Abbey [Promise] Award

The award recognizes alumni who graduated within the past 15 years and have shown evidence of "sowing the seeds" to create transformative change to better humanity - to improve the lives of individuals (including marginalized and vulnerable groups), communities, or the world through their positive work with people, animals, or the environment.  Within the short time after receiving their degree, recipients of this award are starting their journey to change the world - showing the promise of current and/or future impact through their professional work and/or volunteer efforts.  Through their drive and determination, it is the “promise” shown in the seeds they are planting and will nurture over time that will result in positive changes in our world.

How to nominate...

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria for selection:

  • Individuals who graduated within the past 15 years
  • Have distinguished themselves in their professional field and/or volunteer activities
  • Reputation of the candidate should reflect favorably on the University of Minnesota Crookston
  • No Abbey [Promise] Award will be conferred in absentia or posthumously
Recommendations Needed

Nominee submits detailed vita/resume listing awards, accomplishments, education, etc.

The deadline for submitting recommendations for the 2024 Abbey [Promise] Award is March 11, 2024.

Abbey [Promise] Award Recommendation Form

Selection by the Alumni and Donor Relations

Past Recipients...

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Past Recipients...

Award Recipients

Tashi Wongdi Gurung (Lowa) - 2023 Abbey [Promise] Award
2022 Abbey [Promise] Award honoree: Carolina "Carrie" Diaz-Alfonzo
Marshall Johnson
Justin McMechan
Brittani (Boehlke) Fiecke