Distinguished Alumni


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.

Nominate an Alum for the Distinguished Alumni Award

Nominations for the 2020 awards are due by August 1, 2019

Nominee Information

Nominator Information

Past Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Lowell Judson Farmer (’56)
  • Roberta Roberts Patrick (’56)
  • Bill Mouskondis ('57)
  • 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)
  • Tofi Ta'afua (Honors '01, MBA '00)
  • Jeffery Nelson (MBA ’04)
  • Solomon Awan (’07, MBA ’12)
  • Chris Wharton (’06)
  • Ray Bradford (’07)
  • Ashley Babbitt ( ’10, MSC '16) 
  • Patrick Mullen ('10)
  • Scott Beck (MBA '94)
  • Michelle Leo Cousins ('02, MPC '12)
  • Marlene M. von Friedrichs-Fitzwater ('82)

Honorary Alumni

  • Steve Morgan 
  • Michael Bassis 
  • Bob Frankenberg
  • Curt Crowther
  • Mary Crowther 
  • Preston Chiaro  
  • Alan Rogers
  • Bill Orchow

Outstanding Alumni Volunteer

  • Lee Payne (MBA ’03)
  • Noreen Rouillard
  • Stacie Luftkin Whitford (‘92) 
  • Elvira Charles Nelson (‘79, MM ’84) 
  • Susan T. Holt (’73) 
  • Jim Carter (’72)
  • Stephanie Tobey ('98, MBA '00)
  • Rodney Glore ('16)