Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to alumni who attended Ohio State Newark for at least two semesters or three quarters and who have achieved distinction in their field and/or made a difference in the lives of others through outstanding professional, personal or community contributions. The award is presented annually at the Alumni Homecoming Celebration dinner.

Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

Olivia Biggs portrait on the Ohio State Newark campus.

Olivia Biggs

2022 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient
Laura Lewis receives is handed an glass trophy from Dean/Director William MacDonald.

2021: Laura Lewis

Portrait of Diane DeLawder on the Newark campus.

2020: Diane S. Delawder

Mara Weber poses for a portrait holding the Distinguished Alumni Award glass trophy.

2019: Mara Weber, PharmD

Katheryn Lloyd stands next to a horse on her family farm.

2018: Katheryn M. Lloyd

Judge Luanna Cooperrider stands next to Dean/Director William MacDonald holding the Distinguished Alumni Award glass trophy.

2017: Judge Luann Cooperrider

Jerry Besanceney holds his Distinguished Alumni Award glass trophy.

2016: Jerry Besanceney