2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Raymond Matura, PhD

Professor of Sociology and Gerontology, University of Rio Grande

Pictured below from left to right: Daniel van Dussen, OAGE President with Raymond Matura, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Dr. Matura is a founding member of OAGE who has been dedicated in his service to OAGE for over 40 years.

His humor, insight, leadership, and historical knowledge have made him a tremendous mentor to many in the aging network and to students at OAGE conferences. In addition to his mentoring, Dr. Matura has earned many awards, including two OAGE awards for Outstanding Teaching and Achievement in Leadership. Dr. Matura is a tireless advocate for our rural aging population and has worked with the Area Agency on Aging 7 in Southern Ohio and the OAGE policy committee to provide leadership and advocacy. As an Emeritus board member, his dedication and willingness to lead by example continue to make many meaningful contributions to OAGE.


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