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Gold Award

In order to recognize the outstanding achievement and service to society by a graduate of the last two decades, the Alumni Association of this institution shall bestow annually the Gold Award.

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, AND
  4. A continuing interest in Bethany College

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

Gold Award Nomination Form

Each year the Bethany College Alumni Association is pleased to present the Gold Award to graduates of the last two decades who have made outstanding contributions to society, and whose achievements to date demonstrate a person who shows promise, has high aspirations and has made a difference in the lives of people around them.  The first presentation was made in 1992.

Gold Award Recipients

1992 Rebecca Copley Johnson ’74
Dr. Richard Meidell ’72
1993 Dr. Thomas D. Isern ’74
Sharon K. Reed ’83
1994 Rev. Floyd Thompkins, Jr. ’84
1995 Cathy (Mauney) Simmelink ’82
1996 Beverly Barbo ’85
Lauri Smith Deviney ’85
1997 Dr. Craig Concannon ’80
Richard Guinn ’77
1998 Tanya Dorf ’92
1999 Sid Stolz ’83
Tad Doering ’81
2000 Dr. David H. Hahn ’79
2001 Christopher Crawshaw ‘87
2002 Noni Strand ’82
2003 Brent Mai ’85
2004 Eric Anderson ‘85
2005 Denise (Shields) Peterson ‘85
Lisa Russell ‘90
2006 Monica Bland ’00
2007 Shawn Bergstrom ’94
2008 Michael Trice ’91
2009 Bessie Walker ’94
2010 Roper DeGarmo ’00
2011 Jason Opat ’93
2012 Chris Bauer ’93
2013 Stanley Hays ’94
2014 Larry Holdren ’94
2015 Philip Brown ’01
2016 Ryan Swartz ’00
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