Every outstanding university depends greatly upon the loyal service of its alumni and friends. Dan W. Poling, a 1928 graduate of Oregon State, joined the faculty of his alma mater in 1937 and has served as a shining example to thousands of Oregon Staters as dean of men, mentor, teacher and friend. His abiding love for Oregon State University, his strong commitment to maintaining OSU traditions and ideals and his loyal and tireless support of the University deserve special recognition. In his honor this award is given.
Members of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors Award Selection Committee.
Award shall be made annually. Ordinarily, the award should be made to a single individual; however, if appropriate in the judgment of the committee, the award maybe made to two or more individuals when the service honored obviously is inseparable.
A suitable and attractive symbol of the Dan Poling Service Award shall be presented to each recipient.