Alumni & Foundation

Foundation & Alumni Day at the Brown County Fair will take place on August 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brown County Fairgrounds. To RSVP or for more information, please contact the NSU Foundation at (605) 626-2550.

The NSU Wolves Golf Classic will take place on July 13 at Lee Park Golf Course in Aberdeen. To RSVP or for more information, please contact the NSU Foundation at (605) 626-2550.

Northern State University's premier scholarship gala, Northern Night provides critical funding in support of student scholarships. Enjoy an evening featuring entertainment, silent and live auctions, a gourmet dinner and an opportunity to impact students' lives by supporting the scholarship program at Northern State University. Northern Night 208 will be held 5:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at the Dakota Event Center.

Northern State University will host a “Lemons for Leukemia” event to add people to the national Be the Match registry 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the NSU Student Center lobby. People who participate will have their cheeked swabbed to have their tissue type included in the national registry, which could potentially help patients in need of a stem cell transplant. Anyone age 18-44 is welcome at Monday’s event at NSU.

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.


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