Previous Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Previous Recipients

  • 2013 Carol A. Beier, L'85
  • 2013 Timothy R. Emert, L'65
  • 2013 John L. Vratil, L'71
  • 2012 Charles H. Hostetler, L'63
  • 2012 Mark V. Parkinson, L'84
  • 2011 James M. Concannon, L'71
  • 2011 Jack E. Dalton, L'53
  • 2010 Marilyn M. Harp, L'79
  • 2010 John W. Lungstrum, L'70
  • 2009 Lydia I. Beebe, L'77
  • 2009 Barry D. Halpern, L'73
  • 2009 John J. Jurcyk Jr., L'57
  • 2008 Sheila C. Bair, L'78
  • 2008 William R. Sampson, L'71
  • 2008 Mikel L. Stout, L'61
  • 2007 Donald W. Giffin, L'53
  • 2007 James M. Haughey, L'39
  • 2006 N. William Hines, Jr., L'61
  • 2006 James W. Paddock, L'56
  • 2006 Christopher Smith, L'72
  • 2005 Sen. Samuel D. Brownback, L'83
  • 2005 Janet Murguia, L'85
  • 2005 Gary A. Waldron, L'79
  • 2005 Douglas D. Wheat, L'74
  • 2004 J. Eugene Balloun, L'54
  • 2004 Malcolm S. Robinson, L'75
  • 2003 Robert L. Driscoll, L'64
  • 2003 Catherine McGuire, L'73
  • 2002 Tyrone C. Means, L'76
  • 2002 John M. Rounds, L'39
  • 2001 Judge G. Thomas VanBebber, L'55
  • 2001 Judge Cordell D. Meeks Jr., L'67
  • 2001 David Davenport, L'77
  • 2001 Attorney General Carla Stovall, L'82
  • 2000 Judge Mary Beck Briscoe, L'73
  • 1999 Donald W. Bostwick, L'68
  • 1998 Richard L. Bond, L'60
  • 1997 Norman Jeter, L'37
  • 1996 Constance M. Achterberg, L'53
  • 1995 Donald L. Cordes, L'59
  • 1994 Justice Fred N. Six, L'56
  • 1993 Bernard E. Nordling, L'49
  • 1992 Professor Emeritus William A. Kelly, L'49
  • 1991 Howard M. Immel, L'38
  • 1990 Robert L. Howard, L'59
  • 1989 Justice Robert H. Miller, L'43
  • 1988 Richard A. Barber, L'34
  • 1987 John E. Hurley, Jr., L'62
  • 1986 Robert A. Schroeder, L'37
  • 1985 Justice David Prager, L'42
  • 1984 Omer G. Voss, L'39
  • 1983 Robert C. Foulston, L'48
  • 1982 Judge Leo A. McNalley, L'25
  • 1981 Justice Donnan Stephenson, L'48
  • 1980 Judge Richard D. Rogers, L'47
  • 1979 Governor Robert F. Bennett, L'52
  • 1978 Leonard O. Thomas, L'34
  • 1977 Paul L. Wilbert, L'38
  • 1976 Regent Glee S. Smith, L'47
  • 1975 Justice Hugo T. Wedell, L'20
  • 1974 Elmer C. Jackson, Jr., L'35
  • 1973 Frank L. Snell, L'24
  • 1972 Judge Earl E. O'Connor, L'50
  • 1971 Major General Kenneth J. Hodson, L'37
  • 1970 Justice Robert T. Price, L'27
  • 1969 Judge Walter A. Huxman, L'14
  • 1968 Judge Spencer A. Gard, L'22
  • 1967 George B. Powers, L'28
  • 1966 Paul R. Wunsch, L'25
  • 1965 Claude E. Chalfant, L'27
  • 1964 Justice John F. Fontron, L'26
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