Distinguished Graduate Award

In order to recognize outstanding achievement and service to society by a graduate, the Alumni Association of this institution may bestow to one recipient annually the Distinguished Graduate Award. Award selections are made by the Alumni Council.

Selection Criteria:

  1. A record of noteworthy achievement and service to humanity in public or church life, OR
  2. A contribution of creativity in the Arts and/or Sciences, OR
  3. The head of a recognized organization or outstanding leadership and participation in the same.

Nomination deadline for the Distinguished Graduate Award is December 1. It is awarded each spring at the Alumni Recognition Banquet.

Distinguished Graduate Award Recipients


Billy Hudson ’58


Randy Griffey ’90


Mark Andersen ’80


Kipp Van Camp, ’85


Dr. H.R. Bohman ’71


Carolee Benson Jones ’78


Mary Ellen Wade ’68


William Blomberg ’73

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