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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 dim, where My voice is heard small, and My healing power is not known, even to the uttermost bounds of the earth. Their work will exceed yours, and in this I am well pleased."

To honor alumni who have embodied the vision of Oral Roberts University, Alumnus of the Year awards will be presented during Homecoming to acknowledge these individuals.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.