This award was created in 1978 and recognizes a living person who has an international or national reputation and has brought distinction to the State of Idaho, the University of Idaho or rendered extraordinary service to one or both. This award has been presented to a limited number of people and is not necessarily presented each year. At no time shall more than one award be presented annually.
Nominations for this award are due to the Office of Alumni Relations by August 1 each year. For more information, please contact the office at (208) 885-6154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distinguished Idahoan Award Recipients
1979 - Henry Day
1983 - Philip Habib
1991 - Boyd Martin
1995 - James McClure
1997 - J. R. Simplot
2002 - Lionel Hampton
2004 - Gary Michael
2006 - Malcolm and Carol Renfrew