Awards & Recognition

After graduation, Rio alumni head out into the world to make a difference — in their fields, in their communities and in the lives of others. The University is pleased to honor their achievements with a variety of awards.

Deadline for all awards is Feb. 1 of each year.
 


2019 ALUMNI AWARDS
 

·       DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

Created in 1967, the Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor the University bestows upon a graduate. This award has been presented to the most prestigious graduates of Rio Grande for their professional achievements, contributions to society, and support of the University.

·       DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD (formally URG Alumni Award)

This award, established in 1967, is given for meritorious service to the University or to the Alumni Association. Achievements of individuals working on behalf of the University through service in alumni programs, advisory committees, or through efforts made to ensure the welfare of the institution.

·       ATWOOD ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Established in 1970, this award is presented to alumni for personal achievement reflecting credit upon the University, including professional or civic accomplishments, and who have an interest in promoting the ideals and objectives of the institution.

·       THE RISING STAR AWARD

Created in 2019, the Rising Star Award recognizes professional achievement or creative leadership in any field by alumni aged 40 or younger. The award honors those recent graduates whose achievements in their vocational fields have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the University, and real benefit to their communities.


EDUCATORS' HALL OF FAME
Deadline has closed for 2018 Awards.
2019 Nomination Forms will be available soon. Please check back.


ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

Deadline has closed for 2018 Awards.
2019 Nomination Forms will be available soon. Please check back.


ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline has closed for 2018 Awards.
2019 Nomination Forms will be available soon. Please check back.


Please return all nomination forms to Delyssa Edwards, Director of Alumni Relations

PO Box 500
Rio Grande, OH 45674
dedwards@rio.edu