Alumni Awards

Annually the Alumni Association recognizes alumni, faculty/staff and friends of Miami for the contributions they make to the University, their community and society as a whole.

A gala dinner is held in their honor in May.

2017 Alumni Association Annual Awards Dinner 
May 5, 2017



18 of the Last 9 Young Alumni Award - 18 of the Last 9 aims to recognize 18 outstanding young alumni who have graduated in the last nine years, bring them back to campus in the fall, and connect them with students, staff, and faculty.

A.K. Morris Award - Established in 1956, the A.K. Morris Award is named for a Miami alumnus and staff member who went beyond the call of his duties as an assistant to Miami’s President in service to the Alumni Association. 

Bishop Medal - Established in 1936, the Bishop Medal is named in honor of Robert Hamilton Bishop, Miami’s first president. It is given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in service to fellow human beings.

Dave Roberts Award - Created by the Division of University Advancement in 1995, the Dave Roberts Award recognizes a Miami faculty/staff member who consistently goes beyond the call of duty in service to the division. 

Distinguished Achievement Medal - Awarded for the first time in 1985, this medal is reserved for the alumna or alumnus who has reached the pinnacle in a field of endeavor.

Effective Educator Award - Since 1983, the Alumni Association has recognized one nominee with the Effective Educator Award.

H. Kenneth Gambee Young Alumni Award - Named to honor an alumnus who took a special interest in young people, the Gambee award recognizes those alumni who have provided exemplary service to the Alumni Association within ten years of graduation.

Honorary Alumni Award - Established in 1958, Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Miami University Alumni Association is awarded to those individuals who serve Miami and the Alumni Association as loyally as alumni.

John E. Dolibois Award - Previously called the Alumni Award, this honor has been presented since 1947 for continuous and meritorious service, named in 1984 for Ambassador John E. Dolibois ’42, Miami’s first full-time alumni professional.