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Special Service Award

Special Service Award

For volunteer service to the University of Dayton

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.  

Special Service awards are given for extended service or for successfully completing a special project or program on behalf of the University or the Alumni Association. To be eligible, a person must hold a degree from the University of Dayton.

Doris Drees, Ph.D. `54

Doris Drees, Ph.D. `54
Doris Drees, Ph.D. `54

It is no exaggeration to say that Doris Drees changed the face of athletics at the University of Dayton. Doris graduated from UD in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in physical education. During her time as a student, Doris played basketball, volleyball, field hockey and softball. After graduation, she began teaching physical education at her alma mater. For the next 30 years, Doris coached just about every sport at UD.

In the 1960s, she was named women’s athletic director. During this time, UD was one of the first universities in the country to elevate women’s sports to varsity status, no doubt at Doris’s insistence.

Her influence reached beyond UD — she helped to professionalize women’s officiating and coaching by organizing workshops throughout the Midwest and was an active and influential member of the Ohio Association on Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Her legacy at UD is extensive. Having received UD’s Lackner Award, she used the honorarium to create the Drees Lecture Series which continues today because of her continued support as well as a planned gift to assure its perpetuity.

Doris is a member of UD’s Hall of Fame, and upon her retirement, she was awarded professor emeritus status and was honored with the Distinguished Service Award.

Lynton Scotland `84

Lynton Scotland `84
Lynton Scotland `84

Since his graduation from the University of Dayton in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering, Lynton Scotland has made a habit of giving back to his alma mater. He served on the University’s board of trustees from 2009 until 2018, is currently an emeritus trustee and also served on the School of Engineering’s advisory council. Today he is a member of the University’s campaign cabinet.

Lynton is an advocate for the University to prospective students, particularly those who are underrepresented and also those who hail from the Virgin Islands, which is coincidentally the home Lynton left to come to UD as an incoming student.

He serves as the chief procurement officer at W. L. Gore and Associates, a $4 billion global materials science company. Prior to joining W. L. Gore, Lynton held several senior executive positions with major US corporations and has used his success to advocate for academically gifted but economically disadvantaged students of color.

He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent organization that strengthens the success, contribution and impact of African American corporate leaders. Additionally, he is a member of various boards that serve urban communities. Savoy Magazine recently named Lynton as one of the 100 most influential African Americans in corporate America.

Past Recipients

Robert & Jacqueline Aumer '68
Margaret Baker '41
Richard Beach '52
John Beran '74, '79
Jerome Bishop '59
Jack R. Brown '26
Michael Bryce '74
Fr. Norbert Burns, SM '45
Gerald Bushman '25
Robert L. Butler '42
Eleanor Kelly Budic '71
Mark '72 & Mariann Callahan '73
Mary Clark '68
Suzanne Columbus '68
Robert Conger '57
Robert E. Daley '55
Walter A. DeAnna '62
Joseph & Mary Jane Duffy '56
Lawrence Eveslage, S.M. '31
Richard Finan '54
Frank Geraci '73 '77
Vicki Edwards Giambrone '81
James Gilvary '51
Frederick Grimm '49
Wilbert L. Hamm, S.M. '44
Paul Heckman '38
Mary Beth Hickey '74
Joaquin Hidalgo '83
T. J. Hollenkamp '37
Steven J. Junker '84
Lawrence P. Keller '67
Christopher Kerner '75
Richard & Barbara King '60
C. William & Kathleen Kinzeler '70
Raymond & Regina Kohl '50
John M. Korn '57
Edward '50 & Mary Krach
Peter Kuntz '50
Eleanor A. Kurtz '47
Robert N. Kuzmick '74
Edward Longo '57
Brian R. '79 & Renai A Lowry '75
Anthony E. Lupia '74
George Maas, Jr. '61
Dennis Marx '68
Carl H. Mayer '66
Joseph J. McLaughlin
Mary F. Minnis '79
Bette Rogge Morse '44
J.P. Nauseef '88
Betty Ann Behringer Perkins '44
Donald J. Pesce '76
Margaret E. Peters '59
Donald Polomsky '65
Al Reynolds '60
Donald Ruhl '47
R. Daniel Sadlier '70
Mary Ann Schrader '69
Marilyn Selvaggio '77
Joseph Spadaford '69
Howard ’63, ’67 and Sally ’65 Stevens
Joseph '71 & Ann Sutherland '72
Fiore Talarico '74
Ronald N. Thaman '71
Karen A. Thompson '77
Robert C. Toomb '82
Terry N. Vukcevic '71
James Weber '67
Maureen Willits '69
Donald E. (Butch) Zimmerman '58


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