WSU Salutes

Weber State University honors distinguished alumni each year at the Annual WSU Salutes Homecoming Awards ceremony. The event is part of WSU’s Homecoming Week, and is held to honor alumni who have lived distinguished lives, made a difference in the community, or have otherwise contributed to the success and reputation of WSU. Seven awards are given out each year: the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Outstanding Young Alumnus, the Emeriti Alumni Homecoming Royalty, the Student Homecoming Royalty, the Lewis W. Shurtleff Award, the Emeriti Lifetime Achievement Award and, finally, the WSU President’s Awards. Alumni and community members were honored for their contributions to the school and the community.

WSU President Chuck Wight called the Honorees “champions of Weber State and shining examples of humanity.”

“This is one of my favorite events at Weber State University every year, because we have the opportunity to honor people who have made their mark on this university, community, country, and our world,” F. Ann Millner, former president of WSU.


View the WSU Salutes 2016 Awardees.

WSU Salutes Award Categories

Distinguished Alumni Award: Presented to an outstanding graduate of WSU Distinguished Service Award: Presented to a non-alumnus who has performed outstanding service
Lewis W. Shurtliff Award: Presented to an individual committed to advancing education
Young Alumni Award: Presented to an outstanding alumnus who graduated within the past 10 years
Emeriti Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award: Presented to an outstanding alumnus who attended at least 40 years ago
Emeriti Alumni Homecoming Royalty: Honors two outstanding individuals who attended at least 40 years ago
Student Alumni Royalty: Honors two outstanding students for their academic and service record


Nomination Form

To nominate a deserving individual click here

WSU Salutes Past Awardees

To view a list of all the past Distinguished Service Award recipients click here.
To view a list of all the past Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients click here.
To view a list of all the past Emeriti Alumni Homecoming Royalty recipients click here.
To view a list of all the past Emeriti Lifetime Achievement Award recipients click here.
To view a list of all the past H. Aldous Dixon Award recipients click here.
To view a list of all the past Lewis W. Shurtliff Award recipients click here.
To view a list of all the past Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipients click here.
To view a list of all the past President's Award recipients click here.
To view a list of all the past Student Homecoming Royalty recipients click here.