The Ferris State University Distinguished Alumni Award is bestowed on individuals who demonstrate leadership and service to their profession, community, service organizations and alma mater. These award recipients help guide our multicultural society toward the celebration of our own diversity through their accomplishments within their vocations and avocations. All Ferris alumni are eligible for the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Since 1956, Commencement week activities have included the presentation by the Ferris State University Alumni Association of Distinguished Alumni Awards recognizing exceptional career success and noteworthy fidelity and devotion to the University. You can view the full list of award winners below.