OHIO Alumni Association - 2018 Annual Alumni Awards Gala

Friday, October 19, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Baker University Center
Grand Ballroom, 4th Floor
1 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701

The OHIO Alumni Association cordially invites you to the 78th annual Alumni Awards Gala, where individuals are celebrated for their service and achievement, along with outstanding recipients from OHIO Athletics. Each year, the OHIO Alumni Association brings some of our best and brightest back home to Athens to be recognized as they exemplify the Bobcat spirit throughout the world. Each fall, the electricity of Homecoming weekend pulls thousands of Bobcats from around the state of Ohio, the country, and the world, back to the bricks. They journey home to tap into that familiar energy they experienced as students—a reminder of morning runs on the bike path, afternoons in Alden Library or on College Green, and nights forging friendships and devouring insomnia cookies. The youthful excitement of memories on this beautiful campus are like a magnet drawing us home after the long, bumpy roads we travel through life. It is impossible to honor all outstanding alumni and friends in a single year. These awardees are selected by 13 members of the Awards Committee of the OHIO Alumni Association’s Board of Director’s. Those who have been selected represent the many loyal alumni and friends whose achievements have won the admiration and respect of their associates and the University. The Alumni Association accepts nominations for these awards throughout the year. To place a nomination visit ohio.edu/alumni/involve/alumni-awards for the respective forms for next year. 

The Awards:

The Kermit Blosser OHIO Athletics Hall of Fame: Honors outstanding athletes, coaches, staff members and administrators who brought recognition to Ohio University through their significant athletic accomplishments.

Honorees: Melissa S. Griffin, BSHSL ’08, Tiffany A. Horvath, BBA ’07, Marc S. Krauss, BSJ ’17  

Athletic Director's Award of Excellence: William A. Dillingham, BBA '71

Honorary Alumnus: Awarded to individuals who did not graduate from Ohio University, but have provided exemplary service and support to the University. 

Honoree: Peter G. Thompson

Charles J. and Claire O Ping Recent Graduate Award:  Presented to alumni whose Ohio University education has been a factor in outstanding accomplishments achieved within 15 years of having earned their first bachelor’s degree. They must have demonstrated community leadership and have been actively engaged with the University through exemplary service or support. 

Honoree: Keith A. Hawkins, BS ’13

Distinguished Service Award: Recognizes alumni who have supported Ohio University and the Alumni Association through alumni chapters, clubs, societies, and other organizations. 

Honorees: William E. “Erv” Ball, BSED ’77, Jennifer L. Jones Donatelli, BSJ ’98

Medal of Merit:  Awarded to alumni who have achieved distinction in their chosen fields.

Honorees: Thomas W. Brennaman, BBS ’12, Ronald R. Burns, BSH ’85, DO ’89, Luke Frazier, MM ’09, Qui Nguyen, MFA ’02, Mark D. West, BSC ’78

Alumnus/Alumna of the Year: Presented to the alumnus or alumna who has distinguished himself or herself professionally or shown service and support to Ohio University.   

Honoree: Glenn E. Corlett, BBA ’65


Black Tie Optional

Reception at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Reservation is required. Please register by Friday, September 28, 2018

Please contact Debbie Crabtree at crabtred@ohio.edu or 740-593-4300 for questions.

Cost: $65 per person.

Menu Options: 
Dual plate - Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Thyme, Roasted Arctic Char with Leeks, Potatoes Mousseline, Lemon Broccolini, Brioche rolls, and Pumpkin Cheesecake 
Vegetarian - TBD, Brioche rolls, and Pumpkin Cheesecake

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