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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."


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