Alumni Awards

Tiffin University is proud of our alumni, and we want to take the opportunity each year to honor you and your achievements. The Alumni Achievement Award and the Young Alumni Achievement Award are presented each year during Commencement to showcase the contributions made by our alumni.Each award is presented to a TU graduate with these qualifications:

  • Display strong personal integrity and character
  • Able to receive the award on campus, barring any extenuating circumstances
  • Current TU Employees or Board of Trustees are not eligible for nomination
  • Volunteer service to their community and society

The ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is awarded to an alumni for their achievements, leadership and contributions to their profession or field of study, their community, and their alma mater. To be eligible for the Alumni Achievement Award, the individual must be a living graduate of Tiffin University for a minimum of 10 years.


The YOUNG ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented to honor the achievements of young alumni whose lives exemplify high principles, and who are outstanding leaders in their profession and community. To be eligible for the Young Alumni Achievement Award, a person must be a graduate of Tiffin University within the last 10 years.


2017 Alumni Achievement Award recipients

John Lauer

Alumni Achievement Award recipient – John Lauer (BA 1969)

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Irish Spencer

Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient – Dr. Irish Spencer (MH 2009)

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To be considered for the awards, an individual must first be nominated. Nominations can be offered by anyone except the person being nominated. All nominations must be received in the Office of Alumni Relations by the designated deadline. As noted, the recipient must be present on campus to receive the award, barring any extenuating circumstances.

Nomination forms for both of the Alumni Awards can be obtained from the Alumni Office by calling 419-448-3595 or clicking on the links above.  Nominations will be kept on file and reviewed annually for five years.