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MBKU Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award Recipients

MBKU Distinguished Alumnus

This award recognizes an alumnus with a degree earned more than 10 years ago, who has achieved great professional prominence in their field and is engaged in the community, furthering the goals of MBKU and their profession.

MBKU Distinguished Young Alumnus

This award recognizes an alumnus with a degree earned in the last 10 years, who has achieved professional prominence in their industry and is engaged in the community, furthering the goals of MBKU and their profession.

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Past Distinguished Alumni Recipients

  • 2019    Carl Boeck, OD, ‘79
  • 2019    Elizabeth Bergman, PA-C, ’16 (Distinguished Young Alumni)
  • 2019    Brian Park, OD, ’14 (Distinguished Young Alumni)
  • 2018    Joshua Terry, OD, ’07
  • 2016     Mitchell T. Munson, O.D., ’86
  • 2014    Abie R. Chadderdon, O.D., ’81
  • 2013    Barton M. Pedersen, O.D., ’63
  • 2012    Dawn M. Miller, O.D., ’83
  • 2011    Bill Simons, O.D., ’82
  • 2010    Philip B. Smith, O.D., ’68
  • 2009    Wiley F. Curtis, O.D., ’82
  • 2008    Gene D. Calkins, O.D., J.D., ’68
  • 2007    Donald E. Jarnagin, O.D., ’70
  • 2006    David T. Wakabayashi, O.D., ’70
  • 2005    Mark M. Morris, O.D., ’63*
  • 2004    Wayne W. Hoeft, O.D., ’59
  • 2003    James L. Cox, O.D., ’67
  • 2002    Duane A. deCroupet, O.D., ’70
  • 2001    Tony Carnevali, O.D., ’75
  • 2000    Rodger T. Kame, O.D., ’62*
  • 1999    Hershel B. Welton, O.D., ’64
  • 1998    Robert L. Gordon, O.D., ’71
  • 1997    Akio Kanai, O.D., ’72
  • 1996    Warren Harvard Low, O.D., ’52
  • 1995    Renald J. Anelle, O.D., ’65
  • 1994    Richard H. Kendall, O.D., ’51
  • 1993    Lynn Caffrey Gabriel, O.D., ’78
  • 1992    Robert L. Severtson, O.D., ’51
  • 1991    L. Earl James, O.D., ’48*
  • 1990    J. Davis Armistead, O.D., ’48
  • 1989    James R. Gregg, O.D., ’48*
  • 1988    Arthur C. Heinsen, O.D., ’48*
  • 1987    Robert F. Kettenhofen, O.D., ’46*
  • 1986    Paul C. Barr, O.D., ’48*
  • 1985    O. Doyle Dannenberg, O.D., ’48*
  • 1984    Harold R. Lutes, O.D., ’38*
  • 1983    Homer H. Hendrickson, O.D., ’38*
  • 1980    Leslie W. Scown, O.D., ’21*
  • 1979    Louis H. Jaques Sr., O.D., ’11*

NOTE: No award was given in 1981 or 1982

*Deceased