2014 Meritorious Service and Young Alumni Achievement Award Winners. From left to right: Jennifer Gillette '99, Brendan Ripp '99, Erin Hardy Burns '99, James Weaver '64, President Janet Morgan Riggs '77, Robert Joseph '69, Douglas Stuart '04 and Charlie Scott '77.
The Alumni Association presents several awards each year in an effort to recognize and honor outstanding alumni.
Nominations for the 2016 awards are due Friday, November 13, 2015.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor a maximum of four people each year for their professional and/or civic accomplishments post-Gettysburg. It's basically our "Alumni Hall of Fame," and includes people like Nobel Laureate Michael Bishop '57, UNICEF Executive Dir. Carol Bellamy '63 and Academy-Award nominated cinematographer Owen Roizman '58. The awards are given during Commencement Weekend.
- The 2014 awardees were John L. Esterhai '68, David L. Hamilton '63, Steven G. Littleson '83 and Frank S. Martin '63
- All recipients, 1962-2014
- The 50th Anniversary of the Distinguished Alumni Awards was celebrated at Homecoming 2012. See highlights.
The Meritorious Service Awards honor two people each year for their volunteer contributions to the College over a significant period of time.
The Young Alumni Achievement Awards honor four "Young Alumni", defined as those who graduated within the last 15 years, for professional achievement in the areas of Career Development and Service to Gettysburg College.
- The 2014 awardees were Jennifer Gillette '99 and Brendan Ripp '99 for Career Development and Erin Hardy Burns '99 and Douglas Stuart '04 for Service.
- All recipients, 1982-2014.
The Phyllis Hicks Utterback Silent Leader Award was awarded to Helen Hohman '75 at the February 2012 Alumni Board of Director's meeting. Pictured to the right are Charlie Scott '75, Alumni Association Board President, and Helen Hohman.