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Alumni of the Year

In order to best celebrate the achievements of our Alumni of the Year, we will only have one award per year. Since 2008, Covenant has awarded Alumni of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Young Alumni of the Year. While these awards acknowledge important facets of alumni service and accomplishments, we desire to more fully celebrate one individual or couple. We invite you to scroll through the previous Alumni of the Year recipients listed below, and please click here to nominate someone for the 2020 Alumni of the Year award.

 

2019

Alumni of the Year: Mary '68 and Steve ‘69 Kaufmann
Volunteer of the Year: Michael Ann and Thomas Chapman ‘87
Young Alumni of the Year: Megan Hulse '16

 

2018

Alumni of the Year: Rebecca ’74 and David Morton ’75
Volunteer of the Year: Kenny Lee ’81
Young Alumni of the Year: Michael Rhodes ’08

 

2017

Alumni of the Year: Bob Harbert '78
Volunteer of the Year: Beth Anderson Nedelisky '03
Young Alumni of the Year: Enoch Elwell '10

 

2016

Alumni of the Year: Joanna Taft '85
Volunteers of the Year: Nathan ’10 & Jessica Jelgerhuis Newman ’08
Young Alumni of the Year: Anna Hollidge ’13

 

2015

Alumni of the Year: Todd Erickson ’87
Volunteer of the Year: Christy Nickisch-Hummel ’94
Young Alumni of the Year: Michael Kendall ’11, Libby O’Neil ’08, & Evelyn Petcher ’10

 

2014
Alumni of the Year: J. Render ’69 & Linda Jackson Caines ’69
Volunteer of the Year: Meredith Allison Rector ’08
Young Alumni of the Year: Matthew Annessi ’08

 

2013
Alumni of the Year: Jim ’62 & Evie Moore Conrad ’68
Volunteers of the Year: Scott ’89 & Amy Marshall Dillon ’89
Young Alumni of the Year: Dave ’09 & Heather Nation Hess ’09

 

2012
Alumni of the Year: David ’62 & Eleanor Rowen Fiol ’63
Volunteer of the Year: Sarah Jane Creech ’07
Young Alumni of the Year: Sheldon Grizzle ’03

 

2011
Alumni of the Year: Allen Duble ’58
Volunteer of the Year: Jenny Cromartie ’77
Young Alumni of the Year: Christy Norwood ’03

 

2010
Alumni of the Year: Rebecca Painter '94
Volunteer of the Year: Wendy Strassner Allison ’78
Young Alumni of the Year: Andrew Strickenburg ’07

 

2009
Alumni of the Year: Steve ’85 and Mary Lutz Smallman ’85
Volunteer of the Year: Kathy Neal Harris ’71
Young Alumni of the Year: Peter Brinkerhoff ’04

 

2008
Alumni of the Year: George Robertson '88
Volunteer of the Year: Bethany Rowe '02
Young Alumni of the Year: John Sweet '00

 

2007
T. March Bell '78

 

2006
Peter Polk '76

 

2005
Joanita Cutten '57

 

2004
Frederick McFarland ’71

 

2003
Bruce Fiol ’60

 

2002
Bill Davis '82

 

2001
Virginia Grace Strom '72

 

2000
Paul Meiners '72
Liz (Mahlow '74) Meiners

 

1999
Jim Grauley '82

 

1998
Gordon Sluis '75
Bob DeMoss '80

 

1997
Brian Bays '81

 

1996
Shayne Fite '70

 

1995
Sara Drexler '78

 

1994
Phil Barnes '79

 

1993
Mark Gornik '85

 

1992
Patricia Lindley '72

 

1991
Rob Rayburn '72

 

1990
Rudy and Collyn Schmidt

 

1989
Charles Neal '75
Mark Belz '65

 

1988
Mike Cromartie '76

 

1987
Jack Muller '64

 

1986
David Peterson '62

 

1985
Jane Young '57

 

1984
Betty Herron '71

 

1983
James Ward '72

 

1982
Priscilla Strom '72

 

1981
Don Davis '70

 

1980
Arline Cadwell '67

 

1979
Randy Nabors '72

 

1978
Charlie Cox '64

 

1977
Joel Belz '62

 

1976
Phyllis Crooks '63

 

1975
Larry Falcon '72

 

1974
David Fiol '61

 

EdenThistle

Six years ago, Marshall ’08 and Katherine Whitmire Teague ’06 thought they would spend the rest of their lives in Oregon. Today they live on Lookout Mountain, where they operate a sustainable farm called EdenThistle.

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