The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Honor our 2021 Alumni Award Winners
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Honor our 2021 Alumni Award Winners

Don’t miss this inspirational evening!

Please join us for the 63rd annual Alumni Awards Ceremony, hosted by The Ohio State University Alumni Association Board of Directors. This interactive virtual event will allow you to celebrate our 2021 honorees, listed below — and will bring campus to you wherever you happen to be around the globe.

Thursday, October 7

7 p.m. EDT


This ceremony is free and open to all but registration is required.


You may register online, by emailing, or by calling the alumni association at 800-762-5646. We will send the link to the livestream two days prior to the ceremony.

2021 Alumni Awards Honorees

Alumni Medalist Award

Sally J. Rockey, PhD Columbia, MD
BS, Zoology, 1980; MS, Entomology, 1982; PhD, Entomology, 1985

Archie M. Griffin Professional Achievement Award

Heather Hampel, Lewis Center, OH
BS, Molecular Genetics, 1993

Dan L. Heinlen Award

David M. Emerling, Keego Harbor, MI
BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1981

Diversity Champion Award
Lisa M. Coleman, PhD New York, NY
MA, African American and African Studies, 1994; MA, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, 1994

E. Gordon Gee Spirit of Ohio State Award
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Frontline Workers

Josephine Sitterle Failer Award
Suzanne M. Scharer, Salt Lake City, UT
BSBA, Marketing, 2006

Ralph Davenport Mershon Award
Scott A. Gale, PhD Sagamore Hills, OH
BA, International Studies, 1990|

Robert M. Duncan Alumni Citizenship Award
Jane L. Jacquemin-Clark, Columbus, OH
MA, Education, 1985

William Oxley Thompson Alumni Award
Kunal S. Parikh, PhD Baltimore, MD
BS, Chemical Engineering, 2012


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