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, 508 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 15 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 also have been awarded to five non-alumni. In 1961, a Citation was awarded to Dr. Blair Knapp, Denison’s 14th president, in recognition of the achievements of the first 10 years of his administration. Upon their retirement in 1984, Citations were awarded to President Bob Good and Nancy Good in recognition of their distinguished service to Denison. Likewise, following their retirement in 2013, Citations were awarded to President Dale Knobel and Tina Knobel in honor of their esteemed contributions to Denison, Granville, Licking County, and the state of Ohio.

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

The 2018 Alumni Citation Recipients were:

Anne Powell Riley ’53
Virginia Mae Coombs ’68
James R. Gordon ’68
Jeanne Swickard Hoffman ’68
James L. Quarles III ’68
Marnie Kenner Sarver ’68
Mark F. Dalton ’72
Ro Nita B. Hawes-Saunders ’73
Barbara Jack Strickland ’74
Steven O. Denne ’78

These honorees were recognized publicly during the 2018 Reunion Weekend Convocation on June 2 in Swasey Chapel.

Alumni Citation Nomination Form

Past Alumni Citation Recipients
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Harry E. Rodgers
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Thomas H. Wickenden
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Ivan R. Tannehill
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John B. Long
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Laura Cornelia Harris
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Edward M. Taylor
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Charles G. Ashbrook
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Clyde E. Keeler
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Charles E. Allen
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Hugh G. Price
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Herbert O. Waters
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Ralph E. Pearson
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Nancy Good
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Robert C. Good
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