Awards

The Alumni Association Board of Directors established the Alumni Awards in 1988. There are four levels of awards in the program, Notable Alumni,  Outstanding Alumni, Distinguished Alumni and Eminent Alumni.

Notable Alumni Awards are a lifelong honor; once a Notable, always a Notable. Candidates for the Notable Alumni Award have shown excellence in their work, community or in philanthropy. Being named a Notable qualifies you for consideration for the higher awards in every subsequent year.

The Outstanding Alumni Service Award recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to both the growth and development of the university through dedication and support of the institution and the Alumni Association. 

We present the Distinguished Alumni Award to alumni who have provided leadership or attained recognition on a national or regional level within their profession or business; or who have provided extraordinary service to their community.

Our Eminent Alumni Award is presented to a previous Outstanding or Distinguished Alumna or Alumnus only in cases of extreme merit. Therefore, The Eminent Alumni Award is not awarded every year.  

Alumni Award Recipients

  • Linden Accurso ‘78 ‘74
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Tyrone Acker ‘11 ‘04
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Floyd Adams* ‘71
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Louis (Eddie) Aenchbacher ‘79
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Juan Aragon ‘05 ‘05
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Frances Arnsdorff ‘80
    Outstanding Alumni
  • Michael Barker ‘84
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Frank Barragan ‘38
    Distinguished Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Julie Barton ‘98
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Young Allen Beall '48
    2003 Outstanding Alumni
  • Mark Beyers ‘91
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Thomas Beytagh ‘74
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Prem Bhatia ‘70
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Leesa Bohler-Hunter ‘80
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Antonette Bosch ‘87
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Elizabeth Boswell ‘01
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • William Boswell ‘86
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Christina Bourgeois ‘94
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Eleanor Boyd '40
    1998 Outstanding Alumni
  • Stephen Bradshaw ‘86
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Larry Branson ‘81
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • James Brasfield ‘79
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Clinton Brooks ‘96 ‘96
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • John “Toby” Browne ‘69
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Grace Burke '72
    1997 Outstanding Alumni
  • Jonathan Burke ‘86
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Connie Burke ‘05 ‘89
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Kristin Burton ‘13 ‘10
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Amanda Cannon ‘96
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Florence Cawley ‘74 ‘69
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Margaret Coffey ‘02 ‘94
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • A.J. Cohen Jr.* ‘41
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Michael Cohen ‘83 ‘87
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Susan Conner ‘69
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Renee Connolly ‘93
    2012 Outstanding Alumni
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Kerry Coursey ‘91
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Fretwell Crider ‘42
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Calvain Culberson ‘89
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • James Denton ‘97 ‘97
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • David Dickey ‘74
    Outstanding Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Peter Doliber ‘06 ‘06
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • David Dorondo ‘80
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Suzanne Edenfield ‘75 ‘80
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Andrew Ernst ‘74
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Andres Escolar ‘05
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Tosha Fowler ‘02
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Erwin “Ernie” Friedman* ‘50
    2012 Distinguished Alumni
    Notable Alumni
  • Amy Gaster ‘96
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Raymond Gaster ‘72
    Distinguished Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Al Wynne Gesite ‘97 ‘97
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Arthur Gignilliat ‘53
    Distinguished Alumni
    Outstanding Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Molly Gignilliat ‘53
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Ronald Ginsberg ‘65
    Distinguished Alumni
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Marion Gotz ‘98
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Patrick Graham ‘78
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Stephen Green ‘68
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • G. Herbert (Herbie) Griffin ‘42
    Outstanding Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • John Griffin ‘68
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Karl Grotheer ‘85
    Outstanding Alumni
  • Shelina Gwaduri ‘03
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • David Ha ‘91
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Craig Harney ‘82
    Outstanding Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Gabriele Hauck ‘95
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Spencer Hoynes ‘70
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Harry Hunter ‘74 ‘75
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Otis Johnson ‘64
    Distinguished Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Michael Jordan ‘06
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • DaVena Jordan ‘03
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Lolisa Joyner ‘04
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Michael Karpf ‘68
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • William Kelso ‘88
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Faye Kirschner ‘65
