Alumni Awards

Vanguard University Alumni Awards

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Alumni Awards are nominated by Alumni to represent outstanding achievements, excellent accomplishments, and incredible service of Vanguard University Alumni. They are chosen by the Alumni Board of Directors and are recognized in an official ceremony during the annual Homecoming celebration on the Vanguard campus.

 

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2013
Alumnus of the Year      Ron Bueno ‘90

Distinguished Service    Dr. Isaac Canales ‘74

Career Achievement      Bill ’67 and Nancie (Pearson ‘66) Carmichael

Outstanding Young Alumnus  Jason Lankow ’03

 

2012
Alumnus of the Year      Ron Prettyman ’77

Distinguished Service     David G. Clark ’68

Career Achievement      Rick Francis ’87

Outstanding Young Alumna      Marsha Caradonna ’00, MBA ’08

2011     

Alumnus of the Year       Lloyd Zeigler ‘77

Distinguished Service     Dale Coad ’76, MA ’86

Career Achievement      Rick Myers ’85

Outstanding Young Alumnus      Brad Bentley ’96

2010

Alumnus of the Year       Ed Lee ’87

Distinguished Service     Alton Childers ’60

Career Achievement      Merle Valdez ’49

Outstanding Young Alumni       Stewart Ramsey ’08 & Travis Hartanov ’07

2008-2009

Alumnus of the Year       Dr. Larry Kraiss ’82

Distinguished Service     Paul ’50 & Jewyl ’49 Seaberg

Outstanding Young Alumnus      Nathan Gonzales ’00

2007

Alumnus of the Year       Dr. Jesse Miranda ’66

Distinguished Service     Janice Rogers ’63

Career Achievement      Doug Fields ’84

Outstanding Young Alumnus      Darren Cottriel ‘91

2006

Alumnus of the Year       Johanna Townsend ’66

Distinguished Service     Jim Marocco ’71

Career Achievement      Chuck Buck ’57

Outstanding Young Alumna      Nicole (Thompson) Suydam ’95

2005

Alumnus of the Year       Doug Petersen ’76

Distinguished Service     Dave Peters ’73

Career Achievement      Harold ’44 & Ruby ’43 Keener

Outstanding Young Alumnus      Tedla Mekonnen ’97

2004

Alumnus of the Year       Phillip Robinette ’64

Distinguished Service     Wayne Tesch ’95

Career Achievement      Linnie (Claypool) Olson ’45

Outstanding Young Alumnus      Larry Mantle ’79

2003

Alumnus of the Year       Paul ’55 & Barbara ’54 Heath

Distinguished Service     Wayne ’50 & Doris ’51 Turnbull

Career Achievement      Dr. Winthrop R. Stewart ’56

Outstanding Young Alumna      Dr. Kimberly Battle-Walters ’89

2002

Alumnus of the Year       Peter Kuzmic ’71

Distinguished Service     John Broger ’39

Career Achievement      Sam Conklin ’57

Outstanding Young Alumnus      Daniel Amen ’78

2001

Alumnus of the Year       Rosemary Jackson ’84

Distinguished Service     Dan Allbritton ’72

Career Achievement      Wilma Stevens  ’55

2000

Alumnus of the Year       Orley Weaver ’73

Distinguished Service     Lorin Whitney ’34

Distinguished Service     Sharon Hobson ’82

Career Achievement      Rick Ellis ’57

1999

Alumnus of the Year       Larry ’54 & Dorothy ’55 Cederblom

Distinguished Service     John York ’66

Career Achievement      Donald R. Price ’38

1998

Alumnus of the Year       Richard Schulz ’69

Distinguished Service     Leland Schulz

Career Achievement      David Bixler ’59

1997

Alumnus of the Year       Joseph Colombo ’52

Distinguished Service     Allan & Beryl Berg ’47

Career Achievement      J. Calvin Holsinger ’62

1996

Alumnus of the Year       Lois A. Horness ’67

Distinguished Service     Tony Salerno ’66

Career Achievement      John A. Lindvall ’50

1995

Alumnus of the Year       William J. Roberts ’30

Distinguished Service     Victor DeRouis ’54

Career Achievement      Fred Cottriel ’50

1994

Alumnus of the Year       John L. Franklin ’31

Distinguished Service     Dianne  Myers Haneke ’64

Career Achievement      Wayne & Judy Cagle ’64

1993

Alumnus of the Year       Al Silvera ’49

Distinguished Service     J. Donald Hall ’59

Career Achievement      Leonard Nipper ’46

1992

Alumnus of the Year       Danny  DeLeon ’67

Distinguished Service     Doti Tamburo ’70

Career Achievement      Ron Nipper ’69

1991

Alumnus of the Year       John S. Mattox ’50

Distinguished Service     Harold D. McNaughton ’73

Career Achievement      Ralph Camichael ’47

1990

Alumnus of the Year       Ronald  Hittenberger ’57

Distinguished Service     John B. Scott

1989

Alumnus of the Year       Sharon Linzey ’71

Distinguished Service     Dennis M. McNutt ’59

Career Achievement      Bonetta C. Rabe  ’42

1988

Alumnus of the Year       Raymond E. White ’58

Distinguished Service     Waymann C. Carlson ’54

Career Achievement      Dan Bogdan ’55

1987       Alumnus of the Year       Sam L.   Sasser ’59

1986       Alumnus of the Year       Florence Christie ’36

1985       Alumnus of the Year       Florence Christie ’36

1984       Alumnus of the Year       Floyd L. McClung ’67

1983       Alumnus of the Year       John P.  Kolenda ’22

1982       Alumnus of the Year       Robert H. Bowman ’36

1981       Alumnus of the Year       Ensley T. Quanabush ’31

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