Former Alumni Award Recipients

This award is given to alumni who have (1) achieved distinction in their chosen field; and (2) by application of principles fostered at Berea have done much to enrich the lives of others.

2019    Dr. James Gaines ’56

2019    Jack Roush ’64

2019    Larry Allen ’78

2018    Jim Branscome ’68

2017     Bill Daugherty ’76

2017    Dr. Charles F. Haywood ’49

2017    Ann Beard Grundy ’68

2017    Dr. Robert Auerbach ’49

2016    David Welch ’55

2016    Dr. Miles Hayes ’57

2015    Michael S. Clark ’67

2015    Dr. Jack C. Blanton ’57

2014    Charles “Burt” Boyer Fd’58

2014    Dr. Robert M. Mayberry ’76

2014    Dr. Sumit K. Ganguly ’77

2013    Dr. Karen L. McElmurray ’80

2013    C. Dean ’55 and Nina Crabtree Cornett ’61

2013    Dr. Warren E. Bulman ’48

2012    Dr. Charlotte Faye Beason ’70

2011    Dr. Patrick E. Napier ’49

2011    Dr. Harold L. Moses ’58

2011    Dr. Wallace Campbell ’66

2011    Terry L. Allebaugh ’91

2010    Virgie Mahaffey McIntyre ’45

2010    Dr. Robert Ling ’61

2010    Dr. Virgil Eldon Ball ’70

2009    Violet Johnson Farmer ’61

2009    Dr. Bill Best ’59

2008    Jerry B. Hale ’73

2008    Dr. Buelon Moss ’60

2007    Dr. Donna Dean ’69

2007    Dr. Kyoko Iitaka ’59

2007    Peter McNeill ’51

2006    Dr. Paul S. Peercy ’61

2006    Dr. Harry Stambaugh ’50

2006    Dr. H.H. Cheng ’56

2005    Dr. George Lester ’54

2005    Dr. Douglass Watts ’65

2005    Dr. Brad Crain ’65

2004    W.M. “Mac” Davis ’50

2004    Dr. Chella David ’61

2003    Robert Gene Lawson ’61

2003    Stephen Bow ’53

2002    Charles Timberlake ’57

2002    Bill Hinchman ’43

2001    David Shelton ’69

2000   Eddie Kennedy ’68

2001   Muse Watson ’71

2000  Harvey and Doris Hinkle Musser ’55

1999    Joyce VanSant Judge ’57

1999    Rev. Raymond Gibson ’45

1998    Bernie K. Peace ’54

1998    Wendell White ’58

1997    Dr. Steele Mattingly ’50

1997    Judy Stewart Martin ’67

1996    Dr. O. Glenn Hall ’57

1996    Dr. John Auxier ’51

1996    Dr. Rolande Goode ’46

1996    Dr. Constance Willard Williams ’56

1995    Dr. Tom Kim ’52

1995    R. Elton White ’65

1995    Dr. Grover C. Miller ’50

1994    Dr. Alice Manicur ’54

1994    Dr. Rachel Keen Clifton ’59

1993    Albert Stewart ’36

1993    Dr. Harold Rosenbaum ’41

1992    Dr. H.B. Clark ’37

1992    Dr. Jack Hale ’49

1991    Rosemary Maxie Weddington ’53

1991    Jack Buchanan ’46

1990    Charles McNeer ’50

1989    Dr. John Haun ’48

1989    Dr. Franklin ’49 and Betty Parker Parker ’50

1988    Dr. Russell I. Todd ’23

1988    Dr. G. Samuel Hurst ’47

1987    Dr. Jack Reese ’51

1987    Dr. John Bennett Fenn ’37

1986    Louise Garner Brock ’34

1986    Harvey ’36 and Jessie Hamm Meyer ’33

1985    Dr. Sarah Hamilton Sell ’34

