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Alumni awards submissions

Do you know an alumnus or an alumna who is an outstanding example of what it means to be a Duck? Somebody who has gone above and beyond in the community, and who deserves recognition for their work? If so, nominate them for one of our alumni awards, to ensure they get the recognition they deserve.

UOAA Distinguished Alumni Award
This is the highest award of distinction for UO alumni. This award is bestowed upon UO alumni who have served the nation, state, or university, or who have distinguished themselves by personal endeavor. Past recipients include 1956 Nobel Prize winner Walter Brattain, MA ’26; legendary track coach and NIKE cofounder Bill Bowerman, BS ’34, MEd ’53; NIKE cofounder Phil Knight, BBA ’59; film producer and cofounder of Merchant Ivory Productions James Ivory, BA ’51; author and counterculture figure Ken Kesey, BS ’57; and legendary politician Edith Green, BS ’40, who introduced the bills that led to the Equal Pay Act and Title IX. If you would like to nominate an alumnus or alumna for this prestigious award, please submit nominations online.


Outstanding Young Alumni Award
This distinction recognizes the achievement of young alumni who have achieved significant professional, service, or personal accomplishments within fifteen years of graduation. Eligible candidates cannot be older than forty-one. Past recipients include US Senator Ron Wyden, JD ’74; pioneering polar explorer Ann Bancroft ’81; television personality Ann Curry ’78; and Paralympian Tiana Tozer ’90. If you would like to nominate an alumnus or alumna for this prestigious award, please submit nominations online.


Jeanne Johnson Alumni Service Award
This award is named after Jeanne Johnson, who dedicated years of her life to serving the UOAA in a number of roles. Her service laid the foundation for the UOAA to expand by helping more alumni strengthen their relationships with each other and the UO. This award recognizes individuals who, like Jeanne Johnson, have gone above and beyond in dedicating extraordinary service to the UO Alumni Association organization. Past recipients include Len Casanova, Teresa Giustina, MS ’86; Corey duBrowa, BA ’88; and Cheryl Ramberg Ford.