    Distinguished Alumni
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Michael Kleinpeter ‘96 ‘99
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Kaye Kole ‘75
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Harriet Konter ‘42
    Distinguished Alumni
    Outstanding Alumni
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Phyllis Kravitch ‘39
    Distinguished Alumni
  • Gary Lackey ‘76
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Michael Lariscy ‘74
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Elizabeth Larrimore ‘75
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Stratton Leopold ‘64
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Amanda Lewis ‘06
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Dale Lewis ‘92
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Theresa Liles ‘85
    Outstanding Alumni
  • Michael Long ‘01
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Dawn MacMillan ‘00
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Mark Mamalakis ‘74
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Grace Martin ‘76
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • J. Cliff McCurry ‘68
    Outstanding Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Millicent Melaver ‘49
    1995 Outstanding Alumni
  • Norton Melaver '44
    1995 Outstanding Alumni
  • Michael Mitchener ‘90
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Carolyn Moye-Bigelow ‘93 ‘99
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Nicholas Mueller ‘93
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Sally Murphy ‘63 ‘68
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Earnest Murphy ‘51
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Deborah Nelson ‘90
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Christopher Nowicki ‘08
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Lisa O'Brien ‘09
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Daniela O'Connell ‘05
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Pamela O'Quinn ‘80 ‘80
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Alfred Owens ‘81
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Patricia Parker ‘95 ‘92
    Outstanding Alumni
  • Merry Perry ‘06 ‘94
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • W. Ray Persons ‘75
    Distinguished Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Marie Pilz ‘99 ‘83
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Sara Plaspohl ‘78 ‘89
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Benjamin Price ‘80
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Pamela Proman ‘02
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Dennis Pruitt ‘72
    Distinguished Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Brandon Quillian ‘03
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Pradeep Raman ‘91
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • William Ray ‘59
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Scott Regan ‘01
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Major Louis Reisman, Sr. ' 48
    1990 Outstanding Alumni 
  • Daniel Reynolds ‘76 ‘85
    Outstanding Alumni
  • Mildred (Lynn) Roberts ‘85 ‘83
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Christine (Melody) Rodriguez ‘03 ‘00
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Francis Rossiter ‘60
    2013 Distinguished Alumni
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Luis Ruiz ‘09
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Carol Russell ‘71 ‘81
    Distinguished Alumni
  • Tania Sammons ‘02
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Jennifer Sapp ‘05
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • William Scarborough ‘77 ‘75
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Michele Schroeder ‘06
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Heath Schroyer ‘95
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Kenneth Sellers ‘85
    Outstanding Alumni
  • Carey Shellman ‘98 ‘92
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Murray Silver ‘49
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Emma Simon ‘72 ‘75
    Outstanding Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Roger Smith ‘90
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Stephen Smith ‘75 ‘87
    Distinguished Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Ralph Smith ‘68
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Daniel Snope ‘03
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Bradley Squibb ‘91
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Mark Steadman ‘49
    Distinguished Alumni
  • Ronald Stephens
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • RaDonna Stevenson-Pirkle ‘93
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Robert Strozier ‘49
    Distinguished Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Wynn Sullivan ‘97
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Joan Upstein Schwartz '70, '74
    1996 Outstanding Alumni
  • Thomas Taggart ‘69
    Distinguished Alumni
  • Helen Taggart ‘92 ‘78
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Patrick Talley ‘76
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Katherine Thomson ‘72
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Paula Tillman ‘09 ‘97
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Norris Tucker ‘71
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Amber Tuten ‘91
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Jane Tyler ‘75 ‘73
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Joseph Ventura ‘04
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Irving Victor ‘41
    Distinguished Alumni
    Outstanding Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Blair Walker ‘09
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Richard Wallace ‘84
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Jarrett Walsh ‘03 ‘03
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • James (Eugene) Waters ‘72 ‘72
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Don Waters ‘75
    Distinguished Alumni
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • James Weeks ‘68
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Ashley Wiggins ‘07
    2010 Notable Alumni
  • Jerry Williams ‘87
    2011 Notable Alumni
  • Andrea Williams ‘87 ‘88
    2012 Notable Alumni
  • Linda Wright ‘97
    2013 Notable Alumni
  • Andrew Zeigler ‘77
    2011 Notable Alumni

*deceased