Special Service Award

Special Service Award

For Volunteer Service to the University of Dayton

The Special Service Award is presented to an alumnus who has performed a special service or displayed exceptional diligence on behalf of the University of Dayton.  

Special Service awards are given for extended service, for successfully completing a special project or program on behalf of the University or the Alumni Association.  To be eligible, a person must be a graduate of the University of Dayton with an associate, bachelor, masters or doctoral degree.

Howard Stevens ’63, ’67

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Master of Arts, Psychology

Sally Stevens ’65

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

Elevating the Sales Profession, Howard ’63, ’67 and Sally ’65 Stevens

Elevating the Sales Profession, Howard ’63, ’67 and Sally ’65 Stevens

Howard Stevens and Sally Sullivan Stevens have worked side-by-side for more than three decades as a couple to help promote the field of sales in both higher education and corporate America.

They founded the Chally Group Worldwide, a sales performance consulting corporation, in 1973, and the Sales Education Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes the benefits of sales education programs at the university level, in 2007.

Howard said that 20 years ago majoring in sales was not appreciated and that graduates could not find jobs.

“Now, sales is the golden child. Everyone wants to at least have a minor in sales,” he said.

For more than decade, the Stevenes have been supporting the sales curriculum as advisers, resources and mentors to students. They also established a scholarship to help fund annually six UD students with interests in sales.

In addition, the couple’s research services with Chally Group Worldwide have supported over 2,500 customers in 49 countries, including multibillion dollar companies such as IBM, General Motors, Verizon and Xerox.

Though they sold CGW in 2015 and are now enjoying retirement, the Stevenses continue to stay involved with the University by providing mentorship to students involved with the Center.

Past Recipients

Robert & Jacqueline Aumer '68
Margaret Baker '41
Richard Beach '52
John Beran '74, '79
Jerome Bishop '59
Jack R. Brown '26
Michael Bryce '74
Fr. Norbert Burns, SM '45
Gerald Bushman '25
Robert L. Butler '42
Eleanor Kelly Budic '71
Mark '72 & Mariann Callahan '73
Mary Clark '68
Suzanne Columbus '68
Robert Conger '57
Robert E. Daley '55
Walter A. DeAnna '62
Joseph & Mary Jane Duffy '56
Lawrence Eveslage, S.M. '31
Richard Finan '54
Frank Geraci '73 '77
Vicki Edwards Giambrone '81
James Gilvary '51
Frederick Grimm '49
Wilbert L. Hamm, S.M. '44
Paul Heckman '38
Mary Beth Hickey '74
T. J. Hollenkamp '37
Steven J. Junker '84
Lawrence P. Keller '67
Christopher Kerner '75
Richard & Barbara King '60
C. William & Kathleen Kinzeler '70
Raymond & Regina Kohl '50
John M. Korn '57
Edward '50 & Mary Krach
Peter Kuntz '50
Eleanor A. Kurtz '47
Robert N. Kuzmick '74
Edward Longo '57
Brian R. '79 & Renai A Lowry '75
Anthony E. Lupia '74
George Maas, Jr. '61
Dennis Marx '68
Carl H. Mayer '66
Joseph J. McLaughlin
Mary F. Minnis '79
Bette Rogge Morse '44
J.P. Nauseef '88
Betty Ann Behringer Perkins '44
Donald J. Pesce '76
Margaret E. Peters '59
Donald Polomsky '65
Al Reynolds '60
Donald Ruhl '47
R. Daniel Sadlier '70
Mary Ann Schrader '69
Marilyn Selvaggio '77
Joseph Spadaford '69
Joseph '71 & Ann Sutherland '72
Fiore Talarico '74
Ronald N. Thaman '71
Karen A. Thompson '77
Robert C. Toomb '82
Terry N. Vukcevic '71
James Weber '67
Maureen Willits '69
Donald E. (Butch) Zimmerman '58


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