, is filled with Sun Devils who have used their ASU education to help others, enrich the community and make the world a better place. The community is officially invited to help the ASU Alumni Association locate candidates for three upcoming award programs, which will honor graduates of the institution who have made significant contributions in a variety of areas of achievement.

Nominees are currently being sought for the following awards:

Homecoming Awards

The association presents two awards at Homecoming — the Alumni Service Award, which recognizes distinguished, exemplary and extraordinary service to ASU and the Alumni Association by an alumnus; and the Alumni Appreciation Award, which is presented to a community member who is not a graduate of ASU for contributions that have enhanced the stature and success of ASU and the Alumni Association.

This year, the awards will be presented at halftime of the ASU-USC Homecoming game on Oct 28.

Founders’ Day Awards

The Alumni Association's Founders' Day Awards Dinner is one of the organization's signature events. Honorees at this event include faculty, staff, alumni and philanthropists whose contributions to the university and the community at large exemplify the pioneering spirit of the founders of the institution.

Founders’ Day will be held on March 21, 2018.

Sun Devil 100 Awards

This event highlights ASU’s incredible history of entrepreneurial leadership and celebrates the achievements of Sun Devil-owned and Sun Devil-led businesses across the country.

The next Sun Devil 100 ceremony is scheduled for April 25, 2018.

The deadline for nominations for all three award programs is 5 p.m. Sept. 15.

For additional information on these awards, to make a nomination, as well as learn about the Alumni Association’s other community awards, visit

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