Congratulations

to our 2018 Alumni Award Recipients

Valparaiso University alumni and friends will be honored with 2018 Valparaiso University Alumni Association awards during the Sunday morning Worship Service. Read more about them here.

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.

Kraig Olejniczak ’87

Inez A. Parker ’51

Alumni Achievement Award

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

Tim Duerr ’77

Beckie Ramstack ’97 Thompson

Beth Eser Wrobel ’79

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. 

Jonathan Busarow ’08

Meredith Garofalo ’08

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.

Hannah Cartwright ’08

Jason Hallman ’06

Dayna Smoljo ’03 Johnson ’12G

Alumni Service Award

Recognizes alumni who have rendered outstanding service to the University.

Joe Gillen ’75

Ralph Johnson ’59

Norm Volk ’57 ’04 LL.D.

Partners in Service

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

Sylvia Dukles ’62 Luekens 

Tom Luekens ’64

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.

Lorraine Gaunt ’78 Dorough 

Martha Selle ’68 Hartman 

Ted Hartman ’68

Honorary Alumni Membership

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

Janet Brown

Todd Ickow

2018 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

Margaret Franson ’89 MALS

Marcia Gienapp ’73, ’77 JD

Robert Palumbo ’80