Alumni Awards

The Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to recognize the recipients of the 2018 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 2018 Recipients

Russ Beaton '60

Russ Beaton '60

Lestle J. Sparks Medallion

Mark Hanken '93

Mark Hanken '93

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Ashley Holmer '02

Ashley Holmer '02

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Daniel P. Santos JD'86

Daniel P. Santos JD'86

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Jon Steiner '63

Jon Steiner '63

Distinguished Alumni Citation
Brandon '08 and Kara '08 Adams

Brandon '08 and Kara '08 Adams

Young Alumni Leadership Award

Colby R. Takeda '11

Colby R. Takeda '11

Young Alumni Leadership Award

Nominations for these awards come from you!

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