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Homecoming Gala

The University of Toledo 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. 

In 2021, we honored 16 distinguished graduates. We presented the Gold T, Daniel J. Saevig Blue T and Edward H. Schmidt Outstanding Young Alum awards, Special Recognition Blue T and Gold T, as well as honored distinguished graduates from each of UToledo'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 Daniel J. Saevig Blue T is awarded in recognition of an individual's outstanding service to the UToledo 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 alumnus under the age of 40 in recognition of outstanding achievement in his or her field of endeavor.

This year, we also presented our Special Recognition Blue T and Gold T award. This award is in recognition of outstanding professional achievements and service to the community.

If you were unable to join us for the 2021 Homecoming Gala, please click here to view the Gala on demand.

We introduce you to the 2020/2021 Distinguished Award recipients!

2020 Homecoming Awardees

WakefieldGold T Award

Dr. Thomas Wakefield '75, '78

UrrutiaDaniel J. Saevig Blue T Award

Mark Urrutia '88

BardenEdward H. Schmidt Outstanding Young Alum Award

Tom Burden '14

David SaevigSpecial Recognition Blue T and Gold T Award

Daniel Saevig ’84, ‘89

KuhlmanCollege of Arts and Letters Distinguished Alumni Award

Jeff Kuhlman '84

SmithJohn B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation distinguished Alumni Award

James Smith '81

WhitneyCollege of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award

Robin Whitney '86

HardingCollege of Health and Human Services Distinguished Alumni Award

Catina Harding '02, '08


Judith Herb College of Education Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Sammy Spann '09


College of Law Distinguished Alumni Award

Olatunji Abayomi '79


College of Medicine and Life Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Cynthia Tracy '79


College of natural sciences and mathematics distinguished alumni award

Dr. Ibraheem Badejo '89


College of Nursing distinguished alumni award

Dr. Debi Sampsel '80, '81, '85


College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award

Tom Kennedy '81


Jesup Scott Honors College James K. Larson Distinguished Achievement Award

Doug Rammel '90


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Michael Price '86, '88

Last Updated: 10/10/21