Alumni Awards

The Fisher College of Business Alumni Board founded the Alumni Awards in 1993 to establish an annual tradition of honoring living alumni who personify the college's tradition of excellence. Recognized for outstanding achievement, career accomplishments, and community contributions, recipients are celebrated at an annual ceremony for their significant impact as leaders, professionals, and citizens.

2014 Alumni Awards: Friday, September 5

5:30 p.m.  Event registration
6 p.m.  Awards ceremony
7 p.m.  Networking reception and dinner buffet

The Blackwell Inn

Ed and Mary Jane Overmyer Ballroom
2110 Tuttle Park Place
Fisher College of Business campus  (Map)

Congratulations to our 2014 recipients

Go Beyond Award
Lisa Ingram, MBA 2000
President and Chief Operating Officer, White Castle, Inc.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award
David Bianconi, BSBA 1976
Founder and Chairman (retired), Progressive Medical Inc.

Global Business Excellence Award
Sunil Sabharwal, BSBA 1988
President, Payments International

About the Awards

Young Professional Achievement

Recipients are alumni under the age of 41 who have records of distinguished career accomplishment and who serve as role models in business for younger individuals.

Community Service

Alumni who have demonstrated distinctive career achievements and service to their communities beyond the call of duty are honored with this award.

International Business Achievement

Recipients of this award demonstrate outstanding performance in international business and significant contributions to their company, their industry or their specific profession both in their home country (including the United States) and abroad.


Nominees in this new category have been instrumental in the development, launch and/or growth of one or more successful new ventures, or have invested in multiple new ventures, and are committed to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Distinguished Achievement

This award recognizes those who have brought distinction to themselves, the Fisher College of Business, and The Ohio State University through their participation, commitment, and leadership in their chosen profession and demonstrate commitment to business excellence.

View previous honorees