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Alumni

Alumni Awards

For more than 50 years, Otterbein Alumni Awards have honored individuals who have demonstrated Otterbein's excellence through their outstanding achievements. Whether in their career, their service to others, or their service to their alma mater, we are proud of our alumni and their accomplishments. 

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Spring Alumni Awards:

  • Mary B. Thomas Commitment to Otterbein: Thomas C. ’63 and Sarah Koester Morrison
  • Special Achievement:  Dianne Grote Adams '78 & Jeffrey A. Brindley '81
  • Community Service:  The Puskarich Family: accepted by Honorable Matthew P. Puskarich '88
  • Pacesetter: Tonye T. Patano '83
  • Honorary Alumni Award:  Dr. Kathy A. Krendl and Mr. Richard Gilbert

Read more about each award winner by clicking on their name in the list below.

View pictures from the 2017 ceremony here.

The Alumni Awards Soiree on April 21:

Cocktail Hour 
with hors d'oeuvres and drinks
5:30 p.m. - Fisher Gallery in Roush Hall
The Otterbein Alumni Awards
featuring performances by Broadway actors Dee Hoty '74 & Craig Bennett Icsman '84 
7 p.m. - Cowan Hall
Afterglow 
with sparkling cardinal cocktails and decadent desserts
Conclusion of the awards - Fisher Gallery in Roush Hall

RSVP online or call 614.823.1650

Alumni Awards Hosts

  • 2018 - Alumni Awards Host Dee Hoty '74

  • 2018 Alumni Awards Host Craig Bennett Icsman ’84

The Mary B. Thomas Commitment to Otterbein Award

The Mary B. Thomas Commitment to Otterbein Award was established by President Kathy A. Krendl and the University’s Board of Trustees to help recognize the remarkable commitment of Otterbein investors to and for the University.

Recipients of the Mary B. Thomas Award are recognized for their philanthropic leadership, service and commitment to advance Otterbein’s mission. Their contributions—offered through time, treasure or talent—will be known for providing significant and lasting change that positively impacts the University and its students, faculty and staff. 

Special Achievement Award

  • Award Description

  • 2018 - Dianne Grote Adams, '78

  • 2018 - Jeffrey A. Brindley, '81

  • 2017 - Nita Seibel, '75 M.D.

  • 2016 - Michael McKinney '86

  • 2016 - Carlton M. Bates, M.D. '86

  • 2015 - MaryAnn Everhart-McDonald '72

  • 2015 - Judge David W. Fais '65

  • 2015 - Donna Lee Valput Hanly '00

  • 2014 - Jeri Malmsberry Close '93

  • 2014 Ruth Downing '04, MSN '06 RN CNP SANE-A

  • 2014 - Dr. Michael Leadbetter '69

  • 2013 - Steve Johnston '82

  • 2013 - Lou Ann Layton '81

  • 2013 - John Wentzell '82

  • 2012 - Mr. Richard Fetter '73

  • 2011 - Mr. Randy Adams '76

  • 2012 - Mr. Ronald C. Moomaw '74

  • 2011 - Mr. Michael E. Ducey '70

  • 2011 - Dr. Arthur B. Fulton '51

Community Service Award

  • Award Description

  • 2018 - The Puskarich Family, accepted by Matthew P. Puskarich '88

  • 2015- Dom Tiberi '81 and Terri Tiberi

  • 2017 - Nancy Loudenslager Cassell, '65 Ph.D.

  • 2015 - Sherry Williamson '05

  • 2014 - Mara Matteson '89

  • 2013 - Amanda Slager Pickerill '90 and Craig Pickerill '90

  • 2012 - Mr and Mrs. Doug '82 and Julie Leigh '95, '03 Sharp

  • 2011 - Dr. Susan E. Wiley '86

Honorary Alumnus/a Award

  • Award Description

  • 2013 - Betty Campbell

  • 2012 - Mr. Bruce Bailey

  • 2012 - Mr. and Mrs. Craig and Cass Johnson

  • 2011 - Mr. Guido Ricevuto

Pacesetter Award

  • Award Description

  • 2018 - Tonye T. Patano '83

  • 2017 - Rob Gagnon '87

  • 2017 - Tammy Roberts Myers '88

  • 2016 - Karen Kasler '89

  • 2016 - Margenett Moore-Roberts '94

Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Award Description

  • 2017 - James Shilling '77 Ph.D.

  • 2016 - Mellar P. Davis, M.D. '74

  • 2015 - General Lance W. Lord '68

  • 2013 - Thomas C. Morrison '63

  • 2012 - Mr. Brian K. Hajek '66

  • 2011 - Dr. David Yohn '51

Mentor Impact Award

  • Award Description

  • 2017 - Dr. Allen Prindle

Hall of Fame Award

  • 2011 - Dr. Thomas Croghan '61, posthumously

Service to Otterbein Award

  • Award Description

  • 2012 - Mr. E. Glennard Day

/ Office of Alumni Relations

The Office of Alumni Relations is located in Howard House, 
131 W. Park St.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Contact
p/ 614.823.1650
f/ 614.823.2023

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Learn more about 
Howard House
which turned 100 in 2014.

/ Update your information

To inform us of changes to your personal information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (614) 823-1650, alumniinfo@otterbein.edu or update your information online

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