Distinguished Achievement Medal

About the 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.
Nominate someone for the Distinguished Achievement Medal

 

Past Recipients

2017 Lynn Good ’81
2016 Mike "Doc" Emrick M.A. ’69
2015 Ron Harper '86
2013 Myron “Mike” Macechko ’65
Michael Oxley ’66
2012 Robert Essner ’69
2011 Richard Wilson '81
2009 Diane Perlmutter ‘67
2008 Mike Armstrong '61
2007 Roger Howe '57
2006 Matthew Yuricich '50
2005 Richard T. Farmer '56
2004 Marilyn Hughes Gaston '60
Medicine
2001 Wayne R. Embry '58
Professional Basketball
2000 General Joseph W. Ralston '65
Military
1999 Carol Clark Johnson '50
Professional Golf
1998 Robert O. Greer, Jr. '65
Medicine
1997 Charles S. Mechem, Jr. '52
Business and Civic Leadership
1996 Richard L. Tolliver '67
Social Science
1995 William M. Isacc '66
Business and Finance
1994 Rita Frances Dove '73
Poetry and Literature
1993 John G. Smale '49
Business
1992 John E. Dolibois '42
Higher Education and Diplomacy
1991 Wilbur C. "Weeb" Ewbank '28
Professional Football
Ernest H. Volwiler '14
Business and Chemistry
1990 Joan Metcalf Schaefer '43
Higher Education and Student Affairs
Glenn E. "Bo" Schembechler '51
Higher Education and Intercollegiate Athletics
1989 Arthur H. Robinson '36
Cartography
Robert C. Atchley '61
Gerontology
1988 Ira H. Berkow '63
Journalism
1987 Mildred Murstein Seltzer '42
Humanity
1986 James T. Demetrion '52
Fine Arts
1985 Donald H. Trautlein '50
Business