Polar Bear Pride!
Ohio Northern University is extremely proud of its alumni! Below is a listing of the honors and awards from the different colleges and the university as a whole that strives to recognize our alumni and their many accomplishments as well as their continued dedication and service to Ohio Northern. To learn more or for nominations, click on the award links.
Distinguished Alumni Award
The highest university award bestowed by the Alumni Association. The Alumni Association of Ohio Northern awards up to five individuals the Distinguished Alumni Award annually and honors the recipients at a dinner during Alumni Weekend. Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award may be graduates or non-graduates, and are chosen based on criteria established by the Alumni Association.
Athletics Hall of Fame
The highest athletic award bestowed by the university. The purpose of the Athletics Hall of Fame is to recognize Ohio Northern University men and women who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics by virtue of their performance on athletic teams representing the University, or by meritorious efforts on behalf of athletics either as an undergraduate or in years after leaving the University.
The William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award, established on May 29, 2004, was created to honor and recognize 45 years of influencing Ohio Northern University students and to ensure that this legacy continues throughout the next 45 years. The Alumni Association of Ohio Northern University awards the William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award to an alumna/alumnus who graduated within the last fifteen years from Ohio Northern University and who demonstrates passion and loyalty toward their profession, community, and alma mater.
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