Alumni Awards

The Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to recognize the recipients of the 2017 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 2017 Recipients

Jan Bennetts JD'92

Jan Bennetts JD'92

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Jay Desai MBA'89

Jay Desai MBA'89

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Trina Roy '88

Trina Roy '88

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Robert "Rob" Sassor '02

Robert "Rob" Sassor '02

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Reyna Lopez '09

Reyna Lopez '09

Young Alumni Leadership Award
Mark Hoyt JD'92

Mark Hoyt JD'92

Lestle J. Sparks Medallion

Colonel John Rogers '63

Colonel John Rogers '63

Lestle J. Sparks Medallion

Nominations for these awards come from you!

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