Alumni Association

Alumni Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the SNU Alumni Association is the legislative body of the Association and the primary organizational vehicle through which volunteer service and activities are planned on behalf of the Association. The Board serves the alumni constituency and the University through the Office of Alumni Relations in planning activities, granting awards, conducting elections and guiding other operations of the Association in order to fulfill the Association’s purpose.


The SNU Alumni Board has elected new Alumni Board President, Mr. Larry Snowbarger (Class of '81.) Mr. Larry Snowbarger - Alumni Board President

Larry has most recently served as Vice President and formerly, NE Oklahoma Representative on the Alumni Board. Larry and his wife Linda (Class of '81) live in Tulsa, Oklahoma and he is a Business Development Director with Johnson Controls. Larry will assume the role of President on July 1, 2014.

As Alumni Board President, Larry will also represent SNU Alumni as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. We are thankful for committed, enthusiastic Alumni, such as Larry, to continue the legacy of Christ-centered, quality leadership for our Alumni Association. 


Questions? Contact the SNU Office of Alumni: or 405-491-6312




The SNU Alumni Association delights in recognizing alumni with appropriate awards from their alma mater.

To be considered for an award, a nominee must be an outstanding person of high moral character with exemplary ethics who has played a major role in the success of family, business, community, church or education. Nominations may be made by alumni, faculty and friends of SNU. Nominees will be submitted to the Alumni Board of Directors for final approval.

The SNU Alumni Association has the following awards:

HERITAGE AWARD: The highest award bestowed by the Alumni Association and based on evidence of personal dedication, service, reflection of Christian ideals, and contributions to the SNU community, this award is presented at Homecoming. Potential nominees do not need to be members of the Alumni Association and may include persons in instructional and ministerial vocations. The award may not be repeated and is reserved for persons with a minimum accrued service of 25 years.

UNIVERSITY AWARD: To be considered, a recipient must be a graduate of SNU or one of her merging institutions; a graduate of at least 10 years, and never previously a recipient of the University Award (formerly "B" award). The University Awards were previously presented at the Spring Alumni Banquet in May.

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD: A recipient must be a BPC/BNC/SNU graduate or former student, and a person who has had a significant impact on his or her profession, community or church. Recommendations may be made on the basis of recent distinguished service or that rendered over a period of time. Nominees may be repeat recipients. This award is presented at Homecoming.

DISTINGUISHED DISTRICT ALUMNI AWARD: A recipient must be a BPC/BNC/SNU graduate or former student, and a person who has had a significant involvement with the Alumni Association's mission of support to the University. In addition, nominations may be made on the basis of distinguished service to the nominee's local church and district. Awards are presented annually at the South Central Region District Assemblies. 

Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world.
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