Alumni Awards Banquet
Friday, October 25, 2013
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner and Program
Oakland Center Banquet Rooms
Join Oakland University alumni and friends at the 19th 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).
Assistant Director of Executive Events
The 2013 Alumni Awards recipients are listed below.
Distinguished Alumni Service Award
Bernard Kent, CAS '71
Financial Advisor, JD CPA PFS
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
Dr. Joseph A. Helpern, CAS '88
Professor and Vice Chair for Research in Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina
Michael Kenny, CAS '77
Partner, Alston and Bird, LLC
The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award recognizes outstanding professional achievement or contribution to the community.
Jeffrey Frankowiak, SEHS '04, '07, '12
Principal, Waterford Kettering High School
The Odyssey Award honors alumni whose lives exemplify Oakland University’s motto to “seek virtue and knowledge.”
Thomas Mittelbrun, III, SBA '88
Benefits Director, National Electrical Contractors Association
The Spirit Award recognizes exemplary volunteer service to the university.
Alumni Community Service Award
Judith Hoppin, SEHS '78
Volunteer, Adult Career Counseling Center, Oakland University
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
Alexis Collins, CAS '05
Dance Educator, Detroit Country Day School
Rick Williams, SBA '06
Co-owner, Burn Rubber Shoes and Founder and Creative Director, The Distinct Life
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
Dr. Judith Brown
Distinguished Professor Emerita of Anthropology, 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.