Nominate a Top Dog

With more than 310 recipients, the Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala is a proud Fresno State tradition. Honorees are an inspiration to Fresno State students, alumni, and the community. Watch the 2017 Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala video and then submit your 2018 nomination.



Top Dog Award Categories

Please click on each category below to learn more about the eligibility criteria and to download the nomination form. There you will find additional information on criteria, the selection process, submission requirements and deadline.


The Distinguished Alumnus Award is given based on scholarship, service, and leadership to the University, the Valley, and beyond. It has been established to recognize individuals that have distinguished themselves in their post-collegiate career on a national or international level.

Click here to download the Distinguished Alumni Award nomination form (PDF).


The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes Fresno State Alumni for outstanding accomplishments and remarkable achievements in their field of study.

Click here to download the Outstanding Alumni Award nomination form (PDF).

Arthur Safstrom

The Arthur Safstrom Service Award honors an alumnus, friend, or past faculty or staff that has given exceptional service to the Fresno State Alumni Association and the University.

Click here to download the Arthur Safstrom Service Award nomination form (PDF).