Alumni Awards

2021 Fisher Alumni Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business Alumni Board founded the Alumni Awards in 1993 to establish a tradition of honoring alumni who personify the college's legacy of excellence. Recognized for their outstanding achievements, career accomplishments and community contributions, recipients are celebrated for their significant impact as leaders, professionals and citizens at our annual ceremony.

Now accepting nominations for the 2021 Fisher Alumni Awards through June 30, 2021. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2021 ceremony on November 12.

If you have any questions, please contact Fisher Alumni Relations at

Submit your nomination


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I nominate one person for multiple awards?

    We recommend only nominating one award per person. Review the award descriptions below to select the award category for which you can submit the strongest nomination.

  • How long should my responses to each question be?

    We encourage responses to the questions to be limited to 1-2 paragraphs or a max of ten sentences. Succinct responses often provide clarity. Remember that letters of recommendation can tell more of the nominee’s story and supplement your responses.

  • How many letters of recommendation should I include?

    At least one letter of recommendation is required per nomination, and you have the option to provide a second letter of recommendation. The letters can offer a compelling story, highlighting the individuals personal, professional and community initiatives.


Professional Achievement Award

This award is presented to an alumna or alumnus in their early to mid-career who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in business, civic involvement and service to the college. Must be 45 years of age or younger.

Entrepreneurship Award

This award is presented to an alumna or alumnus recognized for significant contributions to the entrepreneurship community through the development, launch and investment in successful new ventures. This award also recognizes outstanding commitment to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Global Business Excellence Award

This award is presented to an alumna or alumnus recognized nationally and internationally for significant contributions to business — and for helping to advance the global learning of Fisher students.

Excellence in Service Award

This award is presented to an extraordinary alumna or alumnus who has demonstrated a consummate commitment to service — to their alma mater, in their local community and to humankind.

Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award

Inspired by Max M. Fisher’s legacy of leadership and dedication to others, the Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award honors an alumna or alumnus who has served as a principled leader in their company and their community. They are service-oriented catalysts who affect positive change in their profession and seek to advance the common good.

Contact Alumni Relations

We would love to hear from you! Send us your questions or let us know how you would like to be involved with the college.

Fisher College of Business
Office of Advancement
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Columbus, Ohio 43210