Alumni Citations

The Alumni Citation is the highest honor bestowed upon a Denisonian.  The criteria for selection include professional accomplishment, service to one’s local community and service to Denison.  Since its inception in 1949, more than 500 distinguished alumni have been honored.

Nominations for the Citation may be submitted at any time, and awards traditionally are presented in one’s reunion year.  Awardees must be present at Reunion Weekend to receive the Citation.  For full consideration, nomination information should be submitted by August 1 prior to the class reunion.  A committee of the Alumni Council reviews the nominations, and the Board of Trustees approve the selection at the October board meeting.

Citations have also been awarded to five non-alumni. In 1961, a Citation was awarded to Dr. A. Blair Knapp, 14th President of Denison University, in recognition of the achievements of the first ten years of his administration. Upon their retirement in 1984, Citations were awarded to Dr. Robert C. Good and Mrs. Nancy Good in recognition of their distinguished service to Denison. Upon their retirement in 2013, Citations were awarded to Dr. Dale T. Knobel and Mrs. Tina J. Knobel in recognition of their distinguished service to Denison, Granville, Licking County, and the State of Ohio.

Current members of the Board of Trustees, Alumni Council, or the Denison Faculty are not eligible for consideration.

The 2017 honorees will be recognized publicly on Saturday, June 3, at 11 am during the Reunion Weekend Convocation.

