Dr. Tammy Kernodle, 2018 Benjamin Harrison Award winner Dr. Tammy Kernodle, Professor of Music and the 2018 Benjamin Harrison Award recipient
Dr. Dominik Konkolewicz, Junior Faculty Scholar Dr. Dominik Konkolewicz, Assistant Professor in Cheministry & Biochemistry and a 2018 Junior Faculty Scholar
Diane Delisio, 2018 Distinguished Service Diane Delisio, Senior Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Computing, and a 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient
2018 University Awards Recipients The University Awards recipients honored at a reception in April 2018.
Randi Thomas - Distinguished Service Award Randi Thomas, Director of Institutional Relations and a 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient
Provost Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award recipients - 2017
John Bailer receiving the E. Phillip Knox Distinguished Teaching Award Dr. John Bailer, Chair and Professor of Statistics and the 2018 E. Phillips Knox Distinguished Teaching Award recipient
Eun Chong Yang receiving Career Development Award Dr. Eun Chong Yang, Associate Director, American Culture and English (ACE) Program and 2018 Excellence in Career Development Awardee

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is one of the most significant recognition that Miami has to offer for employees who have made a significant impact on the life and mission of Miami University.

Selection Criteria

Nominees for this award must meet the following criteria:

  • Current member of Miami's faculty, classified/unclassified staff, or administration; or a retiree of no longer than three (3) years
  • Record of service that has made a significant impact on the life and mission of Miami University
  • Recognition across a large community at Miami for service to students, a specific department, school, or campus, or to the University as a whole


Ordinarily, the nominee should have at least twelve (12) years of service to Miami University. Consideration for this award also requires two letters of nomination—one each from people representing at least two distinct University constituencies (e.g., departments, divisions, student organizations, staff organizations). These letters should convey the various positions the candidate has held or tasks in which the candidate has participated. The letters should also describe in detail ways in which this individual has made a significant contribution to a broad community at Miami University.

The call for nominations for the Distinguished Service Award is issued every other year (years beginning with odd numbers: 2019-2020, 2021-2022 etc.), alternating with the University Distinguished Professor Award. It is presented to no more than two recipients.

Nomination materials for 2020 should be sent on or before November 1, 2019 to awards@MiamiOH.edu.

Selection Process

The Awards and Recognition Committee, an advisory committee of University Senate, reviews the nominations and makes recommendations to the University president, who makes the final selection.


Award recipients will be recognized at a major awards reception hosted by the President and Provost in April