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Alumnus of the Year Nomination

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Oral Roberts' vision for the students of Oral Roberts University was to "go into every person's world":

"Raise up your students to hear My voice, to go where My light is seen dim, My voice is heard small, My power is not known, even to the uttermost bounds of the earth. Their works will exceed yours, and in this I am well pleased."

In recognition of alumni that have embodied the vision of Oral Roberts University, a special award will be given during Homecoming acknowledging such alumni.

Award Categories

In making your nomination, choose from one of the following categories. If you believe your nominee fits in more than one category, or if you are submitting nominations for more than one person, please fill out a separate form for each. Note: A new award for Distinguished Service "In Every Person's World" is the one and only award that will be given out at the second Homecoming of 2014, Nov. 14 and 15. Awards in the other three categories, along with this new award, will be given out at Homecoming 2015. Nominations for the "In Every Person's World" award are due on July 31, 2014. Nominations for the four 2015 AOY awards are due March 31, 2015.

  • ORU Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to the Community. Award is given to nominee who serves his or her community and society, including any unique challenges presented by the environment (i.e., the business, professional, cultural or other arena) in which the nominee is serving.

  • ORU Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to God. Award is given to nominee who fulfills Oral Roberts' vision through full-time or part-time ministry in a church, missions organization, or other ministry; includes how the nominee is serving God and His people by extending God's voice, light, and power.

  • ORU Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater. Award is given to nominee who exhibits spiritual impact on students, the ORU community, and fellow alumni. Recognition is extended to the person who has served quietly and faithfully, as well as to those who are widely recognized for their contributions (financial or otherwise).

  • ORU Alumni Award for Distinguished Service "In Every Person's World." Excellence in carrying out ORU's founding vision through service and achievements in non-ministry/non-missions fields, and by representing Christ in their particular corner of "every person's world."

Nominee
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Service to God
Service to the Community
Service to the Alma Mater
Service "In Every Person's World"
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Nominations should indicate how the nominee is serving his or her community and society, including those outside of the Kingdom of God, by bringing God's voice, light, and power into the nominee's "world," as well as any unique challenges presented by the environment (i.e., the business, professional, cultural, or other arena) in which the nominee is serving.

  1. Eligibility: What makes the nominee the best candidate for the award based on the above criteria? The more information you give us, the more we can consider.

  2. Spiritual Life: How does the nominee reflect a life of integrity and Christian principles in all areas of his or her life?

  3. Activity: Describe the nominee's activity related to this nomination.

  4. Time element: How long has the nominee been involved in this activity?

  5. Initiative: Did the nominee start a new program, use new methods to solve problems, initiate activities, promote collaboration with other groups or organizations? Explain.

  6. Achievements: Did nominee accomplish desired results in a specific area? Describe the impact or difference nominee's service or activity made to the community, university, or to God. How many people were affected by nominee's activity?

  7. Challenges: Did nominee overcome any challenges (physical or mental disabilities, limited resources, or public perception)?

Based on points 1-7, I am nominating this alumnus for an award because (use text box below to explain your reasons):

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Submit form electronically or print out and mail to:

Oral Roberts University Alumni Foundation
P.O. Box 702333
Tulsa, OK 74170-2333

For more information, call Alumni Relations at (918) 495-6610.