Nimmo named NSU Outstanding Young Alumna
TAHLEQUAH – The Northeastern State University Alumni Association board of directors has selected Cherokee Nation citizen Chrissi Nimmo as the 2019 Outstanding Young Alumna to be honored Sept. 28 during homecoming and the Emerald Ball.
According to a NSU press release, Nimmo was selected because she has graduated from NSU within the past 20 years and through personal achievement and service has brought honor and distinction to herself and the university.
“I was surprised and honored when Dr. Turner told me I had been chosen as NSU’s Outstanding Young Alumnus,” Nimmo said. “I have a long history with NSU. I was born there (in the old Hastings hospital), received bachelor and master degrees there, and worked there prior to going to law school. My husband is also an NSU alum and we got married during my senior year. NSU has played a major role in my professional development and provided an education that prepared me for law school. Higher education has changed my life and I am thankful for the role NSU played and grateful to be recognized.”
Now serving as the deputy attorney general for the CN, she graduated from NSU with a bachelor’s degree in developmental psychology in 2002, received a master’s degree in business administration in 2005 and holds a law degree from the University of Tulsa.
She was the lead counsel for the CN in the U.S. Supreme Court case “Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl” in 2013. She also serves on the NSU Foundation and Tahlequah Public Schools Board of Education. She has also been named to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development 40 under 40, Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 under 40 and the Journal Record’s Achiever’s 40 under 40 lists.
Nimmo will be formally recognized during NSU’s homecoming weekend at the Alumni Association Honors brunch, halftime of the football game and at the Emerald Ball.