Young Alumni Award

Young Alumni Award

The USAO Young Alumni Award is presented by the USAO Alumni Association to alumni and former students who attended USAO within the past 15 years.  The award is extended in recognition of professional achievement and service to society and the University, which has thus brought honor and distinction to the college. 

Criteria for Selection:

1.  Up to three honorees may be inducted annually.  The Hall of Fame/Young Alumni Committee may choose also to induct posthumously.  At the committee’s discretion, others may be selected for recognition.

2.  Individuals recommended must be graduates or former students of USAO who have demonstrated leadership, achievement and a strong commitment to the University.

3.  Any individual or group may submit a nomination to the USAO Alumni Development Office by May 31.  Receipt of all nominations will be acknowledged in writing or via email.

4.  While not a mandatory criterion, contributions to the advancement of the University and service to the University and/or Alumni Association may be considered.

5.  Members of the USAO Alumni Association Board of Directors are not eligible for this award.

6.  The recipient must attend the induction ceremony; the committee will choose an alternate in the event that one of those originally selected cannot attend.  (Exceptions may be made at the committee’s discretion, i.e. illness, infirmity.)  In the event the original nominee cannot attend, she/he shall be automatically considered for the following year. 

7. Nominations will be held and considered for two additional years after submission if not awarded in the same year.

Nomination Process:

The nomination form must be complete, signed and return by the deadline date. The nomination form should include:

  1. Nominee’s vita or resume
  2. At least one (but not more than six) letters of recommendation
  3. Narrative of not more than six pages outlining the nominee’s:
    1. Professional achievements
    2. Professional affiliations and recognitions
    3. Civic and humanitarian service
    4. Honors and awards
    5. Service to USAO and the Alumni Association
    6. Other significant information

Method of Award:

1.  Awards such as commemorative medallions and/or distinctive plaques will be presented during the induction with a ceremony appropriate to the importance and dignity of this honor.

Nomination Form (Please download and print)


Recipients:

2013
Dylan Cavin

2012
April Doshier

2011
Christopher Price

2010
Grant Evans
Brandon Pasley

2009
Andrea Wood Brock

2007
Amy Brooks Ingram
Paul Mayes

2006
Oisin Fagan

2005
Susan Waitman Wyant
Larry Brandon Wood

2004
Steven Patrick Sanders

2002
Sharon Shoemake

2001
Stanford McConnell

2000
Reza Ross Pourdavood

1999
Linda Brinkman Willis

1998
David Alan Settle

1997
Dr. Roland G. Pourdavood
Todd William Stallbaumer

1996
Diane Medders

1995
Vicki Rexroat

1994 
Angela Long Jeffries
Richard Boodle

1993
Loretta Y. Jackson

1992
Robert W. Pelley
Twanna R. Bivins

1991
Faye Ellen Hawks

1988
Bradford E. Ableson

1987
Peter M. Cochran

1986
Georgette Brown Horse

1985
Larry Vernon Simmons

1984
Robert England
Mark Gish

1983
LaShelle Edmerson

1982
Christopher Ritthale

1981
Larry Lietzke