Alumni Awards

The Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to present the 2015 Alumni Awards as we honor the accomplishments of our community

  • The Young Alumni Leadership Award is given to recent graduates who have already made noteworthy contributions to their communities, their industry, or their causes.
  • The Distinguished Alumni Citation is awarded to alumni of all ages and backgrounds. Many of Willamette's graduates have made waves in their own ways -- this is the way to showcase them.
  • The Sparks Medallion recipients have demonstrated the commitment to the University embodied by one of our most revered alumni, Lestle J. Sparks '19.

Meet the 2015 Recipients

Harold Bugado ’66

Harold Bugado ’66

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Cindy Bunker ’80, JD’83

Cindy Bunker ’80, JD’83

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Mary Sue Gellatly Short ’64

Mary Sue Gellatly Short ’64

Distinguished Alumni Citation

G. Elton Graves ’69

G. Elton Graves ’69

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Yesenia Gallardo ’09

Yesenia Gallardo ’09

Young Alumni Leadership Award

Elizabeth Phillips ’05

Elizabeth Phillips ’05

Young Alumni Leadership Award

Paul Boaden ’77

Paul Boaden ’77

Lestle J. Sparks Medallion

Nominations for these awards come from you!

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