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Distinguished Alumni Awards

The 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)

a collection of photos of Irv Bieser
collection of photos of Dr. Barbara Blackmun
a collection of photos of Doug Hatfield
a collection of photos of Doug Payne
A collection of photos of Barbara Sanderson
A collection of photos of Charles and Ann Simms
A collection of photos of DeeDee Simpson
a collection of photos of don Williams


Every two years the OHS Alumni Association selects some of OHS’s finest and celebrates their accomplishments and contributions at the Distinguished Alumni Awards, a cocktail hour and awards banquet. 

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 fifteen (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:

  1. an outstanding leader in his/her field
  2. service to his/her community through local, state, national, or international organizations

To learn more about the nomination process, go to the Award Criteria page.  To review past recipients, go to the Recipients page.  To nominate, please print the Nomination Form.  You will find the award 


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OHS Alumni Association
20 Rubicon Road
Oakwood, OH 45409