1985    Bishop R. Kern Eutsler ’40

1984    Dr. Badgett Dillard ’49

1984    M. Elizabeth Culbreth ’64

1983    Dr. Leonard Roberts ’39

1983    Harriet Simpson Arnow ’28

1983    Bradley Kincaid V’20, A’22

1982    Rubynelle Waldrop Thyne ’56

1982    Charles Counts ’56

1981    Dr. Robert R. Blake ’40

1981    Dr. James E. Colvard ’58

1980    Dr. James S. Burton ’58

1980    Dr. Dean W. Colvard ’58

1979    Dr. James S. Brown ’37

1979    Willie Fay Allen Spurlock ’30

1978    Dr. James W. Turpin V-5 ’45-’46

1977    Earl G. Robbins A’28, ’32

1977    E.R. Brann ’42

1976    Dr. Ralph C. John ’41

1976    Dr. Dwight L. Blackburn ’49

1975    Dr. Edward B. Cooper ’30

1974    Dr. George W. McKinney Jr. ’42

1974    Rev. J. Clyde Wheeler ’34

1973    Dr. Stanley Wall ’38

1973    Tharon Musser ’46

1972    Dr. Charles G. Hamilton ’25

1972    Fred J. Burkhard ’35

1971    Irene Holcombe Clark ’36

1971    Dr. Charles E. Bishop ’46

1970    Billy Edd Wheeler ’55

1970    Dr. Luther M. Ambrose ’20

1969    William B. Welsh ’49

1969    Dr. Raymond M. Cable ’29

1968    Rev. C. McCoy Franklin ’20

1968    Dr. Ralph W. Phillips ’30

1967    Dr. James M. Moler ‘’32

1967    Dr. A. C. Russell ’28

1966    John and Ethel Adams N’28, A’31

This award is given to alumni during or prior to their twentieth class reunion year, and whose achievements in career, public service and volunteer activities are worthy of recognition and have brought honor to Berea College.

2016    Christian Motley ’09

2016    Charles Badger ’11

2015    Mae Suramek ’95

2015    Cara Stewart Green ’03

2014    Regina Ann Fugate ’02

2013    DeJuana L. Thompson ’05

2013    Vernon Johnson ’03

2012    Katherine Silver Kelly ’91

2011    Kathryn Coughlin ‘95

2010    Joshua Powell ’97

2010    Dr. Ronnie Nolan ’95

2009    Della Justice ’93

2008    Donna Sabino Butt ’90

2007    Corey Craig ’97

2006    Alfreddie Hasan Davis ’92

2006    Major David L. Peeler Jr. ’88

2005    Dr. Paul White ’89

2005    Jeanette Humphrey Byrd ’89

2004    Michael Murphy ’84

2003    William Jones ’95

2002    Wade Biddix ’82

2001    Willie Parker ’86

2000   Tracy E. Thompson ’80

1999    Gary Chapman ’84

1999    Christopher O. Hines ’84

1998    Mike Caudill ’78

1997    Vickie Elaine Allums ’79

1996    Jerry Gilbert ’78

1996    Steve Ridder ’81

1995    Diane Artist ’80

1995    Drexel Sammons ’80

1994    Dr. William Johnstone ’74

1994    Roger Marcum ’74

1994    Justine Conley ’80

1993    Vance Blade ’82

1993    H. A. Musser ’80

1993    Bob Hawks ’77

1992    Judge B. Wilson II ’78

1992    Laura Menefee ’76

1992    Jewrette Y. Johnson ’77

This award is given to alumni who have rendered outstanding service to, and demonstrated loyal interest in, Berea College.

