Congratulations

to our 2020 and 2021 Alumni Award Recipients

Valparaiso University alumni and friends will be honored with 2020 and 2021 Valparaiso University Alumni Association awards during the Alumni Awards Banquet on Friday, Oct. 1. They will also be recognized during the Sunday Worship Service.

Distinguished Alumni Award

This is the highest distinction the Alumni Association can bestow.  This award honors alumni who have enhanced the prestige of the University by virtue of their character, integrity, and nationally recognized personal accomplishments.

 

Allan Schmidt ’59

Denise Harlow ’90

James Torgerson ’76, ’79 J.D.

Alumni Achievement Award

Honors alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their chosen career or area of professional life.

 

Donald P. Lewis, Jr., ’72

Eugene Schoon ’80 J.D.

Donna Livingston Streufert ’61

Christine Zrinsky ’86

Mark Guilfoil ’84

First Decade Achievement

Honors an alumnus and an alumna for outstanding professional achievement, community service and/or service to the University during the first decade following the completion of his/her undergraduate degree. 

 

Lindsey Gilman ’10

Andrew Robinson ’10

Abdullah Pratt ’11

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Honors alumni, under the age of 40, who have enhanced the prestige of the University by virtue of their character, integrity, and personal accomplishments.

 

Sarah Benczik ’07

Neeti Mathur ’06

Erik John “EJ” Ramos ’04

Adam Amin ’20

Homoud Kulaiban ’17

Kristen Kollman ’06 Puchek

Alumni Service Award

Recognizes alumni who have rendered outstanding service to the University.

 

Connie Bruegmann ’42 Felten Bretscher ’71 MALS

Lindsie Jung ’05 Fransen

Lisa Boehm ’98 Rice

Jill VanDalen ’00

Claire Rueffer ’08 Schoepp

Isaac Schoepp ’07

Alumni Community Service Award

Honors alumni who have enhanced the prestige of the University by virtue of their character and integrity through outstanding service in their communities, including religious, civic, or charitable organizations or programs, either local or national in scope and structure.

 

Diane Marten ’72

Dolores “Lorrie” Spruth Woycik ’52

Kimberly Krenzke ’87 Eveler

Thomas Serratore ’15

Partners in Service

Honors individuals who have worked together to jointly render significant service to the University.

 

Linda Davis ’07 Funke

Eric Funke ’04

Linda Olsen ’69 Ertel

Tom Ertel ’70

Honorary Alumni Membership

Honors people who are not alumni, but who exemplify the ideals of achievement and service.

 

Edgar Senne

2019 VUAA Faculty/Staff Award Recipients

Honors alumni who have made a special contribution to the development of Valpo through long-time exemplary service as a University employee for at least 15 years.

OP Kretzmann

Derrick Carter ’75 J.D.

Curt Cichowski ’81 J.D.

Jeanie Ensinger Johnson ’84

Mark Schwehn ’67