Alumni

Past Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

The Distinguished Alumni Award, given since 1973, recognizes alumni who have reached the pinnacle of their careers and have brought credit to the University and themselves through their professional accomplishments or community service at local, state, or national levels and extended meritorious service for the advancement and continued excellence of WIU.

2013

Karen Kolodzey | John Garvey

2012

John "Jack" M. Brannigan | Laura J. Janus

2011

Bill Bund | Dave Lumley | Gordon "Gordy" A. Taylor, Jr.

2010

Thomas Nardi

2009

John Hallwas

2008

Samuel Nicholas Oliva

2007

Charles P. Carey | James M. Clary

2006

Larry Mortier | Lorraine Epperson

2005

Michael P. Kelly | Zack Stamp

2004

Alfred D. Boyer | Mary K. O'Brien

2003

John Blackburn | Bruce Gebhardt

2002

Bill Epperly

2001

Dr. Margaret "Moppy" Puricelli Lavery | George H. Stege

2000

William Hamman

1999

Nancy C. Pechloff | John Rosemond

1998

Jim Shipp

1997

Kirk Dillard

1996

Gary Baise | Richard D. Friichtenicht

1995

Stephen B. King

1994

Roger K. Miller | M. Bernadine Porter Mings

1993

David Collins | David A. Crouse

1992

Dan K. Webb

1991

Everett L. Buckardt | Art Chown

1990

Josephine L. Johnson | C. Robert Leininger

1989

Harry F. Mussato | Ron G. Peterson

1988

J. Victor Hopper | William M. Hughes

1987

Robert L. Ferguson | James R. Garner

1986

Ralph C. Wagner

1985

Loren K. Dittus | Clifford Latherow

1984

Russell R. Dohner | William H. Lizdas

1983

Dorothy W. Holland | Maurice G. Kellogg

1982

Daisy Marie Hines | Robert G. Schramm

1981

James F. Whalen

1980

G. Allan Laflin | Donald W. Marshall (posthumously)

1979

Kathryne Pennington | Clyde K. Watson

1978

Amy F. Brown | Teresa F. Glazier | Helen L. Wear

1977

George Gazda | Adrian Hainline Jr.

1976

John Keys

1975

H. Waldo Horrabin | Harry Patia | Ethel Ray

1974

Robert N. Miller | Harry Newburn (posthumously) | Miss Irene Parrotte | Joseph J. Stipanowich

1973

Dorothy L. Dunn | Rena L. Hodgen | Vernon H. Holmes | Leroy T. Morley

1972

Philip W. Myers | Alvin B. Roberts | Hazel VanArsdale

1971

Charles Banks (posthumously) | Marjorie Rich Bordner | Lowell Fisher | John Mowbray

1970

Thomas Booth Jr. | Mary O'Neal

1969

George Baird II | Ted McCarrell

1968

James Grigsby | Ray Page | J. Harold Voshall | C. Rubin Wright

1965

Camilo Osais (Class of 1908)