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2017 Nominations

Alumni Awards Nominations 2017
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 on the form and emailing it, along with any other nomination materials, to Dawn Werry at werryd@ohio.edu.

The deadline for the 2017 Alumni Awards nomination submissions is Feb. 1, 2017.

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. Nominees must have previously received the Medal of Merit or Distinguished Service Award.


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


Distinguished Service Award

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


College of Business Society of Alumni & Friends Early Achievement Award

This individual will have achieved early distinction in his or her chosen field, such as success in an entrepreneurial endeavor, accelerated promotion, or recognition for contributions to his or her company.


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.


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


The Kermit Blosser 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.