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Distinguished Alumni

Outstanding graduates from every college at The University of Toledo are recognized annually at the UT Alumni Association’s Homecoming Gala. Held the Friday evening of Homecoming weekend in the Student Union Auditorium, the Gala also honors the UT Alumni Association’s Gold T, Blue T and Edward H. Schmidt Outstanding Young Alum award recipients.

2017 Homecoming Awardees

The University of Toledo Alumni Association recognized 15 outstanding graduates at the Homecoming Gala on Friday, October 6 in the Lancelot Thompson Student Union Auditorium. The awards honored the 2017 distinguished graduates from each of the University of Toledo’s 12 degree-awarding colleges, as well as the recipients of the Gold T, Blue T and Edward H. Schmidt Outstanding Young Alum awards.

Photo of Dr. Julian Kim

Gold T Award

Dr. Julian Kim '86

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Photo of Nancy Miller

Blue T Award

The Hon. Nancy Miller
'77, ‘77, ‘79, ‘88

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Photo of Dr. Michelle Carey

Edward H. Schmidt Outstanding Young Alum Award

Dr. Michelle Carey ‘11, ‘13

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Photo of Dr. Nancy Preis

College of Arts and Letters Outstanding Alumni Award

Dr. Nancy Preis '71, ‘74

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Photo of Gary Thieman

College of Business and Innovation Outstanding Alumnus Award

Gary Thieman ‘71

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Photo of Dr. Susan Abu-Absi

College of Engineering Distinguished Alumna Award

Dr. Susan Abu-Absi ’96

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Photo of Dawn M. Buskey

College of Health and Human Services Outstanding Alumna Award

Dawn M. Buskey ‘88

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Photo of Jose D. Padillo

Judith Herb College of Education Outstanding Alumnus Award

José D. Padilla, J.D. ‘80

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Photo of Roderick Kennedy

College of Law Distinguished Alumnus Award

The Hon. Roderick Kennedy ‘80

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Photo of Samir Khleif

College of Medicine and Life Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award

Dr. Samir Khleif ‘90

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Photo of Dr. Louanne Stratton

College of Nursing Outstanding Alumna Award

Dr. Louanne Stratton ‘76, ‘80, ‘85

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Photo of Dr. Leon McDougle

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Outstanding Alumnus Award

Dr. Leon McDougle ‘85

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Photo of Dr. Albert Wright Jr.

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Albert Wright Jr. ‘96

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Photo of Gene Zmuda

Jesup Scott Honors College James K. Larson Distinguished Achievement Award

The Hon. Gene Zmuda ‘81, ‘84

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Photo of Dr. Albert Wright Jr.

University College Outstanding Alumnus Award

Dr. Daniel C. Smith ‘80, ‘82

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Past Recipients

2017
Abu-Absi, Dr. Susan, '96
Buskey, Dawn M., '88
Dr. Carey, Michelle, '11, '13
Kennedy, The Hon. Roderick, '80
Khleif, Dr. Samir, '90
Kim, Dr. Julian, '86
McDougle, Dr. Leon, '85
Miller, The Hon. Nancy, '77, '77, '79, '88
Padilla, J.D., Jose D. '80
Preis, Dr. Nancy, '71, '74
Smith, Dr. Daniel C.
Stratton, Dr. Louanne, '76, '80, '85
Thieman, Gary, '71
Wright Jr., Dr. Albert, '96
Zmuda, The Hon. Gene, '81, '84

2016
Abaza, Ronney, '06
Binder, Capt. Michelle, '11
Bleile, Robert A., '04, '10
Calhoun-McDavid, Essie, '70
Carroll, William, '69
Fleming, Carrie, '93, '95
Hahn, Theodore T., '65, '67
Marteel-Parrish, Dr. Anne, '03
Marx, Carol Seubert, '76
Miller, Eric, '05
Mirtallo, Jay, '76
Schnipke, Dr. Rita, '78, '79
Speyer, Sharon, '85
Williamson, Dr. Celia, '83, '88
Winters, Brian '81 and Laurie '81, '89

2015
Adams, Alex, ’07, ’09
Boyce, The Hon. Kevin, ’95
Durant, Dr. Romules, ’98, ’02, ’07
Ferkovic, Thomas, ’79
Guitteau, Tom, ’63, ’73
Kohl, Dr. John, ’67, ’69
Kolbe, Dr. Lloyd, ’75, ’78
Paat, Dr. Richard, ’86
Packard, Charles, ’67, ’68
Pettee, Joseph, ’80
Pinsky, Dr. David, ’81
Rubini, The Hon. Julie, ’13
Shyne, Dr. Rickey, ’88, ’98
Sloane, Dr. Philip, ’75
Tavel, Michael, ’85, ’85
Thomas, James D., ’87
Webster, Dr. Jerome, '92, '02

2014
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Collins, D. Michael, '75, '98
Hancock, Paul, '70
Hanley, Kathleen, '78, '84
Kozy, Dr. Mallie, '93, '01
Krol, Dr. David, '90
Lapp, James '73, '74
Lapp, Nancy, '74, '77

McClelland, Dr. Nina, '51, '63
McCormack Brown, Dr. Kelli, '82, '84
McDougle, Dr. Larry, '71
Monich, Melissa, '84
Reed, Dr. Ann, '84
Shaffer, Charlotte, '48
Snyder, Dr. Timothy, '81, '81, '83
Tran, Benjamin, '05
Waniewski, Tom, '78
Wisler, Jerry, '79, '84
Zake, Dr. Susan, '82, '97

2013
"Fair Toledo" UT Alma Mater
Antonini, Marion, '52
Ballard, Phoebe, '00, '06
Bassler, Sara, '03, '04, '07
Bates, Julia, '76
Bazeley, Dr. Stephen, '74
Bowie, Craig, '81
Burkhart, Heidi, '02
Cavanaugh, Steven, '92
Engle, Dr. Jennifer, '98
Fedor, The Hon. Teresa M., '83
Hanf, Michael, '95
Howell, Dr. Steve, '82
Hogan, Barbara, '80, '82
Longenecker, Dr. Clinton O., '77, '78
Molenda, Linda, '86, '88
Reed, Kathleen, '85, '88, '93
Samborn, Randall, '82
Seibert, Dr. Karen, '84
Shehab, Nadine, '00, '02
Smith, Gary, '72
Steers, Dr. William, '80
Stockwell, Sara, '07, '09
Syleymanov, Elin, '94
Walsh, John, '88
Warner, Don, '76
Weaver, Dr. Michael, '85, '90
Yosses, William, '74

Last Updated: 10/18/17