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2012 Alumni Awards Banquet

Alumni Awards Banquet
Friday, October 26, 2012
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner and Program
Oakland Center Banquet Rooms

Join Oakland University alumni and friends at the 18th annual Alumni Awards Banquet to honor those who have achieved success in business, community services, volunteerism and more. The celebration will also include special recognition of previous alumni award recipients. 

Tickets are $100 per person . Table sponsorships are available for $1000 (10 seats).        
 Registration is now closed.  For more information, please contact Christina Simon, outreach event coordinator at 248-364-6134.

2012 Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Greggory R. Garrett, SECS ‘97
President, CGS Advisors LLC

 The Distinguished Alumni Service Award is Oakland’s highest alumni honor.  It recognizes peerless volunteer leadership in service to OU or its alumni association.

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Joel Frederiksen, MM ‘90
Operatic Soloist

Richard D. French, CAS ‘84
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, French/West/Vaughan

 The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award recognizes outstanding professional achievement or contribution to the community

Odyssey Award

Tamra Dukatz, MSN ‘93
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Beaumont Health System

 The Odyssey Award honors alumni whose lives exemplify Oakland University’s motto to “seek virtue and knowledge.”

Spirit Award

AnthonyThornton, CAS ’76 and Robert Thornton, CAS ‘77
Manager, Center for Work and Families at Lighthouse of Oakland County
Program Officer, The Skillman Foundation

The Spirit Award recognizes exemplary volunteer service to the university.

Alumni Community Service Award

Lynne Lombard, SHS ‘84
Physical Therapy Director, Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center

The Alumni Community Service Award recognizes distinctive service of a humanitarian nature or citizenship through community, public, or OU service activities.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

David McGhee, CAS ‘05
Program Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint

The Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated the worth of their education through their post-college achievements and, generally, have graduated within the last ten years.

Honorary Alumni Award

Gary C. Peters
U.S. Congressman

Joy Williams
Executive Events Consultant to the President (retired), Oakland University

The Honorary Alumni Awards are given to individuals who have not graduated from OU, but who have given outstanding service to the university.