This award, given annually, recognizes an Oakland City University alumnus who has distinguished themself not only in their chosen profession, but also in civic, philanthropic, community, and church activities. The total person is considered. This is the highest honor given by the Alumni Association.
This award is given at the discretion of the Alumni Board, and may or may not be given each year. It is designed to recognize the accomplishments of a person who has excelled in their chosen profession and does not necessarily take into account their civic and church activities.
This award is given at the discretion of the Alumni Board, and may or may not be given each year. It is designed to recognize individuals who have given special and/or lengthy service to Oakland City University. It is awarded by the board and usually given as a surprise.
The purpose of this award is to recognize those who love, support, honor, and bring positive attention to Oakland City University. The ultimate goal of this award is to recognize those who have contributed to OCU in a positive way that may or may not qualify for other awards presented by the Alumni Relations Office. Coupled with this goal, is the intent that honoring individuals and bringing them to campus gives us the opportunity to promote to true mission of Oakland City University.
This award, first instituted in 2008 is a Director's Choice Award. It may or may not be given annually to an individual that has contributed to Oakland City University in a unique way by "taking the bull by the horns and getting the job done." It is usually given as a surprise to the recipient.