Doane has established numerous awards to recognize alumni and friends of the college for their professional accomplishments, outstanding achievements, community service, leadership and continued relations with the college.

*Homecoming Awards: Builder, Honor D, Exceptional Service, Young Alumni, Paul Kersenbrock Humanitarian, Platt Music, Educator of the Year 

Award Description Nominate
Alumni Educator of the Year Award

Presented to alumni who have made outstanding contributions in the field of education. Recipient is selected by the education department.

Alumni Master

An Alumni Master is a Doane alumnus who has mastered his/her chosen field and returns to campus to share his/her expertise with students.

Alumni Senior Award

Presented to members of the graduating class from each campus in recognition of consistent demonstration of superior performance in academic and co curricular activities during their undergraduate careers.

Alumni Trustee

To serve as an Alumni Trustee, a person should show involvement in the alumni programs, show consistent support of the college, have the means to give to the college and have some expertise the Board can use.

Athletic Hall of Fame

Established in 1996, this award honors athletes, teams and coaches for their achievements at Doane University. This is currently the only award that allows induction posthumously.

Doane Builder Award

Presented to alumni (preferably graduates) who have distinguished themselves and Doane through outstanding achievement, professional accomplishments, community service and their relationship with the college. This is considered the highest award an alumnus of the college can receive.

Excellence in Teaching Award

Presented to friends of the college who have made outstanding contributions to the field of education.

Exceptional Service Award

Recognizes an alumnus or alumni who has or have provided extraordinary service to forward the cause of Doane University through his or her volunteer efforts.

Faculty Award for Distinctive Scholarship

Presented to alumni for creative contributions, accomplishments and leadership in scholarly pursuits and endeavors.

Honor D Award

Presented to former Doane athletes who have distinguished themselves by outstanding service in their life's work.

Navajo Leadership Award

Presented to alumni who have demonstrated lasting leadership to the communities on the Navajo Nation.

Paul Kersenbrock Humanitarian Award

Given in memory of Paul Dean Kersenbrock ‘63, and will be presented to a worthy Doane alumnus, who in the judgment of the Alumni Council distinguishes himself or herself by extraordinary, unselfish dedication and service to others in his/her work and lifestyle.

Platt Alumni Music Award

Presented to alumni for outstanding achievement in music. Recipient is selected by the music department.

President's Award for Leadership

Presented to alumni and friends of the college who have shown extraordinary service and leadership in their communities.

President's Award for Navajo Language and Culture

Presented to alumni for their exceptional work furthering the language and culture of Navajo students and their families.



Did You Know?

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