Willamette University

Your Peers are at it Again

This year’s alumni award winners, in their own words. We put on receptions for them in their hometowns with all of their friends, and they’re just as cool in real life.


Adam Messinger ’94Adam Messinger ’94
Distinguished Alumni Citation

Angel investor, “technology mentor and innovator,” vice president at Twitter

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Steve Sloop '87Steve Sloop ’87
Distinguished Alumni Citation

Founder, OnTo Technology; lithium-ion battery recycler; future-seer and Earth cleaner-upper

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Noah Horton ’02Noah Horton ’02
Young Alumni Leadership Award

Top 30 Entrepreneur; co-founder, Involver; wise-beyond-his-years software architect

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Julie Branford ’67Julie Branford ’67
Lestle J. Sparks Medallion

Human resources expert, Willamette trustee, quintessential Bearcat advocate

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