Distinguished Alumni Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards. We look forward to celebrating another outstanding group Sept. 30, 2021 at NCR Country Club.
The Distinguished Alumni Award celebrates alumni who have made significant accomplishments in their careers or dedicated themselves to service while maintaining high standards in personal integrity and character. Individuals must have graduated more than 15 years ago. This year, we will accept nominees from classes 2006 and before. While the award has frequently been awarded to individuals approaching, or at the end of the careers, we hope to recognize alumni who are achieving greatness at every stage of their careers and lives. Please consider nominating an OHS alum! Nominations are due June 1.
Oakwood Alumni Association recognized nine alumni members at the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. Please read the wonderful accomplishments of these Oakwood graduates on the Recipients page.
This year's recipients are:
Irvin G. Bieser ('59)
Dr. Barbara Winston Blackmun ('45)
Dale Hatfield ('56)
Dr. Douglas Payne ('58)
Barbara Mokrzycki Sanderson (‘64)
Anne (Harlamert) Simms ('52)
Charles Simms ('50)
Diane "DeeDee" Granzow Simpson ('73)
Don Williams ('48)
Every two years the OHS Alumni Association selects some of OHS’s finest and celebrates their accomplishments and contributions at the Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Recognition as a distinguished alumnus shall be limited to those individuals, living or deceased, who have attended and/or graduated from Oakwood High School no fewer than 15 years previous to the nomination and have made significant accomplishments in one or both of the following areas while maintaining high standards in personal integrity and character:
- Outstanding leader in his/her field
- Service to his/her community through local, state, national, or international organizations