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Alumni Awards

Recognizing the Extraordinary

The Alumni Association proudly recognizes and honors those individuals that truly reflect the values and ideals of the School of Law in their day-to-day actions through professional integrity, exemplary achievement, extraordinary service, and continued active support.

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Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is given each year to a University of Dayton School of Law graduate who reflects the school's values of professional integrity and community service through achievements of exceptional merit, honor and influence. Any UDSL graduate may nominate another graduate to receive this honor. 

Distinguished Alumni Award Winners
Honorable Walter H. Rice Honorary Alumni Award

The Honorable Walter H. Rice Honorary Alumni Award is presented each year to an individual who is not a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, but who represents the ideals of the school through exemplary achievement. This award recognizes significant contributions to the legal profession, the community and the School of Law. Any graduate may nominate a colleague to receive this honor.

Honorary Alumni Award Winners
Steven E. Yuhas Alumni Special Service Award

The Steven E. Yuhas Alumni Special Service Award was created in 2010 in honor of Steve Yuhas' dedication to the School of Law and his accomplishments as president of the Alumni Association. The award recognizes a University of Dayton School of Law graduate's extraordinary service and contributions to the Alumni Association, the School of Law, its students and the community. The award recognizes individuals who have been deeply involved in the work of the Alumni Association and the School of Law through exceptional contributions of time, talent and financial assistance.

Yuhas Special Service Award Winners
Francis J. Conte Special Service Award

The Francis J. Conte Special Service Award recognizes an individual's extraordinary community service, as reflected in the School's Catholic and Marianist values, and support for the School of Law through donations of time, talent or financial assistance. This award may be given to anyone who supports the School of Law. 

Conte Special Service Award Winners
President's Award

The President's Award is reserved for an individual who provides outstanding and remarkable support to the School of Law and its mission. A recipient is chosen and the recognition is awarded at the discretion of the president of the Alumni Association.

President's Award Winners
Richard P. Perna Young Alumni Award Of Excellence

The Richard P. Perna Young Alumni Award of Excellence recognizes a UDSL graduate who has made a significant leadership, career and/or service contribution to their community, the School Of Law or the legal profession within 10 years of graduation. Members of the Alumni Association Board of Trustees nominate candidates for this award.

Richard Perna Young Alumni Award Winners

Lynn M. Reynolds ’95

Francis J. Conte Special Service Award

The 2021 Francis J. Conte Special Service Award winner, Lynn Reynolds '95, talks about what made her decide on a career in law.

Lynn M. Reynolds ’95

Francis J. Conte Special Service Award

The 2021 Francis J. Conte Special Service Award winner, Lynn Reynolds '95, talks about what made her decide on a career in law.

James E. Byrd ’80 ’84

Steven E. Yuhas Alumni Special Service Award

The 2021 Steven E. Yuhas Alumni Special Service Award winner James E. Byrd ’80 ’84 talks about how the University of Dayton School of Law made a difference in his legal career.

James E. Byrd ’80 ’84

Steven E. Yuhas Alumni Special Service Award

The 2021 Steven E. Yuhas Alumni Special Service Award winner James E. Byrd ’80 ’84 talks about how the University of Dayton School of Law made a difference in his legal career.

Michelle M. Thompson ’16

Richard P. Perna Young Alumni Award

The 2021 Richard P. Perna Young Alumni Award winner, Michelle Thompson ’16, talks about why the School of Law is a special place for her.

Michelle M. Thompson ’16

Richard P. Perna Young Alumni Award

The 2021 Richard P. Perna Young Alumni Award winner, Michelle Thompson ’16, talks about why the School of Law is a special place for her.

Dale Riedel '04

Distinguished Alumni Award

Check out this video to see Distinguished Alumni Award winner Dale Riedel '04 talk about his career in the Air Force and how Dayton Law helped him succeed.

Dale Riedel '04

Distinguished Alumni Award

Check out this video to see Distinguished Alumni Award winner Dale Riedel '04 talk about his career in the Air Force and how Dayton Law helped him succeed.

Hon. Mary Wiseman

Hon. Walter H. Rice Honorary Alumni Award

Check out this video to see Hon. Walter H. Rice Honorary Alumni Award winner Judge Mary Wiseman talk about her career and her appreciation for Dayton Law alumni and students.

Hon. Mary Wiseman

Hon. Walter H. Rice Honorary Alumni Award

Check out this video to see Hon. Walter H. Rice Honorary Alumni Award winner Judge Mary Wiseman talk about her career and her appreciation for Dayton Law alumni and students.

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