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 2018 Alumni Citation Recipients are: Anne Powell Riley ’53, Ginny Coombs ’68, James Gordon ’68, Jeanne Hoffman ’68, James Quarles ’68, Marnie Sarver ’68, Mark Dalton ’72, Ro Nita Hawes-Saunders ’73, Barbara Strickland ’74, and Steven Denne ’78.

The 2018 honorees will be recognized publicly on Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m. during the Reunion Weekend Convocation.

Alumni Citation Nomination Form

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
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Jean Smith Wosinski
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Donald B. Shackelford
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John F. Wosinski
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Warren S. Henderson
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Richard A. Erney
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Nancy Elizabeth Forsberg
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Alfred J. Barran
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Reid A. Bryson
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Donald R. Fitch
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Stanley S. Hanna
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Ira Maurice Price II
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Emma Lou Cheadle Worthington
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Edwin H. Cooper
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Warren S. Sivertsen
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Martha Grace Broughton
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Philip S. Lawrence
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Malcolm J. Moshier
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Wilbur C. Christians
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John D. Osmond Jr.
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Robert B. Taylor
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William E. Umbach
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Carl M. Capen
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Herschel D. Carpenter
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Clarence A. Shoop
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Millard F. Collins
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Mitchell O. Gregory
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Stephen D. Tuttle
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Ralph E. Pearson
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Samuel S. Davis
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Alice McCann James
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Harold A. James
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George R. Stibitz
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Herbert O. Waters
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Charles E. Allen
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Hugh G. Price
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Norman F. Smith
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Lawrence E. Baldwin
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Donald E. Weaver
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David A. Chambers
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Leonard D. Heaton
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Clyde E. Keeler
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Alice Louisa Randall
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August F. Jones
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Charles G. Ashbrook
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Harriet Livingston Mather
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Tsune-chi Yu
1920
Dana M. Albaugh
1920
Arthur T. Bawden
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Laura Craytor Boulton
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Mary Hazlett Buchanan
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Marion Gibbons Compton
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Erasmus G. Davis
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Grace Kussmaul Wakeman
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Friend M. Cochran
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Olga Rummel Fry
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John W. Hundley
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William R. Kuhns
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Walter B. Lister
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Frank W. Spencer
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James L. Putnam
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Ralph D. Davies
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Frank W. Edwards
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George W. Hazlett
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William F. Hufstader
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Alfred J. Johnson
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Clifford B. Marshall
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John M. Martin
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Philip L. Rhodes
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George H. Shorney
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Wayland Zwayer
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Mary Vashti Jones Funk
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Clifford C. Sherburne
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Clyde S. Adams
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John L. Bjelke
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Harold W. Emswiler
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Laura Cornelia Harris
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George M. Lyon
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Edward M. Taylor
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Helen Olney
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Paul F. Clark
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John B. Long
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David E. Reese
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Hazel Bolin Solhaug
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Henry S. Stout
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Arthur C. Wickenden
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Robert M. Collett
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Justin R. Hartzog
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Katherine Critchfield Hutson
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Ivan R. Tannehill
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Dexter J. Tight
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Homer E. Wickenden
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David E. Woods
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Helen Grace McClelland
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Thurman F. Sowers
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Charles J. Stilwell
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Thomas H. Wickenden
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Harry E. Rodgers
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Joseph K. Gannett
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Theodore S. Johnson
1908
Edward L. Stockdale
1907
William H. Cox
1907
Frank M. Robbins
1907
Franklin G. Rue
1905
Marjorie Williams
1905
William H. Williams
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Elmer M. Jones
1900
Clyde G. Conley
1896
William T. Bawden
1887
Arthur D. Eldridge

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