2019    Peter S. Thoms ’55

2017     Larry Woods ’75

2016     Janie Adams Frazier ’72

2012     Brenda Williams Guy ’79

2012     Elizabeth Culbreth ’64

2011     Frances Nichols Rogers ’66

2011     Dr. P. Clayton ’61 and Dr. Linda Stewart Rivers ’62

2008     Hilda Karlsson Roderick ’48

2007     Judy Ann Coates Fray ’67

2005     William White ’65

2004    Truman ’61 and Joyce Barnes Fields ’61

2002    George Wayne Eisenhour ’41

2001    Virgina Ferrill Piland ’43

2000    E.R. Brann ’42

1998    James Crase ’58

1998    Mildred (Dink) Gorman Allen ’38

1997    Marolyn Olson Dunlap ’52

1997    Nelvia Lowe Hunt ’52

1997    William Allender ’43

1996    Kathryn Dick Christopher ’28

1996    Jessie Reasor Zander ’54

1996    William S. Murphy A’29, ’33

1996    Roberta Larew Allison ’45

1995    Charles Crowe ’70

1994    Helena Jacobs Mink ’51

1993    Dr. Charles Haywood ’49

1993    Dean ’35 and Martha Colvard ’34

1993    L. T. ’41 and LaVerna McClure ’41

1992    David ’55 and Joyce Loy Welch ’55

1992    Helen David Hieronymus ’46

1991    Guy Wesley ’41

1990    Lily Bennett McGinty ’36

1990    Jack and Ann Saylor Mullins ’40

1990    Judy Drukker Stammer ’30

1989    Mildred Faulkner Dawn ’35

1989    Lillie Mae Crouch Walters ’27

1989    James “Pop” Hollandsworth ’37

1988    John Bill A’36, ’40 and Flora Allen ’40

1987    Wilson ’30 and Ellen Best Evans ’30

1987    Moir ’38 and Virgie Ferrell Pilson ’36

1986    Earl Robbins ’32

1984    Dr. Key L. Barkley ’26

1984    Dr. Hugh Mahaffey ’24

1984    Margaret Dizney A’11

1984    J. Ernest Hill ’36

1982    Porter Gray ’25

1982    Dr. Kearney R. Adams ’41

This award is given to non-alumni in recognition of their outstanding service to, and demonstrated loyal interest in, Berea College.

