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Past Honorees


See the list of Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

Past honorees

Frank and Marie Drown are the Northwestern's 2018 Distinguished Alumni award recipients. 

Distinguished Alumni Award

Recognizes and honors an alumnus/a of University of Northwestern who has demonstrated God-honoring leadership in the home, church, community and in his/her profession.

  • 2018 - Frank '44 & Marie Drown 
  • 2017 - Dick '64 & Jane (Ericson '65) Schirmacher
  • 2016 - Norma (Clipper '48, Spahr) Rogers
  • 2015 - Dalynn (Morton ’94) Hoch
  • 2014 – George Wilson '36
  • 2013 – Laurie (LeGree ’89) Bolthouse
  • 2012 – Christian J. Lingenfelder ’94
  • 2011 – Matt Bostrom '92
  • 2010 – Forrest Williams '50
  • 2009 – Dr. James Cook '52
  • 2008 – Mrs. Irma Warr '55
  • 2007 – Dr. William Eichorst '57
  • 2006 – Arnold "Bud" Lindstrand '54
  • 2005 – Ron Reier F'94
  • 2004 – Alice (Steele) Lentz '42
  • 2003 – Rev. Harold Salem '43
  • 2001 – Mary Jane Ponten '53
  • 2000 – Dr. Elmer Towns '54
  • 1999 – Dr. Ron Soderquist '65
  • 1998 – Steve '61 and Linda Voss '64 Sheldon
  • 1997 – Dr. Harold A. Miller '55
  • 1996 – Ralph Anderson '55 and Eleanor Anderson '50
  • 1995 – Dr. Ralph Neighbour '51
  • 1994 – Brad '81 and Roberta '82 Hansen
  • 1992 – Dr. Rose Voetmann Grindheim Sims '43
  • 1991 – Douglas Gowler '55
  • 1990 – John '45 and Lydia Swyter '41 Rhoads
  • 1989 – Lois Hemmelman Booth '48
  • 1988 – Dr. Kenneth Barker '55
  • 1986 – Robert Lovering '49 Bible School; '65 College
  • 1985 – Barbara Youderian '49
  • 1984 – Chaplain Ervin D. Ingebretson '54
  • 1983 – Dr. Mervin Rosell '33 and Eva Cornelius '39
  • 1982 – Dr. Robert Cleath '50
  • 1981 – Delbert Kuehl '37 and Katherine Beard '30
  • 1980 – Dr. J. Edwin Hartill '36 and George Kraft '37
  • 1979 – Dorothy Hanna '33, Eunice Herbold '51 and Dr. Paul Hendricks '27

Buckles-Hanna Service Award

Recognizes and honors an individual who was or is currently a member of the University of Northwestern community (i.e. faculty, staff, administration, and volunteers) and who has given outstanding service to the Northwestern community and its mission.

  • 2018 - Harv Hendrickson
  • 2017 - Dr. Jerry Beilby
  • 2016 - Dr. Mark Baden
  • 2015 - Dr. Charles and Dr. Helen Aling
  • 2014 – Charles "Chuck" Kuivinen
  • 2013 – Dr. Sara Robertson ’54
  • 2012 – Dr. Barb Lindman
  • 2011 – Neil Stavem '95 Focus; '08 Masters
  • 2010 – Dan Stoltz '83
  • 2009 – Luverne Gustavson '39
  • 2008 – Paul Ramseyer '55
  • 2007 – Gifford Myers '53
  • 2006 – Dr. Kyle Wilson '51
  • 2005 – Dr. Harold Miller '55

Athletic Hall of Fame

The Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes former athletes and coaches for their UNW athletic achievements and evidence of a continuing commitment to the claims of Christ in his/her life.

Past honorees are listed on the unweagles.com website.

Music Hall of Recognition

Recognizes and honors music alumni or department contributors who best exhibit the spirit, integrity, and Christian commitment that exemplify the University of Northwestern – St. Paul and Department of Music, and who have made significant contributions to the field of music, honoring the Department of Music.

  • 2018 - Matt Wilson '99
  • 2017 - Cindy (Gray '87) Martinson
  • 2016 - Harold (Hal) '55 & Patsy Miller '59
  • 2014 – David Osterlund, Ed.D. (Chair '75-'89)
  • 2013 – Terry Esau '78 and Henry Charles Smith
  • 2012 – Rodney J. Loeffler (Chair '03-'08)
  • 2009 – Kenneth Fenton (Chair '91-'03) & Bonnevieve Fentor (Asst. Professor '79-'96)
  • 2002 – Richard Schirmacher '64
  • 2000 – Pauline Thompson Sateren '54
  • 1999 – John L. Benham '64

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