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Previous honorees Include:

2020: Randy '86 and Becky (Thatcher) '86 Coates, Distinguished Service to God; John Tillack '87, Distinguished Service to the Community; Terry Unruh '77, '80-MBA, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater; Dr. Justin Baker '97, Distinguished Service "In Every Person's World"; Brian Nhira '14, Rising Servant Leader.

2019: LaDonna Osborn ’00-M.A., Distinguished Service to God; Jocelyn McCarver ’85, Distinguished Service to the Community; Paul Palmer ’72, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater;
Susan Kroll ’88, Distinguished Service “In Every Person’s World.”

2018: Elizabeth (Wood) '80 Chen, Distinguished Service to God; Dr. Micah Hill '97, Distinguished Service to the Community; Chris Busch '73, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater; and Clay Jacobsen '78, Distinguished Service “In Every Person’s World.”

2017: Bill Hull ’69, Distinguished Service to God; Larry Derstine ’79, Distinguished Service to the Community; Mary (Edwards) Banks ’80, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater; Jeff Lippencott ’87, Distinguished Service "In Every Person's World."

2016: Ann (Molitor) '86 and Jon '84-'86 Dunagan, Distinguished Service to God; Dr. Ron Bryce '82, '86-M.D., Distinguished Service to the Community; Jan Dargatz, Ph.D. '72, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater; Dr. Allan Sawyer '88-M.D., Distinguished Service "In Every Person's World."

2015: ORU honored 50 individuals, including more than 30 alumni, with Lifetime Global Achievement Awards as part of the university's 50th Anniversary Celebration.

2014: Marty Nystrom '80, Distinguished Service to God; Mark Tennant '84, Distinguished Service to the Community; Scott Howard '79, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater; Amick Byram '77, Distinguished Service "In Every Person's World."

2013: Jim '83 and Tamara (Osteen) '84 Graff, Distinguished Service to God; Stephen Mansfield '81, Distinguished Service to the Community; Gordon '75, '78-MBA and Linda (Birney) '75 Helm, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

2012: Larry Stockstill '75, Distinguished Service to God; Jean Caceres-Gonzalez '83, Distinguished Service to the Community; Richard M. Pearson '77, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

2011: Bill '85, '99-M.A. and Lisa (Herman) '89 Shuler, Distinguished Service to God; Dr. Paul Osteen '78, '82-M.D., Distinguished Service to the Community; Dr. Cheri (McClendon) '79, '83-M.D. Schneider, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

2010: Jennifer (Votaw) '83 Crow, Distinguished Service to God; Dr. Scott Cordray '83, Distinguished Service to the Community; Dr. Ralph Fagin '70, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

2009: Laura Pratt Nelson '88-MSN, Distinguished Service to God; Tim Harris '83-JD, Distinguished Service to the Community; Mark '78, '80-MBA and Paula (McGregor) '77 Sterns, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

2008: David B. Black '83, Distinguished Service to God; Dr. Mitchell Duininck '85, Distinguished Service to the Community; Mark P. Anderson '90, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

2007: Mathews Chacko '70-M.Div., Distinguished Service to God; David Barton '76, Distinguished Service to the Community; Bruce and Maria (Duininck) '86 Hanson, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

2006: Tom Newman '80, Distinguished Service to God; Dr. Tim Elmore '83, Distinguished Service to the Community; Tim '77, '79-MBA and Lorrie (Peterson) '77 Reiterman, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

2005: Keith Wheeler ’88-M.Div., Distinguished Service to God; Bob Goodwin '70, Distinguished Service to the Community; Carrie Witham '80, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

2004: Myles Munroe ’78, Distinguished Service to God; Dr. Ron Lamb ’69, Distinguished Service to the Community; Suzanne Behr ’81, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

2003: Terry Law '69, Distinguished Service to God; Jeffrey Nutt '86, Distinguished Service to the Community; Rick Fenimore '77, '79-MBA, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

2002: Ron '83 and Katie (Willis) '84 Luce, Distinguished Service to God; Dr. Alma Alford '84-M.D., Distinguished Service to the Community; John '79 and Patrice (Dill-A) Cross, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater. 

2001: Dr. Seth Ablorh '85-M.D., Distinguished Service to God; Clifton Taulbert '71, Distinguished Service to the Community; Dr. Glenda Payas '86-D.M.D., Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

2000: Jim Stovall '81, Distinguished Service to the Community, and Lynette Troyer '84, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

1999: Billy Joe '74, '92-M.A. and Sharon (Swift) '76 Daugherty, Distinguished Service to God; Dr. Mark '79, 83-M.D. and Dr. Doreen (Dennis) '81, 86-MBA Babo, Distinguished Service to God; Michael '70 and Jacquie (Martin) '69 Cardone, Distinguished Service to the Community; Richard '85, '92-M.A. and Lindsay (Salem-A) Roberts, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater.

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