Friends of the college gather each autumn at the Dean's Dinner and Alumni Awards event to celebrate distinguished alumni for special achievement in business, career accomplishments and community contributions.
The Coykendale Rising Star Award and Coykendale Service Excellence Award are presented annually to two Fisher College of Business staff members who exhibit excellence in their work and have integrated one or more of the core values of the college into their exemplary daily performance. The awards are named after Cindy Coykendale, who provided more than 35 years of dedicated service to the college.
Named in honor of the late Dr. W. Arthur Cullman, a respected scholar at Fisher and nationally recognized marketing expert, Cullman Executive Award Winners are honored for their promotion of business excellence through education.
The Pace Setters Award is Fisher's highest honor, given to students selected on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated leadership ability. Nominated and voted on by faculty, staff, and peers, these undergraduates and graduate students receive certificates, pins and scholarships at the spring ceremony.
Fisher recognizes the invaluable contribution of its staff members to the success of the college. Staff members are honored for leadership, years of service and going "above and beyond" their formal job responsibilities.
ACADEMY OF TEACHING Recipients of The Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and Provost’s Award for Teaching by a Lecturer.
2015 – Lawrence Inks 2013 – Mark Ankerman 2013 – Anthony Rucci 2010 – James Dial 2006 – Anil Makhija 2001 – Neelima Bendapudi 1977 – William Berry 1976 – Leroy Krajewski 1969 – David Cole
DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD The Ohio State University’s Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors who have compiled a substantial body of research.
2016 – René Stulz
DISTINGUISHED STAFF AWARD – (1984-2016) The Distinguished Staff Award annually honors individuals for their outstanding achievements, service, leadership and dedication to The Ohio State University. The Distinguished Staff Award is the highest honor bestowed upon staff at the university since its inception in 1984.
2016 – Melinda McDonald 2015 – Laurie Spadaro 2006 – Donna Hobart 2003 – Cheryl W. Ryan 2001 – David E. Harrison 2000 – Judith T. Newhouse 1999 – Nancy A. Osborne 1996 – Margaret M. Bogenschutz 1995 – Nila J. Whitfield 1990 – Judith Reese