Alumni Awards

The Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to recognize the recipients of the 2016 Alumni Awards.

  • 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 2016 Recipients

Roy Chapin '61

Roy Chapin '61

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Nancy Weeks Federici '60

Nancy Weeks Federici '60

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Catharine Newbury '66

Catharine Newbury '66

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Amanda Helfer '08

Amanda Helfer '08

Young Alumni Leadership Award

Don Brown '68 & Carol Anne Brown '67

Don Brown '68 & Carol Anne Brown '67

Lestle J. Sparks Medallion

Peter Wallmark

Peter Wallmark

Lestle J. Sparks Medallion

Nominations for these awards come from you!

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