Congratulations

to our 2019 Alumni Award Recipients

Valparaiso University alumni and friends will be honored with 2019 Valparaiso University Alumni Association awards during the Alumni Awards Banquet on Friday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. 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.

Eric Bittner ’88

Alumni Achievement Award

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

Elizabeth Tatro ’97 Grossart

Richard Pierce ’85

Loren Lorig ’73

Thomas Rossin ’72

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. 

Shannon Speaker ’09 Chaney

Steven Lehmann ’09

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.

Michael Allen ’05, ’08 M.Ed.

Cristal Clark ’02 Brisco

Alumni Service Award

Recognizes alumni who have rendered outstanding service to the University.

Nathan Gordon ’06

Katharine Wehling ’83 J.D.

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.

Elizabeth Hecht ’69 DeMik

Thomas DeMik Hon ’03

Jess Hunter-Bowman ’17 J.D.

Kathleen Ulm ’90

Partners in Service

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

Sylvia Dukles ’62 Luekens 

Tom Luekens ’64

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Honorary Alumni Membership

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

Janet Brown

Todd Ickow

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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