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Past Honorees


See the list of Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

Past honorees

Bill '81 and Lisa (Berwald '83) Abeler were Northwestern's 2019 Distinguished Alumni award recipients.

Frank and Marie Drown were 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.

2019 – Bill '81 & Lisa (Berwald '83) Abeler

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 & Linda Voss '64 Sheldon

1997 – Dr. Harold A. Miller '55

1996 – Ralph Anderson '55 & 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 & 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 & Eva Cornelius '39

1982 – Dr. Robert Cleath '50

1981 – Delbert Kuehl '37 & Katherine Beard '30

1980 – Dr. J. Edwin Hartill '36 & George Kraft '37

1979 – Dorothy Hanna '33, Eunice Herbold '51 & 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.

2019 – David K. Johnson '57

2018 – Harv Hendrickson

2017 – Dr. Jerry Beilby

2016 – Dr. Mark Baden

2015 – Dr. Charles & 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.

2019 – Dr. April Fredrick '02

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 & 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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