Distinguished Alumni Awards

Each year the College of Arts and Sciences presents its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, to up to four graduates of the college.

Alumni and friends of the College are invited and encouraged to nominate an outstanding graduate as you have first-hand knowledge of OU graduates who are making a difference in your community or industry.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Distinguished and Young Alumni Awards.

Nominees must have obtained a degree, bachelor or graduate level, from the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences. Nominees for the Distinguished Alumni Award must have graduated a minimum of ten years ago to be considered. The Young Alumni Award will recognize graduates who earned their degree in the last ten years.

Current members of the College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors are not eligible for either award. The candidates will be presented to the Recognition Committee comprised of members of the Board of Visitors, college, and university staff for review, and the final awardees will be selected in August.

Please return your form(s) for the Distinguished Alumnus Award to Kristi Morgan by July 15, 2016.

The nomination form may be duplicated for multiple nominations and mailed or faxed.

Nomination form for 2017 Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna

Congratulations to our 2016 Distinguished Alumni:

Benton C. Clark – '59 BS in Astrophysics

Stacey Dales -  '02, BA in Communication

N. Bird Runningwater – ’94 BA in Native American Studies

Congratulations to our Outstanding Young Alumna:

Elizabeth Frame Ellison

Read about our outstanding alumni by clicking this link.