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Alumni Award nominations will not be accepted until after June 15, 2020.

Alumni Awards Nominations 2020
Each year the Ohio University Alumni Association and OHIO Athletics honors alumni who have made their University proud, and the nominations for those awards come from Bobcats like you.

Read about the awards below and select the award category that fits your nominee best. You can nominate an alumnus or alumna for multiple awards via the online form, or by downloading the editable PDF provided below and uploading it. 

Eligibility Requirements/Guidelines

A former OUAA Board member shall not be considered for an award until two years after their retirement from the Board.

A current sitting member of the Ohio University Foundation Board and/or the OHIO Board of Trustees shall not be considered for an award. After retirement from the Board, there is no waiting period for such candidates to be considered for an award.

If spouses are nominated together for one award, consideration will be given only if both parties can stand on their own merit.

Candidates who have been nominated posthumously will not be considered for an award. If a candidate passed away after their nomination (within their two-year nomination cycle), their nomination can be reviewed and awarded. If the posthumous nominee is not awarded in that two-year window, their nomination cannot be reconsidered or resubmitted.

Ohio University faculty and staff, with the exception of employees from the Division of Advancement, shall be eligible for awards. The maximum for employee award recipients is one per year across all award categories.

The nominator must complete the nomination form and provide 2 additional letters of reference. Incomplete or outdated packets/applications will not be considered. Letters of reference must clearly be in support of the nominee and their nomination for an alumni award.

Review of Nominations and Notification
A committee of the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors reviews all nominations and presents a slate of names to the full board for approval at the annual spring meeting in Athens. Upon approval, award recipients and nominating individuals are notified via a congratulatory letter from the alumni association in June.

Alumnus/Alumna of the Year
This nominee has distinguished himself or herself in his or her field and in service to and support of Ohio University.

Download a PDF of the nomination form here [PDF]

Medal of Merit Award
This nominee has achieved distinction in his or her chosen field.

Download a PDF of the nomination form here [PDF]

Distinguished Service Award

This nominee has supported Ohio University and the Alumni Association through alumni chapters, clubs, societies or other organizations.

Download a PDF of the nomination form here [PDF]

Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award
This nominee has graduated with his or her first baccalaureate degree from Ohio University within the last 15 years. The nominee must demonstrate the impact his or her Ohio University education has had on his or her profession and community. This nominee must have been actively involved with the University through exemplary service or support.

Download a PDF of the nomination form here [PDF]

Honorary Alumnus/Alumna
This nominee did not graduate from Ohio University, but has provided exemplary service and support to the University.

Download a PDF of the nomination form here [PDF]

The Kermit Blosser OHIO Athletics Hall of Fame

Nominate a Bobcat for the OHIO Athletics Hall of Fame

Can you think of a Bobcat that might be deserving of an award, but lack the background information to submit a formal nomination? Email Debbie Crabtree at crabtred@ohio.edu to submit a name for consideration at any time throughout the year.