Outstanding Alumni







The ETSU Outstanding Alumni awards were initiated by former Alumni Director Basil Maltsberger (deceased), who came on board January 1970. They were first presented at the annual August Luncheon, honoring the members of the August graduating class of 1970. The biographical sketches on each honoree are taken from information at the time of each award presentation.


  • Person who has earned one or more degrees from the university,
  • Demonstrated significant accomplishments in chosen field of work,
  • Demonstrated exemplary service to the community,
  • Demonstrated commitment to the university,
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Alumni Association in terms of time, energy, and/or financial support Represents the very best the university has to offer as a graduate,
  • And is a person future graduates will want to emulate, thus attracting new students and developing additional graduates of same high quality.
  • ONLY one alumnus and one alumna can receive the award each year.