Nominate An Alumna/us

Do you know someone amazing and worthy of recognition? We would love to hear from you!  Both the Moritz College of Law and The Ohio State Alumni Association offer awards that recognize professional and personal achievement as well as service to the community, students and the university.  Nominations are accepted year-round.  Please take a few moments to nominate your hardworking colleagues.  They can inspire us all to make a difference.

The form for the Moritz College of Law Awards is available here.

The link to The Ohio State Alumni Association Awards is  here.

The Moritz College of Law Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumna/us Award

Given annually to a Moritz Law graduate for exceptional achievement or outstanding service to the college or community. The award is presented by the Moritz College of Law Alumni Society.

Outstanding Recent Alumna/us Award

Granted to an individual who has graduated from Moritz Law within the past 10 years whose accomplishments exemplify outstanding professionalism or loyalty to the college community. The award is presented by the Moritz College of Law Alumni Society.

William K. Thomas Distinguished Jurist Award

Awarded to a current or former judge who has graduated from the college and whose personal integrity and commitment to fairness, freedom, and equality exemplify the highest ideals of the judicial system. The award is presented by the Moritz College of Law Alumni Society.

Community Service Award

Presented to the Moritz Law graduate who has volunteered significant and sustained time and expertise to assist a local, state, national, or international humanitarian organization. The award is presented by the Moritz College of Law Alumni Society.

George V. Voinovich Public Service Award

Awarded to an alumna/us whose public interest career exemplifies a commitment to promote and provide access to the legal system. Examples of public interest organizations include, but are not limited to, legal aid, legal services, civil liberties, pro bono representation, or volunteer lawyer projects. The award is presented by the Moritz College of Law Alumni Society.

The Ohio State University Alumni Association Awards

Alumni Medalist Award

The highest honor afforded by The Ohio State University Alumni Association. It’s presented to alumni who have gained national or international distinction in their chosen field or profession — those advocates who have brought extraordinary credit to the university and significant benefit to humankind.

Archie M. Griffin Professional Achievement Award

Presented to alumni who have superb records of career accomplishments and made outstanding professional contributions.

Dan L. Heinlen Award

Awarded to those who have realized outstanding achievements advocating on behalf of Ohio State with one or more of its important audiences. It recognizes accomplishments ranging from student and faculty recruitment to advocacy with elected officials and thought leaders.

Diversity Champion Award

Granted to alumni who have made a significant and sustained contribution that fosters diversity and inclusion in their broader communities and/or organizations. The recipient will recognize and respect the value of individual differences, such as with race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran or military service status, gender identity, economic status, political belief, marital status or social background.

Josephine Sitterle Failer Award

Presented to those whose volunteerism has enhanced the quality of student life at the university.

Ralph Davenport Mershon Alumni Award

Presented to alumni who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to The Ohio State University.

Robert M. Duncan Alumni Citizenship Award

Given to alumni who have distinguished themselves through service to humanity and who best exemplify the university’s motto, “Education for Citizenship.” Nominees will have performed significant voluntary service to their communities beyond the call of business or professional duty.

William Oxley Thompson Alumni Award

Awarded to young alumni who have demonstrated notable achievement through a career, civic involvement or both. Nominees must not reach their 36th birthday during the year in which the award is given.