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2022 Alumni Award Winners


Jakki Haussler, Nathan Smith, H. McGuire (Mac) Riley, Tracy Schwegmann, John Jose, and Peg Adams were honored during the evening, as our 2022 award recipients. Check out your 2022 Alumni Award winners and their stories below!

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Outstanding Alumnus Award

Jakki Haussler

Jakki Haussler
Jakki Haussler (’88) is the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Alumnus Award for enhancing the image of NKU through her successes and accomplishments. Haussler is the chairman of Opus Capital Management. She received her juris doctor degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law and received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Cincinnati. Read more about Jakki here >>
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Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith (’94) is the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Alumnus Award for enhancing the image of NKU through his successes and accomplishments. Smith is the co-founder and chief investment officer of Flagship Communities REIT, one of the largest regional manufactured housing real estate companies in the United States. He graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences with a bachelor's degree in political science. Read more about Nathan here >>

Outstanding Alumnus Award

Nathan Smith

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Distinguished Service Award

H. McGuire (Mac) Riley

Mac Riley
H. McGuire (Mac) Riley (’86) is the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Service Award for contributing time, talent and effort enhancing the quality of life at NKU or to make his community a better place to live. Riley currently serves as president of BAHR Associates, Inc., a boutique provider of signal intelligence services to the U.S. Intelligence Community, and CEO of United Building Services, Inc., a multi-faceted provider of commercial building services. Riley graduated class salutatorian with a juris doctorate, magna cum laude and Order of the Curia, from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Read more about Mac here >>
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Tracy Schwegmann
Tracy Schwegmann (’95) is the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Service Award for contributing time, talent and effort enhancing the quality of life at NKU or to make her community a better place to live. Schwegmann serves as the director of marketing and property management at Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate. She graduated from the College of Informatics with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and received her MBA degree from Xavier University. Read more about Tracy here >>

Distinguished Service Award

Tracy Schwegmann

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Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

John Jose

John Jose
John P. B. Jose (’15) is the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, which recognizes an alumnus who has graduated within the last 10 years who has contributed through service by enhancing the quality of life at NKU or his community and/or who have distinguished themselves through professional accomplishments. Jose currently serves as national director of Asian Pacific American Engagement for the Republican National Committee. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more about John here >>
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Peg Adams
Peg Adams (’86) is the recipient of the 2022 Faculty/Staff Strongest Influence Award. This award may go to either a faculty or a staff member whose teaching, counseling or advising had a strong and lasting impact on the life and/or career of alumni. Adams is currently the director of University Connect and Persist (UCAP) at Northern Kentucky University. She received her bachelor’s degrees in English and psychology, both from the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more about Peg here >>

 Faculty/Staff Strongest Influence Award

Peg Adams


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