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The UT community celebrates outstanding alumni at the 2017 Homecoming Gala.


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Homecoming Gala

The UT Alumni Association's annual Homecoming Gala is a chance for us to thank and honor our alumni who make an impact every day in communities across the country and the world. The gala is held the Friday evening of Homecoming weekend in the Lancelot Thompson Student Union Auditorium.

Each year we honor 15 outstanding graduates. We present the Gold T, Blue T and Edward H. Schmidt Outstanding Young Alum awards, as well as honor distinguished graduates from each of UT's 12 colleges.

The Gold T is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to his or her field of endeavor and has been of service to the University, community or nation. The Blue T is awarded in recognition of an individual's outstanding service to the UT Alumni Association and the University through committee and community involvement.

In memory of Edward H. Schmidt, the Outstanding Young Alum Award is presented to an alum under the age of 35 in recognition of outstanding achievement in his or her field of endeavor.

A list of past Gold T, Blue T and Edward H. Schmidt Outstanding Young Alum award recipients is available below.

Past Award Recipients

2017 Homecoming Awardees

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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Past Recipients

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

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

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

"Fair Toledo" UT Alma Mater
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

"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

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Last Updated: 4/18/18