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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.

John Beran

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering Technology '74

Master of Science, Management Sciences '79

John Beran

John Beran has served the University of Dayton in just about every way imaginable. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the School of Engineering, a position in which he was an integral part of their strategic visioning process. He has previously served on his Reunion Committee (twice), and the Alumni Board (both as member and director). John has served as the Executive in Residence at UD, working on University initiatives such as the Innovation Center, ETHOS and the Center for Competitive Change. John serves the University whenever asked – he is on the board of Flyer Enterprises where he serves as an expert advisor. John also led a University group through the financing and construction of five new student residences. He has had a successful 37 year career in the field of information systems management, marketing and electronic banking.nJohn earned two degrees from UD – a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering Technology and a Master in Management. As a student, his professors taught him important lessons, both in the classroom and in lessons for life.

Past Recipients

Robert & Jacqueline Aumer '68
Margaret Baker '41
Richard Beach '52
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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