Alumni Awards

The Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Alumni Awards.

Nominations are due by Friday, June 1, 2018, and awards will be given at Homecoming Weekend 2018 on Sunday, October 21.

If you have any questions, please contact Bailey Carr '09, '12, director of alumni relations & annual giving, at bailey.carr@avila.edu or 816.501.3780.

Outstanding Alumni Award
This award is the highest honor awarded to an alumnus/alumna by the Avila Alumni Association. This award is given to alumni who have achieved distinction through exceptional contributions in their professional or personal lives that have a greater impact on society. This award is intended to recognize both longevity and consistency of accomplishments over one’s lifetime.

Alumni Achievement Award
This award honors alumni who have made special contributions and a positive impact to Avila and live the values of the University.

Alumni Service Award
Awarded to individuals who have outstanding voluntary service outside of Avila, serving the dear neighbor without distinction.

Recent Alumni Award
This award honors alumni who graduated 10 years ago or less with accomplishments of significant importance at an early stage in their career or who has demonstrated leadership by using his or her education to enrich the lives of others and who exemplifies the principles and ideals of Avila University.

Graduate Alumni Award
This award is given to an alumnus/alumna of any of Avila’s graduate programs who exemplifies service, leadership and professionalism in their chosen field.

Honorary Alumnus/Alumna Award
For an individual who has not graduated from Avila, but has served the University in a distinguished manner.

Academic Alumni Award
For those who demonstrate the values of their academic department and Avila University through career and community leadership. Awards are determined by department representatives from the University's schools and college.

Lifetime Board Member Award
Life membership status is conferred to former Alumni Board members in recognition of outstanding and continuing service to the Board and the Alumni Association. Lifetime members become ex-officio members of the Board without voting privileges. A minimum of one year must lapse before a member can be considered for this recognition.

Athletic Hall of Fame
Election to the Athletic Hall of Fame is determined by the Hall of Fame committee. Contact Cristina Cowan, director of Athletics, for details.

2017 AWARDEES

2017 alumni awardees

Outstanding Alumnus Award:
Lisa (Martin) Sackuvich ‘81 

Alumni Achievement Award:
Julie (Vienhage) Weiss '78, '83        

Alumni Service Award:
Mary Kay (Huggins) Whitacre ‘77

Recent Alumni Award:
Katelyn Frakes ‘13

Honored Class Alumni Award: 
Mary Elizabeth (Hessel) Heiman ‘47

Honorary Alumni Award:
Carol Frevert

Graduate Alumni Award:
Jane (Tarasova) House ’97, ’99

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences:
Kristin Astourian-Nixon ‘07

School of Business:
Paul Sullivan ’86

School of Education:
Megan Carnes ’07, ’13

School of Nursing:
Lisa (Patty) Susunaga ‘07

School of Professional Studies:
Chantell Garrett ‘12

School of Science & Health:
Kelley (Morris) McDonald ‘00

School of Visual & Communication Arts:
Marie (Sheets) Baldwin ‘06

2016 AWARDEES

2016 alumni awardees

Outstanding Alumnus Award
Edith Messina '66 '06

Alumni Achievement Award
Mary Morrow-Bax '64

Alumni Service Award
Alice Jo Kitchen '67

Recent Alumni Award
Louis Alvarado '06

Honorary Alumni Award
Nicole Nicoll, CSJA

Graduate Alumni Award
Chaur Jacobson '06

Honored Class Alumni Award
Stuart Lindeman '86

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Alumni Award
Lucas Wiester '04

School of Business Alumni Award
Tom Mays '91

School of Education Alumni Award
Monique Gutierrez '10

School of Nursing Alumni Award
Caryl Goodyear-Bruch '79

School of Professional Studies Alumni Award
Cyndie O'Bleness '07

School of Science & Health Alumni Award
Larry Litle '85, '91

School of Visual & Communication Arts Alumni Award
Emilee Bilyeu Rehling '10
 

2015 AWARDEES

2015 alumni awardees

Outstanding Alumnus Award
Christine Ojile ’82

Alumni Achievement Award
Jean Buchanan ’76

Alumni Service Award
Janice McBrien Regan ’63

Recent Alumni Award
Ashley Henson ’09

Honorary Alumni Award
Sr. Ruth Stuckel

Graduate Alumni Award
Jennifer Delaney ’05

Honored Class Alumni Award
Terry Egelhoff ’65 
Ann Coleman ’75 
Sr. Margaret Vincent ’85 
Beth Heide ’95 
Sarah Fohn ’05

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Alumni Award
Rebecca Yonker ’14

School of Business Alumni Award
Lisa York ’12, ’14

School of Education Alumni Award
Linda Tilton ’91

School of Nursing Alumni Award
Sr. Mary Margaret Lazio ’70

School of Professional Studies Alumni Award
Brandi Riggs ’06

School of Science & Health Alumni Award
Dr. Michael Marx ’80

School of Visual & Communication Arts Alumni Award
Janice Mead ’06

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  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award

 

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