A BSU Homecoming tradition, the Honors Gala is an annual celebration of Bemidji State University's Outstanding Alumni Award recipients, President's Society donors and Legacy Society members.

The event will take place at the Sanford Center's Ballroom. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with the program to start at 6:30 p.m. 

Five distinguished BSU alumni will be recognized for their professional and personal accomplishments. 
  • Dr. Timothy Beebe '87 (Outstanding Alumni Award)
  • Dr. Thomas Chong '92 (Outstanding Alumni Award)
  • Cheri Goodwin '11 (Outstanding Alumni Award)
  • Dr. Joseph Provost '88 (Outstanding Alumni Award)
  • Sally Soliday '78 (Professional Education Hall of Fame Award)

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Register Here

Registration is now closed.

For those who will be attending as personal guests of the Distinguished Alumni Honorees, please contact Angela Schmidt to register: (218-755-2762 or angela.schmidt@bemidjistate.edu). 


Mixed greens, kale, berries and maple vinaigrette dressing

Entrée (choose one)
1. Pork tenderloin with honey and Dijon mustard cream sauce, honey roasted sweet potato, roasted multi-color carrots with butter sauce

2. Mushroom and parsnip ragout with cheesy polenta, roasted multi-color carrots with butter sauce (vegetarian)

1. Lemon Italian cream cake with raspberry drizzle
2. Rice pudding topped with caramel & fresh berries (gluten-free)

Special dietary requests can be accommodated with advance notice. Contact the BSU Alumni & Foundation at (218) 755-2762.