2021    Jeff Reed

2020   Joanne Singh

2020   Dr. Chad Berry

2019    Silas House

2018    Lavoyed Hudgins

2017    Keith Bullock

2017    Dr. Kathy Bullock

2017    Gary McCormick

2017    Carl Carpenter

2015    Fred Baker

2014    Melissa S. Osborne

2012    Dr. Stephen C. and Sandra S. Bolster

2011    Robert J. Lewis

2010    Jeffrey S. Amburgey

2010    Duane and Betty High

2010    Linda DuRand

2009    Dr. William A. Laramee

2008    Dr. Larry D. and Nancy Shinn

2008    Bill Bowman

2004    Dr. Richard Drake

2004    Glennis Walker

2003    Ed Fitzgerald

2002    Molly Levey

2002   Dr. Maureen Flannery

2001    Charles and Annette Tinnin

2001     Rev. Lee Morris

2000    Ora Lee Hill

2000   Ruth Butwell

1999    Happy Booker

1998    Wenona Thoma George

1998    Dr. Paul Hager

1998    Roland Wierwille

1997    Dr. Noel Stephens

1997    Dr. John Hall

1997    Alice Van Krevelen

1996    Dorothy Chrisman

1996    John Chrisman

1996    Dr. Robert Johnstone

1996    Mrs. C. B. Hall

1995    Rev. Randy Osborne

1995    Dr. Cleo Charles

1995    Amanda Walker

1994    Dr. Phillip V. Spears

1994    Jack Marema

1994    Rude Osolnik

1994    Dr. James Orwig

1993    Leigh Jones

1993    Dr. John B. and Jane Stephenson

1993    Orville and Anne Boes

1992    Dorothy Grossman

1992    Les and Mary Lou Pross

1991    Martha Wylie Pride

1991    Tom and Janet Kreider

1990    John King

1990    George Kavanaugh

1990    John and Maxine Kessler

1989    Ethel Singleton

1988    Gerrin Barnes

1988    Clara McDonald

1987    Charles Allen

1987    Hazel Lincoln

1987    Charity Comingore

1986    Agnes Aspnes

1986    Minnie Maude Macauley

1985    Richard T. and Mary Hougen

1985    Sarah Firor

1985    Alonzo Ballard

1984    Dr. Dorothy Gates

1984    Dr. Charles Harris

1983    Dr. Pat W. Wear

1983    Dr. Charlotte P. Ludlum

1982    Dr. Oscar H. Gunkler

1982    Willis and Anne Weatherford

1981    Ira J. and Ethel Martin

1981    Elvin Combs

1981    Al and Jean Perrin

1981    Laverna Faulkner McClure

1980    Adelaide Gundlach

1980    Anna Mae Shumaker

1980    Faunice Hubble

1980    Bessie Dyke

1979    Dr. Kenneth H. Thompson

1979    Margaret Belknap Allen

1979    Freda Wyatt

1978    Dr. Rolf Hovey

1978    Dr. George S. and Marie Noss

1978    William E. and Nona Barlow Newbolt

1977    Ethel Capps

1976    Dr. Howard B. Monier

1976    Dr. Charles E. Pauck

1976    Julian and Hilde Capps

1975    Dr. Jerome Hughes

1975    Allan T. Morreim

1974    Dr. Louis Smith

1970    Norbert “Newt” Stammer

1969    Dr. W. Gordon Ross

1964    Mr. and Mrs. “Pap” Foster Adams

(prior to 1998 this was known as the Award of Special Merit)

This award is given to alumni who have been employed by Berea College and are recognized for their outstanding service, demonstrated loyal interest and extraordinary quality of work to the Berea College family.

2019     Sharyn Richards Mitchell FD ’65 BC ’69

2019     Virgil Burnside ’74 & Dr. Jackie Grisby Burnside ’74

2017     Dr. Mike Johnson ’73

2015    Dreama Gentry ’89

2014    Amy Carter Shehee ’91

2014    Carolyn Castle ’70

2012    Mae Suramek ’95

2007    Lynn Murphree ’67

2005    Susan Curtis Vaughn ’65

2005    Rebecca Nelson ’65

2004    Barbara Goddard ’48

2003    Carl Thomas ’78

2002    Chuck Morgan ’67

2001    Dr. Don Hudson ’65

2001    Paul David Nelson ’65

2000   Becky Henderson ’62 and John Cook ’60

2000   Sidney Saylor Farr ’80

1999    Dr. Smith T. Powell ’61

1999    James R. Masters ’58

1999    Betty Hyatt Olinger ’69

1998    Mary Goodrich Halstead Fd’48

1998    Rod Bussey ’63

1997    William Ramsay ’52

1997    Edith Calico Puckett ’41

1996    Dorothy Coffey Wierwille ’55

1996    Louise Gibson ’55

1995    Barbara Byrd ’56 and Paul Power ’58

1994    Dr. D. Warren Lambert ’48

1994    Marjorie Gabbard Hylton  ’49

1993    Loyal Jones ’54

1993    Bob Menefee ’40

1992    Janie Ramsay ’34

1991    Julia Woodfin Smith ’31

1991    Guy Wesley ’41

1990    Mildred Roberts ’25

1989    Mary Lee Wynn Buckley ’27

1989    George Arthur Dick Fd’26 A’29

1988    Carl Ford ’34

1988    Kathryn Dick Christopher ’28

1988    Dr. Carl Kilbourne ’43

1988    Louise Scrivner ’47

1987    Dorothy Tredennick ’41

1987    Sally Wilkerson ’42

1986    Homer Biggerstaff A’17, ’21

1986    Lena Mae Elkin V’24

1986    Maude Ledford A’23, ’28

1986    Lillian M. McGuire A’33, ’38

1985    Virginia Auvil ’31

1983    Dr. Feaster Wolford ’23

1983    Ben Welsh ’24

1982    Ted and Margaret Kraatz Wright ’31

1982    R. Maureen Faulkner ’26

1981    Dr. J. Bates ’25 and Eleanor Knight Henderson ’25

1981    Dr. L. T. McClure ’41

1980    Gilbert Roberts ’30

1979    Francis and Louise Hutchins Hon. ’67

1979    Betty Stephens Lamb ’59

1979    Coach Clarence Wyatt ’33

1978    John ’17 and Maude Kilbourne A’12

1977    Ruth Woods ’25

1976    Judy Drukker Stammer ’30

1976    Clyde and Elsie Jones ’21

1975    Jerome Hughes Hon. ’75

1975    W. Gordon Ross Hon. ’69

1975    Wilson and Ellen Best Evans ’30

1973    Roy M. Walters ’27