College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Presented to a graduate of UToledo's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics who has demonstrated distinction in their professional life. These alumni are recognized at UToledo's Annual Homecoming Gala.

2021-2022 Distinguished Alum

Ibraheem Badejo

Ibraheem Badejo, Ph.D.

Ph.D. '89, Chemistry

Senior Director, New Ventures


2019-2020 Distinguished Alum

Ashley Fernandes

Dr. Ashley Fernandes, M.D.

B.A. '94, Biology and Philosophy

Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine;


2018-2019 Distinguished Alum

Fred Espenak

Fred Espenak ("Mr. Eclipse")

M.S. '76, Physics

Astrophysicist, retired
Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
UToledo Alumni Homecoming Gala Video, "Mr. Eclipse", 2018-2019


2017-2018 Distinguished Alum

Leon McDougle

Dr. Leon McDougle, M.D., M.P.H.

B.A. '85, Biology

Family Physician; Professor of Family Medicine; Chief Diversity Officer


2016-2017 Distinguished Alum

Anne Marteel-Parrish

Anne E. Marteel-Parrish, Ph.D.

Ph.D. '03, Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry; Inaugural Frank J. Creegan Chair in Green Chemistry 
Washington College
UToledo Alumni Homecoming Gala Video, Dr. Marteel-Parrish, 2016-2017


2015-2016 Distinguished Alum

John Kohl

John L. Kohl, Ph.D.

M.S. '66 and Ph.D. '69, Physics

Solar Astrophysicist, retired


2014-2015 Distinguished Alum

Timothy Law Snyder

Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.

B.S. '81 and M.S. '83, Mathematics

Loyola Marymount University

UToledo Alumni Homecoming Gala Video, Dr. Snyder, 2014-2015


2013-2014 Distinguished Alum

Steve Howell

Steve B. Howell, Ph.D.

M.S. '82, Physics

Space Science Division Chief


2012-2013 Distinguished Alum

Kenneth Shea

Kenneth Shea, Ph.D.

B.S. '66 and M.S. '68, Chemistry

Professor, Chemistry
UC Irvine, School of Physical Sciences, Department of Chemistry
UToledo Alumni Homecoming Gala Video, Dr. Shea, 2012-2013


2011-2012 Distinguished Alum

Joel Mayerson

Joel L. Mayerson, M.D.

B.S. '90, Biology

Orthopaedic Oncologist



Last Updated: 6/21/22