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OUAA seeks nominations for 2016 Alumni Awards

Do you know an outstanding Ohio University alumnus that deserves to be recognized by their alma mater? Of course you do!

Every year, the Ohio University Alumni Association gives the OHIO family the opportunity to nominate alumni for the prestigious Alumni Awards. Submit a nomination form for the 2016 Alumni Awards by Feb. 1, 2016 to recommend a nominee for Alumna/Alumnus of the Year, the Medal of Merit Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award and Honorary Alumnus/Alumna.

The Alumna/Alumnus of the Year award is presented to alumni who previously have received the Medal of Merit or Distinguished Service Award and who either have distinguished themselves professionally or given notable service and support to Ohio University.

To read more about past Alumnus/a of the Year Awardees, visit https://www.ohio.edu/alumni/involve/alumni-awards/past-alumnus-of-the-year-awardees.cfm.

The Medal of Merit awarded is presented to alumni who have achieved distinction in their chosen fields. Formerly called the Certificate of Merit, it was officially renamed by the Alumni Association Board of Directors in 1979. All past Certificate of Merit recipients are also listed as holders of the Medal of Merit.

For more information on past Medal of Merit Awardees, visit https://www.ohio.edu/alumni/involve/alumni-awards/past-medal-of-merit-awardees.cfm.

The Alumni Association established the Distinguished Service Award in 1982 to recognize exceptional service on behalf of alumni chapters, clubs, constituent societies and, in special instances, Ohio University and its colleges and schools. Groups that nominate or that have as members successful candidates present these awards.

For more information on past Distinguished Service Awardees, visit https://www.ohio.edu/alumni/involve/alumni-awards/past-distinguished-service-awardees.cfm.

The Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award his is presented to alumni who graduated with their first baccalaureate degree from Ohio University within the last 15 years, and who demonstrate the positive impact their University education has had on their profession and community. Awardees have been actively involved with the University through exemplary service or support.

In 1990, the Alumni Association Board of Directors established the Recent Graduate Award. In 1994, it was renamed to honor President Emeritus Charles J. Ping, HON ’94, and First Lady Claire O. Ping, HON ’94, for their years of service to Ohio University. The 18th president of Ohio University, Charles Ping served from 1975 to 1994.

For more information on past Recent Graduate Awardees, visit https://www.ohio.edu/alumni/involve/alumni-awards/past-ping-recent-graduate-awardees.cfm.

Honorary membership to Ohio University or to the Alumni Association is bestowed on non-alumni who have made a positive impact on OHIO’s students, faculty, staff, and community.

For more information on past Honorary Alumnus/a Awardees, visit https://www.ohio.edu/alumni/involve/alumni-awards/past-honorary-alumni-awardees.cfm.

To nominate a fellow Bobcat for the 2016 Alumni Awards, visit

https://www.ohio.edu/alumni/involve/alumniawards/nominations/index.cfm for more information or to submit a nomination.