Thank you for your interest in nominating an individual for our Distinguished Alumni Award.
This prestigious, annual award honors a select few alumni who have become world class ambassadors of the University of Central Oklahoma.
Award recipients have achieved distinctive and notable accomplishments in at least one of three categories:
Distinguished alumni in this category are recognized for their accomplishments in their chosen profession.
Criteria for measuring achievements includes:
Recognized leadership qualities
Impact on and success in the field
Dedication to field (includes volunteering, educational outreach, etc.)
Recognition within the field
Length of professional service
Publications, research, etc. within the field (if applicable)
This category honors alumni whose voluntary leadership, dedication and contribution of time, effort and enthusiasm improve the quality of life in their neighborhood, community, city, state or nation. The accomplishments in community service are especially enduring in value because their work results from personal commitment rather than a desire for personal gain.
Alumni honored in this category have a true devotion to UCO, a lasting love for the university, as demonstrated through a substantial contribution of time and resources.
1. Persons making nominations must submit a formal nomination form, either online or via mail.
2. A detailed biographical history or resume of no more than two pages is not required, but strongly recommended.
3. All persons named as Distinguished Alumni Award winners are required to attend the Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon during Homecoming week.
A printable PDF is available for this form and may be submitted by mail to:
University of Central Oklahoma Alumni Association
Attn: Megan Gatlin
100 N. University Drive
Edmond, OK 73034
Please note, current UCO employees and award committee members and their immediate family are not eligible for this award.