Founders Awards

Founders Sons and Daughters Awards

The University of Findlay's Founders Sons and Daughters Awards is annually conferred upon two students who most exemplify the ideals of the founding fathers. Those ideals include high achievement in scholarship, leadership, service to others, and demonstrated personal integrity in and out of the classroom.

Recipients are recognized during the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity awards ceremony in the spring. Each recipient is awarded a framed certificate and $1,000.

2017 Founders Winners  ​

2017 recipients, Katie Ahrns and Forrest Miller; Vice President for Student Affairs, Dave Emsweller pictured center


Criteria:
Students must have enough credits to be considered a senior, a GPA of 3.0 or higher and should be actively involved on campus.

Nomination Process:
Nominations are submitted by faculty and staff to the Office of Student Affairs, which reviews all nominations and carefully examines each student's academic and extra-curricular involvement on campus to determine by vote which male and female student receives the award each year.

Founder's Sons and Daughters Award Recipients


1972
Linda L. Feuchtenberger and Martin J. Arft

1973
Drusilla L. Overwyk and Roger N. Pritts

1974
Mary H. Szalay and Ronald D. Moden

1975
Pamela A. Bright and Richard W. Lee
 
1976
Sheila Jones, James O. Creager and Bernard Turner

1977
Melanie S. Springer and Edward J. Urbaniak, Jr.

1978
Karen M. Ewald, Kenneth Clark and Michael Francis Peter Gross

1979
Jane M. Danchisen and Rick P. Brunswick

1980
Alicia M. Akers and Paul J. Trina

1981
Sheree A. Buchenroth and Robert E. Strasbaugh

1982
Molly Murray and Michael P. Piechuta

1983
Karen L. Santangelo and William D. Coate

1984
Jana L. Stingel and Richard W. Bink

1985
Lee Ann Stephan and Gary D. Himes

1986
Doreen K. Massay and Roger J. Darr

1987
Jeanene Holloway and Steve Hoehne

1988
Barbara Stengel and Michael Mallett

1989
Lori M. Gossard, Timothy E. Beatty and Stephen C. Davis

1990
Julie L. Berlage and Lee A. Wilson

1991
Amy Pi-Ying Fan and Quintin F. Thompson

1992
Anita Kumar and Vijay Talwar

1993
Lisa Hallock, Mohommed Amawi and Benjamin Sapp

1994
Bryn A. Moser, Lurley J. Archambeau, Jr. and Mark E. Jamison

1995
Joann M. Chase, Nicole L. Clever and Stephan M. Dickerson

1996
Cari L. Combs, Diana S. Laffin and Mike M. Clouse

1997
Kara A. Steinman and Jonathan A. Zimmerman

1998
Alison Fry and James R. Vargo

1999
Meredith D. Lautzenheiser and Jed W. Thorp
 
2000
Rachel M. Harder, Debra Klages and Gary J. Herman

2001
Kathy E. Aller and James L. Smith

2002
April M. Lee and P. Adam Hechko

2003
Kathy L. Green and Benjamin L. Neff

2004
Chase A. Francis and Joshua L. Baker

2005
Whitney L. Haverfield and Brian A. Oestreich

2006
JaNess A. Lipkins and Ioannis Z. Giatis

2007
Kimberly A. Jackson and Bryson P. Stair

2008
Danielle N. Matson and Kevin J. Kramer

2009
Ashley Dutridge and Andrew Dehnoff

2010
Laurie Neiling and  Adam Houser

2011
Stefanie Lauer and Skylar Mettert

2012
Bridget Messaros and Ryan Gibson

2013
Sarah V. Foltz and Derick Putnam

2014
Lauren Brassfield and Lucas Opperman

2015
Sierra Hutton and Preston Eberlyn
 
2016
Allison Dilbone and Nicholas Thompson

2017
Katie Ahrns and Forrest Miller

2018

Rebecka Stricker and Kaleb Brown


2019

Sara Tomko and Parker Nash​