Alumni Citation Nomination Form

2017 Honorees
Class YearHonoree
1988
George V. Russell
1986
Jeffrey A. Masten
1986
Anne M. Taylor
1967
A. Bestor Cram
1967
J. Donald Higgins
1967
Danielle Newberry Ripich
1963
Brenna Hafer Bry
1963
Emily Hauser King
Past Alumni Citation Recipients
Class YearRecipient
Friend of Denison
Nancy Good
Friend of Denison
Robert C. Good
Friend of Denison
Friend of Denison
Friend of Denison
A. Blair Knapp
2001
1995
1994
1994
1991
1990
1989
1989
1986
1985
1985
1984
1984
Sarah Lieber-Hale
1984
1983
Pamela L. Houston
1983
1982
1982
1982
1981
1981
1981
1980
1980
1979
1979
1979
Emily Underhill Luchetti
1979
1979
1978
1978
1978
1978
1978
1977
Charles N. Andreae III
1977
1977
1976
Lawrence J. Dark
1976
1976
1976
1976
1976
1976
1976
1975
1975
1975
1975
1975
1975
Robert W. Rahal
1975
1975
1975
1974
1974
1974
1974
Alemneh Dejene
1974
1974
1974
Robert C. Fuller
1974
1974
1974
1974
1973
1973
1972
1972
Sheila Parks Little
1972
1972
1971
Louise Walker Borden
1971
1971
Cynthia A. Jarvis
1971
1971
1971
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
David B. Waller
1969
Charles P. Henry
1969
1969
1969
Cem M. Kozlu
1969
Harry C. Niehoff
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
John H. Wyant IV
1967
1967
David A. Daberko
1967
1967
1967
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
Sara Jane Fritz
1966
John C. Hammock
1966
1966
1966
Ronald J. Rakowsky
1966
J. Bradford Tillson, Jr.
1966
1965
1965
Richard L. Boyer
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
Jonathan R. Reynolds
1965
Robert V. Wells
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
John D. Osmond III
1964
Kendall A. Smith
1964
Scott N. Whitlock
1964
Neal F. Zimmers, Jr.
1964
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1962
1962
1962
1962
Mark C. Dowie
1962
1962
Karen Williams Morse
1962
1962
David E. Reese
1962
Roy S. Rogers III
1962
C. John Schuck, Jr.
1962
1961
1961
Ronald S. Beard
1961
William T. Esrey
1961
1960
David H. Carnahan
1960
1960
1960
1960
1959
Gale Ronald Colwell
1959
1959
1959
1959
Robert M. Mason
1959
1959
Gustavo A. Parajon
1959
1959
David B. Swoap
1959
1958
1958
1958
Jon B. Boss
1958
David G. Brown
1958
1958
1958
1958
1957
Peter H. Armacost
1957
1957
1957
1957
1957
1957
1956
A. Jan Berlin
1956
1956
John T. Chain
1956
1956
Richard H. Hall
1956
Jane Cook McConnell
1956
Thekla Reese Shackelford
1956
1956
1956
David H. Bayley
1955
1955
1955
1955
Gerald E. Gilbert
1955
William T. McConnell
1955
Joyce Slayton Mitchell
1955
Alexander D. Nagy
1954
1954
James D. Cope
1954
1954
1954
F. Davis Maurer
1954
George H. Shorney
1954
1954
Jean Smith Wosinski
1953
1953
1953
Kathryn Goll Kirschbaum
1953
Jo Anne Johnson Trow
1953
John F. Wosinski
1952
Leland B. Cross, Jr.
1952
Frances Hardman Goodwin
1952
1952
Martha Shorts MacDonell
1952
Warren R. Sanborn
1952
1951
1951
1951
Franklin E. Cover
1951
Donald S. Deer
1951
Warren S. Henderson
1951
Albert M. Higley, Jr.
1951
1951
Robert H. Metz
1951
Thomas G. Reading
1951
Dona Basler Sutherin
1951
1951
Elmer A. Vastyan
1951
Donald R. Wilde
1950
1950
David Leslie Everhart
1950
L. James Gordon
1950
Leon C. Greene
1950
Robert L. Marquardt
1950
John E. McConnaughy, Jr.
1950
Edward G. Voss
1949
John S. Blashill
1949
1949
1949
1949
James N. Sutherin
1948
Richard A. Erney
1948
Hal R. Holbrook
1948
Antoinette Stornelli Shimer
1948
1947
Jean Brokaw Abell
1947
Norman B. Abell
1947
James B. Ashbrook
1947
1947
1947
1947
John C. Wright
1946
Richard C. Christian
1946
Madelyn Lockhart
1946
Mary Jane Oestmann
1946
Daniel H. Overmyer
1946
1946
1945
Donald F. Eschman
1945
1945
David O. Richards
1945
1944
Walter G. Alpaugh
1944
1944
Nancy Elizabeth Forsberg
1944
1944
1944
John Tyler Loehnert
1944
Miner Raymond III
1944
1943
Edgar W. Holtz
1943
John M. Kinney
1943
Philip E. LaMoreaux
1943
1943
Jeannette Marlow
1943
Philip Oxley
1943
Robert T. Patrick
1942
Robert R. Baumgartner
1942
Earl W. Brannon
1942
Charles S. Crawford
1942
1942
Robert L. Morlan
1942
Louise Shipman Richards
1942
Marjorie Jane Voltz
1941
Alfred J. Barran
1941
Reid A. Bryson
1941
1941
Donald R. Fitch
1941
Stanley S. Hanna
1941
Thomas E. Norpell
1941
Eleanor Pickrel Petersen
1941
Ira MauriceII Price
1941
Harriet Edith VanHorn
1941
Emma Lou Cheadle Worthington
1940
Helen F. Evans
1940
Betty Williams Lindstrom
1940
William J. Price
