The Biology & Chemistry Alumnus of the Year Award

All Biology and Chemistry alumni are invited to submit a nomination. This is an opportunity to recognize peers who have achieved great things in the fields of biology, chemistry, medicine and related areas and in so doing, have made special contributions to the continuing growth and success of the Biology and Chemistry Department.

If you nominated an individual previously who was not selected as a recipient of the Alumnus of the Year award, please feel free to resubmit that nomination. The Council has discussed making multiple category awards along the lines of those utilized by the ORU Alumni Association. Should enough nominations continue to be submitted, this is something that may be implemented.

Please complete and submit the form below no later than March 15, 2017. This will allow time for the selection committee to carefully and prayerfully select the successful candidate and notify this individual in order that he or she may make arrangements to attend graduation ceremonies when this award will be presented.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact:

Steve Ogden, Class of 1974
Chair, Biology and Chemistry Alumni Council 

Criteria and Procedures for Selection of the ORU Biology & Chemistry Alumnus of the Year

The nominees for the ORU Biology & Chemistry Alumnus of the Year should be those individuals who have gone forth from their ORU days into the world in such a manner that has demonstrated achievement in their field of work and that has served to bring recognition and honor to ORU, as well as glory to God.

Nomination applications will be accepted this year (2017) through March 15. In addition to the application form, the application packet may include support material such as testimonials, letters of recommendation, newspaper or magazine article copies or reprints, etc. Subsequent to the nomination deadline, the applications will be distributed to the selection committee, consisting of both alumni and faculty representatives, for selection of the Alumnus of the Year. The selection deadline will provide sufficient time to notify the Alumnus of the Year recipient and to enable this individual to make travel plans to attend the Hooding Ceremony.

A nominee should have achieved or accomplished one or more of the following:

  • Distinctive/significant accomplishments in their chosen field of employment, their community service activities and/or their role in advancing the kingdom of God through their involvement in the church and supportive organizations
  • Continued and active support of ORU and the Biology and Chemistry Department through donation of their time and/or finances
  • Ongoing participation in various ORU alumni activities including the Biology & Chemistry Alumni Council

Use this form to submit your nomination: