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2017 Alumni Awards

2016 Alumni Awards Banquet

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 6-8:30 p.m.
Ruth Garvey Fink Convocation Hall
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center

$17 for members/$20 non-members
(Online registration coming soon)


2017 Alumni Awards Recipients


Distinguished Service Award
Jeanne Hoferer

This award recognizes alumni who have made personal and professional contributions to society, demonstrated exemplary support to the Washburn University Alumni Association and the community, been of service to humanity, distinguished themselves in their careers and brought honor to Washburn through their accomplishments.

Jeanne Hoferer
bba '80, h '15
Distinguished Service Award
Richard Ross

This award recognizes alumni who have made personal and professional contributions to society, demonstrated exemplary support to the Washburn University Alumni Association and the community, been of service to humanity, distinguished themselves in their careers and brought honor to Washburn through their accomplishments.

Richard Ross
ba '71, jd '75
Lilla Day Monroe Award
Belinda McPherson

This award honors women who have distinguished themselves as teachers, instructors, administrators or benefactors at Washburn and also have given service to the community and/or their chosen professions. The award is named after suffragist, lawyer and publisher Lilla Day Monroe.

Belinda McPherson
Col. John Ritchie Award
Richard Shermoen

This award honors men who have distinguished themselves as teachers, instructors, administrators or benefactors at Washburn and also have given service to the community and/or their chosen professions. The award is named after Col. John Ritchie, who donated the land on which Washburn is built.

Richard Shermoen
Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award
Angel Romero

This award honors recent Washburn graduates who demonstrate leadership in career or civic endeavors and loyalty to Washburn. Recipients of the award must have graduated within the past 10 years.

Angel Romero, Jr.
ba '10, jd '13
Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award
Lora Westling This award honors recent Washburn graduates who demonstrate leadership in career or civic endeavors and loyalty to Washburn. Recipients of the award must have graduated within the past 10 years.
Lora Westling
bba '05, mba '07
Honorary Ichabod Award
Carl Nuzman  
Carl Nuzman