Past Winners

Heidelberg University annually honors alumni who have made significant contributions to their community, their professions or to the life of the institution.

Outstanding Alumni Award

Awarded to an alumnus/a in recognition of lifetime accomplishments and contributions to his/her profession, community and society at large. Considered to be the highest alumni award.

2001 Arthur Sutherland Bensell ’34
2001 William R. and Grace Stuckey Brinker ’51
2002 Gary D. Duncan ’67
2003 Randall Buchman ’52
2003 William G. Hime ’48
2004 William A. Allman ’49
2004 Kathleen Geier ’78
2004 William D. Halverstadt ’52
2005 Lucy Boyadjian Janjigian ’55
2005 M. Eugene Gilliom ’54
2006 Frank A. Stone ’49
2007 Robert Armstrong ’61
2007 Dawn Gilbert Reilly ’56
2008 H. Thomas Bartlett ’74
2009 No Winner
2010 Raul Cuero ’71
2010 Stephen Sterrett ’70
2011 Theodore H ’65 and Jane ’64 Hoernemann Hieronymus
2012 Paul '60 and Kay '60 Gamble Assenheimer
2013 Ken Davison '46
2014 George Bang ’55
2015 David Drake '58
2016 Richard and Sandra (Remieres) Glessner '55
2017 Kim Newman, MAE '90
2018 John Q. Adams '58

Alumni of Distinction Award

Awarded to an alumnus/a who has demonstrated excellence in his/her given profession with significant contributions to his/her field of employment. 

2002 Elaine Morrison Shakley ’44
2003 Andrew D. Babinsky ’52
2004 Calvin Dilworth ’57
2004 Bonnie Ruth Shakley Maitlen ’72
2005 Peter I. Hartsock ’69
2006 James G. Randas ’73
2007 George A. Friedley ’50
2007 Susan Ruth Rueger ’76
2008 J. Mark Busch ’82
2009 Anthony Less ’59
2010 Duane Webster ’63
2010 M. Eugene Gilliom ’54
2011 Harriet Stiger-Liles ’44
2012 Paul Volz '58
2013 Mimi Treen '81
2014 Lewis Miller ’60
2015 James Augsburger '70
2016 J. Renn Olenn '66
2017 Barbara Cliffe-Miller ‘81
2018 Denise Seachrist '82

Service Award

Awarded to an alumnus/a, or friend of Heidelberg who has made important contributions to Heidelberg through years of dedicated service. This service is defined as contributions to the existence, perpetuation, and enhancement of Heidelberg.

2001 Ralph ‘59 and Sue ’60 Quellhorst
2003 Donna Fischer Overholt ’57
2004 Jean Fisher Gadd ’54
2005 No Winner
2006 Gerald D. Edwards ’72
2007 David M. Zartman ’57
2008 Fred N. Schuld ’48
2008 David I. Sharp ’57
2009 James D. Evans ’58
2010 Edwin Ayers ’71
2010 Mary Bumann Miller ’60
2011 Ferris ’36 and Dorothy Ohl
2012 J. David Hertzer '61
2013 Bob Youngblood '70
2014 Bob and Shirley Oleson
2015 Peggy Neff Johnson '55
2016 Pam Faber '99, '00, & '04
2017 Ken Fruscella ’84
2018 Dr. Frank Krupka '94

Young Alumni Achievement Award

Awarded to an alumnus/a, who has demonstrated leadership abilities and achieved distinction in his/her respective field of employment and/or service to humankind. (Awarded to an alumnus/a who has already celebrated his/her five-year class reunion but who has not celebrated more than his/her twenty-year class reunion.)

2001 Randall S. Barnes ’89
2002 John L. Frazier ’93
2003 John Buccigross ’88
2003 Pam Lewis Matia ’86
2004 Jennifer Annello Rofrano ’95
2005 Daniel R. Kittle ’98
2005 Daniel E. Krenk ’94
2006 Sara M. Donnersbach ’94
2007 Daniel E. Meyers ’92
2008 Christopher Monsour ’99
2009 Cara Young-Davies ’96
2009 Anietra Hamper ’95
2010 Todd Faulkner '03
2011 No Winner
2012 Jennifer Seminerio '03 & Frank Seminerio '05
2013 Carrie Benedict, ’01; Bobie J. Davis, ’06; John A. Kramer, ’98; Christopher A. Lofquist, ’05; Amber M. Boetefuer Peariso, ’03; Patrick H. Turner, ’06
2014 Nick Omiccioli '06
2016 Krystal Jones '05
2017 Rebecca Denton Shope ’04
2018 Melissa Harrison '02

Legacy Family Award

Awarded to a Legacy Family in recognition of years of faithful and loyal service to Heidelberg. A family that either encompasses two or more generations of Heidelberg alumni or that includes three or more members in one generation among Heidelberg’s alumni is considered to be a legacy.

2001 Mark R. & Mary Brenneman Friedley Family
2002 Kennedy-Hertzer-Hammel-Woods Family
2003 Krammes Family
2004 Williard-Rohrbaugh-Lutterbein Family
2005 Brown Family
2006 King-Alspach-Overholt Family
2007 Shults-Warner Family
2008 Herbster-Winter Family
2009 Kellermeyer-Ahrens-Higgins-Long-Lynn Family
2010 Chidester Family
2011 Barth-Tewart Family
2012 VonKaenel-Schuefler-Gribble-Cooper Family
2013 Vitz-King-Gorrell Family & Castanien-Quellhorst Family
2014 Keller-Shumaker-Brand-Zverina Legacy Family and Ruf-Longaker-Brand-Syler-Zaugg Legacy Family
2015 Harter-Reese Legacy Family
2016 Beck-Frey-Steingass Family
2017 Leiner-Bage Family
2018 Mayer-Longworth-McDonald-Uher Family

Alumni Citation Winners 1971 - 2000

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