Graduates of Northland Pioneer College may be nominated to receive this award based on accomplishments in one or more of the following areas:
- Career Distinction: The recipient is recognized as outstanding or exceptional in his or her career, field or industry.
- Commitment to Education: The recipient’s deeds and actions reflect the value of his or her educational training and commitment to lifelong learning.
- Service to Society: The recipient exhibits integrity and a demonstrated commitment to bettering the lives of others through volunteer efforts.
Any alumnus or alumna who has graduated with an associate degree or completed a program of study from NPC is eligible. Faculty members, staff members and administrators currently employed by the college are not eligible for this award during their time of employment. Members of the District Governing Board are not eligible during their time of service.