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Alumni Awards

Carrying the Flyer Pride


The University of Dayton has a long tradition of honoring its talented and committed alumni around the globe. Our alumni are actively creating change in their communities and inspiring the students who are following in their footsteps. We are immensely proud of all they have accomplished throughout the years, and this year we are honored to recognize our 2022 Alumni Award recipients. Congratulations to this year’s honorees.

Distinguished Alumni Award

The award is given to a person who has sustained a record of accomplishment and whose reputation is widespread.

LTG (Retired) Thomas Seamands ’81
Christian Service Award

The Christian Service Award is presented to alumni of the University whose life's work best reflects the unique quality of service and sacrifice to others, consistent with the Marianist's identity of the University of Dayton.

Tracy Irvine Janess ’87
Special Service Award

The Special Service Award is presented to an alumnus who has performed a special service or displayed exceptional diligence on behalf of the University of Dayton.

James Stitt ’71
Special Achievement Award

The Special Achievement Award is given for outstanding achievement in business, in industry, through professional excellence, by civic activity or by service to the community.

C. LaShea (Smith) Lofton ’91
Joe Belle Memorial Young Alumni Award

The Joe Belle Memorial Young Alumni Award is designed to recognize young alumni who carry that same spirit and have shown great promise and accomplishment in their chosen profession, service to their community or service to the University of Dayton and its mission.

Jon Dekar ’11

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