1940
Robert J. Wright
1939
1939
Edwin H. Cooper
1939
Donald L. Everhart
1939
Elinor Clark Horne
1939
Elizabeth Osmond Moshier
1938
Samuel D. Schaff
1938
Warren S. Sivertsen
1938
John G. Turnbull
1938
Robert W. Broughton
1938
William A. Cornell
1938
Elinor Eschman Dunham
1938
Carl A. Frazier
1938
Katherine Rhodes Johnston
1938
William D. Lewis
1938
Norman S. Nadel
1938
James C. Rieger
1937
Martha Grace Broughton
1937
Shirley Fitch Colthart
1937
Philip S. Lawrence
1937
James R. McCuskey
1937
Malcolm J. Moshier
1937
Edward M. Thiele
1937
Alice Stouffer Thurston
1936
Paul A. Collyer
1936
Richard F. Neuschel
1936
Hermann S. Rhu, Jr.
1936
Lucian C. Warren
1935
Robert W. Amos
1935
John S. Atwater
1935
Glenna Snapp Bissell
1935
1935
Wilbur C. Christians
1935
Richard C. Harman
1935
Wayne W. Hayes
1935
George H. Norton, Jr.
1935
John D. Osmond, Jr.
1935
Robert B. Taylor
1934
Charles D. Campbell
1934
Elizabeth Davies Carruth
1934
1934
Joshua E. Jensen
1934
Ruth Darrow Jensen
1934
Wilbur L. Lohrentz
1934
Mary Estey Nash
1934
Virginia Smith Neuschel
1934
Marguerite Oxley Selleck
1934
Dorothy Marks Thompson
1934
William E. Umbach
1933
Paul R. Cherney
1933
William G. Dildine
1933
James H. Humphrey
1933
1933
Roland F. Miller
1933
Robert O. Swain
1932
Donald G. Blackburn
1932
Carl M. Capen
1932
Frederick O. Detweiler
1932
Asbury P. Walker
1931
Ann Ruth Benjamin
1931
Herschel D. Carpenter
1931
Louise Eisele Collins
1931
Lyman S. Ford
1931
1931
William P. Randel
1930
Lawrence P. Biefeld
1930
Katherine Kaiser Moore
1930
E. Clark Morrow
1930
Joseph G. Nellis
1930
Pearl Lillian Rosser
1930
Clarence A. Shoop
1930
John C. Weaver
1929
Ralph W. Allen
1929
Millard F. Collins
1929
Mary Elizabeth Cowan
1929
Mitchell O. Gregory
1929
George D. Heaton
1929
Hartley C. Laycock, Jr.
1929
Stephen D. Tuttle
1929
Margaret Rhodehamel Volpitto
1928
Mary Louise Allen
1928
Charles E. Pierson
1928
1927
Beatrice Ewart Anderson
1927
Clifford M. Carey
1927
Eugene H. Hanhart
1927
Aldred A. Heckman
1927
Mary Elizabeth Price Hoeber
1927
Jack N. Meeks
1927
James A. Nicholson
1927
Ralph E. Pearson
1926
William H. Courtler
1926
Samuel S. Davis
1926
Alice McCann James
1926
Harold A. James
1926
Donald A. Leslie
1926
George R. Stibitz
1926
Herbert O. Waters
1925
Theodore J. Abernethy
1925
Charles E. Allen
1925
Alma Irene Chambers
1925
J. Lincoln Knapp
1925
Hugh G. Price
1925
Thomas A. Rogers
1925
Norman F. Smith
1925
Lucile Burdette Tuttle
1924
Lawrence E. Baldwin
1924
Floyd C. Bratt
1924
Ernest C. Brelsford
1924
Jeanette Albiez Davis
1924
William G. Mather, Jr.
1924
Donald E. Weaver
1924
1923
Richard B. Austin
1923
David A. Chambers
1923
Charles W. Deeds
1923
Theodore P. Gnagey
1923
Leonard D. Heaton
1923
Clyde E. Keeler
1923
Frank G. Keenen
1923
Paul R. Lyne
1923
Fred S. Poorman
1923
Alice Louise Randall
1923
William H. Rhoades
1922
August F. Jones
1922
Harriette McCann Roudebush
1921
Charles G. Ashbrook
1921
John W. Ehrle
1921
Harriet Livingston Mather
1921
Ford R. Weber
1921
Yu Tsune Chi
1920
Dana M. Albaugh
1920
Arthur T. Bawden
1920
Laura Craytor Boulton
1920
Mary Hazlett Buchanan
1920
Marion Gibbons Compton
1920
Erasmus G. Davis
1920
Grace Kussmaul Wakeman
1920
Elenore Johnson Weber
1919
Friend M. Cochran
1919
Olga Rummel Fry
1919
John W. Hundley
1919
William R. Kuhns
1919
Walter B. Lister
1919
James L. Putnam
1919
Frank W. Spencer
1919
Robert E. Wilkin
1918
Ralph D. Davies
1918
George W. Hazlett
1918
William F. Hufstader
1918
Alfred J. Johnson
1918
Gordon R. Lang
1918
Wayland Zwayer
1917
Clifford C. Sherburne
1916
Harold W. Emswiler
1916
George M. Lyon
1915
Leonard G. Howell
1915
John B. Long
1915
David E. Reese
1915
George M. Roudebush
1915
Henry S. Stout
1915
Arthur C. Wickenden
1914
Robert M. Collett
1914
Justin R. Hartzog
1913
William W. Holt
1913
Katherine Critchfield Hutson
1913
Howard W. Webb
1912
Ruth Mather
1912
Ivan R. Tannehill
1912
Homer E. Wickenden
1911
William P. Huffman
1911
Helen Grace McClelland
1910
Thurman F. Sowers
1910
Charles J. Stilwell
1909
Harry E. Rodgers
1908
Theodore S. Johnson
1908
Edward L. Stockdale
1907
William H. Cox
1907
Franklin G. Rue
1905
Marjorie Williams
1905
William H. Williams
1904
Frances D. Johnson
1903
Elmer M. Jones
1900
Clyde G. Conley
1896
William T. Bawden
1887
Arthur D. Eldridge

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