Distinguished Alumni


Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Westminster Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a alums of Westminster College. The honor is awarded to alumni who exemplify the values of a Westminster education by excelling in their careers, personal lives, or through their service to community.

Nominations for the 2017 award must be submitted by April 7, 2017.

Nominate an Alum for the Distinguished Alumni Award

Nominee Information

Nominator Information

Past Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Lowell Judson Farmer (’56)
  • Roberta Roberts Patrick (’56)
  • William Y.K. Wong (’58)
  • DeAnn Dunn Hanson (‘64)
  • Ginger Giovale (’65)
  • Thomas Metcalf (’65)
  • Ann Merritt (’66)
  • Richard Paff (’67)
  • Steve Crane (’70)
  • Barbara Parady Hoagland (’70)
  • Dirk van Klaveren (’70)
  • Forrest S. Cuch (’73)
  • Khosrow Semnani, (‘72)
  • Doug Morton (’73)
  • James Andersen (’74)
  • Joe Muscolino (’75)
  • Owen D. Wells (’75)
  • Frances Battle, M.Ed (’78)
  • Babs De Lay (‘76, ’79)
  • Patrick Iversen (’76)
  • Christine Pannier Chytraus (‘77)
  • France A. Davis ( ’77)
  • Patrick Moore (‘77)
  • Richard D. Wood (’77)
  • John “Jackie” Robertson (’78)
  • Kim T. Adamson (’79)
  • Julie Balk (’83)
  • Josie Valdez (’83)
  • Trent Thursby Alvey (’87)
  • June Cline (‘87)
  • Shirley Michel (’87)
  • Mark Wheatley (’89)
  • Ronald Jibson MBA (’91)
  • David Litvack (‘94)
  • William L. Sedgewick (’94)
  • Jim Martin (‘97)
  • Carlos Linares (‘01, MBA ‘05)
  • Jeffery Nelson (MBA ’04)
  • Solomon Awan (’07, MBA ’12)
  • Chris Wharton (’06)
  • Ray Bradford (’07)
  • Ashley Babbitt ( ’10, MSC '16) 

Honorary Alumni

  • Steve Morgan 
  • Michael Bassis 
  • Bob Frankenberg
  • Curt Crowther
  • Mary Crowther 
  • Preston Chiaro  

Alumni Volunteer of the Year

  • Lee Payne (MBA ’03)
  • Noreen Rouillard
  • Stacie Luftkin Whitford (‘92) 
  • Elvira Charles Nelson (‘79, MM ’84) 
  • Susan T. Holt (’73) 
  • Jim Carter (’72)