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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:

  1. The nomination form must be complete, signed and return by the deadline date. The nomination form should include:
  2. Nominee’s vita or resume
  3. At least one (but not more than six) letters of recommendation
  4. 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:

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.

Online Nomination Form

If you need a paper copy, email or stop by the Alumni Office.

RECIPIENTS:

2017

Jacqueline Evans

2016

Candice Hillenbrand

2015

Akash Patel

Dr. Sean Crowell

2014

Jessica Mollica

Dr. Angus Lamar

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