Alumni Awards

Citation of Merit

The purpose of the Alumni Citation of Merit is to recognize the lifetime achievement of outstanding McPherson College Alumni.

Recipients

2022: Jeff Bach ‘79, Roger Trimmell ‘73, Annette Burkholder Van Blaricum ‘68

2021: W. Ethmer Erisman ’46, Dwight Hill ’53, Eleanor Draper Hubbard ’62, and Dale ’72 and Christy Young ’76 Dowdy

2019: Ron ’77 & Robin ’79 Hovis, Lois Neher ’51 and Gerald Neher ’52 Posthumously, Stephen ’76 & Paula ’78 Vincent

2018: Bob & Susan Boehle McKellip ‘78, Glenn Walker ‘68, Paul Ediger ‘63

2017: Gene ’72 & Sheryl Kenton ’73 Railsback, Daryl K. Beam ’78, Virginia Horn Luty ’78

2016: LaVona Thralls Schnaithman ’49, Jeane Shively Sittner ’57, Merrin J. Godfrey ’71

2015: Dr. Jean Lichty Hendricks ’69, Larry Martin ’70, Roberta Strickler ’70

2014: June Forsyth Switzer ’59, Stephen Mohler ’64, Leslie Shenefelt ’69

2013: David ’61 and Bonnie ’68 Fruth; Phil ’65 and Pearl ’67 Miller; and Bill ’65 and Lois ’64 Grove

2012: Harold ’62 & Lynda ’61 Connell, John Ferrell ’51, Eldred Kingery ’72

2011: Vincette Goerl ’71, R. Dean Elliott ’66 and ’71, P. Lee Miller ’66

2010: Don Goodfellow ’55, Vida Werner Snavely ’65, Dr. Mark Melhorn ’75

2009: G. Eddie Ball ’54, Gene Elliott ’59, Sonja Sherfy Griffith

2008: Val Cheatham ’58, Robert Klockars ’68

2007: Dr. Clifton Baile ’62, Dr. Gilford Ikenberry ’52, Ms. Patricia Stauffer Nippert ’72

2006: Vernon Dossett ’56, Elva Jean Naylor ’46, Charles Horner ’66, Cynthia Mines ’77, Mike Rausch ’66

2005: Rev. C. LeRoy Doty ’50, Dr. William Goering ’55, Dr. Winston Goering ’50, Rex Morris ’60, Geraldine S. Tharrington Willcuts ’45

 

Nominate an alum for the Citation of Merit Award.

Young Alumni

The purpose of the Young Alumni Award is to recognize achievement and potential for accomplishment of McPherson College young alumni.

Recipients

2022: Billy Jamison ‘88, Bruce Lolling ‘95, Andrea Herrera ‘00

2021: Craig Henderson ’91, Jon Paden ’91, Elizabeth Stover Lucore ‘02

2019: Jason Pendleton ‘92, Jessica Everton ‘96, Rana Salman ‘01

2018: Myron Stine ‘94, Rahila Weed ‘95, Joseph-Vincent V. Blas ‘05

2017: Erin Cassidente ’97, Gina Railsback McGowan ’97, Nathanael Lander ’02

2016: Todd Frankenbery ’91, Kristen Flory Reynolds ’91, Jim VanGoethem ’91

2015: Erika Kitzel Saffer ’95, Omar Mireles ’04, Nick Griggs ’05

2014: Carolyn Masterson ’84, Carine Ullom ’84, Barry McMillan ’94

2013: Ryan Wenzel ’98, Dallas Blacklock ’03, Jenny Williams ’88

2012: Mark Baus ’82, Jonathan Klinger ’02, Tracy Stoddart Primozich ’97

2011: Kathy Mack ’86, Randy Semadeni ’91, Monica Embers ’95

2010: Paul Neher ’80, Wylene Gaeddert Lengel ’80, Rebecca Ullom ’00

2009: Siri Harrell ’89, Glen Snell ’84, Paula Worley ’94

2008: Tom King ’77, Paula Vincent ’78, Dan Masterson ’83

2007: Doug Lengel ’82, Shannan Kirchner-Holmes ’92, Jenny Stover-Brown ’97

2006: audio Roy Winter ’86, Vic Ullom ’90, Dennis Kingery ’96

2005: Rev. Gail Erisman Valeta ’80, Dr. Floy Evon Detwiler (Ditmars) ’75

2004: Craig E. Holman ’79; Brad Elliott ’89; and Barbara Sayler ’89

2003: Marty Ward ’78; Ronda Switzer Neher ’83; and Bruce Appel ’83

 

Nominate an alum for the Young Alumni Award.

Teacher Ed Fellow

Dayton Rothrock Teacher Education Alumni Fellow This award will be granted annually to a McPherson College graduate from the teacher education program. Nominees may be currently serving as an educator or have retired after many years of service to the profession.

Recipients

2011: Anna Johnson ’95

2010: Bruce Lolling ’95, Bruce Spitzer ’84

2009: Ann Baus ’83, Martin Ward ’78

2008: Marlo Oltman ’58, Jason Pendleton ’92

2007: Harriet Hill ’70, Cindy Pressnall ’94

2006: Sue Boldra ’71, Christy Carter

2005: Eric Hadley ’92

 

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Hall of Fame

Established in 1999, the McPherson College Hall of Fame honors those who displayed athletic excellence and service to the community. It is the highest honor one can receive in Bulldog Athletics. Inductions are made yearly during the Homecoming festivities held on campus at McPherson College.

Hall of Fame Recipients