Left to right: Debbie James Timmerman, Chancellor Dean Van Galen, Michael Davis, Connie Foster (not pictured: Linder's Greenhouse, Garden and Landscape Center).
This award was established in 1983 with the approval of the Faculty Senate and the administration. The award parallels the Distinguished Alumnus Award in the manner in which it is presented and the exposure and publicity it receives. The award is presented at the fall commencement.
The award was established to recognize those individuals outside of the university community that have made exemplary contributions to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls through their support of the university's goals and their volunteer efforts on our behalf.
We realize that there are individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to the university of personal time and energy, leadership, support, and/or monetary donations. It is for these reasons that we are pleased to make this award available.
The following criteria are to be followed by the committee in the selection process, realizing that there may be exceptions from time to time that would necessitate a suspension of one or more of the criteria in a given year.