Alumni & Foundation

The Retired Faculty and Staff reception, set for 5-7 p.m. May 10 in the Student Center Centennial Rooms, is the NSU Foundation's way of saying thank you to all retired faculty and staff members who support Northern State University. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the NSU Foundation at 605-626-2550 or email

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Northern State University Alumni Association. This prestigious award recognizes graduates who’ve attained extraordinary distinction in his or her professional field or life and serves to honor alumni who’ve made significant contributions to society, the university and their community.

Awardees are honored annually in the presence of the alumni, students, families and community members to celebrate this important tradition.

Celebrating the 1998 Elite Eight Appearance

Twenty years ago, the NSU Men’s Basketball team qualified for the NCAA Division II Elite Eight Tournament! After winning four consecutive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference titles, the Wolves clinched a berth in the national tournament held in Louisville, Ky.  


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