Distinguished Alumni

The School of Business established the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998 to honor outstanding alumni and friends. Award recipients are chosen from the nominations of other alumni and the school’s Board of Advisors and selected on the basis of their business activities and the service to their communities and to the school.

2019

Tom Bené
1984—Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Frank Friedman
1979—Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting

 

2018

Jerry Jennett
1963—Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Robert "Bob" Taylor
1969—Bachelors of Science in Mathematics, Economics

 

2017

Gary Padgett
1955—Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Mike Thompson
1972—Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

 

2016

Wayne J. Boeckman
1972—Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting

Doug Miller
1971—MBA

James K. Schwartz
1984—Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting

 

2015
Tim Barton

1989—Bachelor of Science in Business

Roshann Parris
1986—MBA

 

2014
John B. Dicus

1983—Bachelor of Science in Business
1984—MBA

Don Hall Jr.
1983—MBA

 

2013

Roger Davis
1972—Bachelor of Science in Business

Chris Lynch
1979—Bachelor of Science in Business

 

2012
David Booth
1969—Master of Science in Business

David Murfin
1975—Bachelor of Science in Business

 

2010

Jill Sadowsky Docking
1983—MBA

Jim L. Martin
1952—Bachelor of Science in Accounting

 

2009

Joe C. Morris
1961—Bachelor of Science in Business

William B. Taylor
1967—Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Business
1969—Masters in Accounting

 

2008

Stephen A. “Tony” Batman
1979—Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Peter C. Brown
1979—Bachelor of Science in Business

 

2007

William R. Docking
1977—MBA

Robert S. Kaplan

1979—Bachelor of Science in Business

 

2006

V. Parker Lessig
1966—MBA
1970—Ph.D. in Business

H. Joseph Reitz Jr.
1960—Bachelor of Science in Business

 

2005

Howard E. Cohen
1979—Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Business

Clifford W. Illig
1973—Bachelors of Science in Business and Accounting

 

2004

Kent C. McCarthy
1980—Bachelors of Science in Business and Accounting
1981—MBA

M.D. “Mike” Michaelis
1968—Bachelor of Science in Business
1969—MBA, emphasis in Finance

 

2003

Robert G. Billings (Honorary)
1960—Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History

R. Michael Beatty
1959—Bachelor of Science in Business

 

2002

Fred Ball
1956—Bachelor of Science in Business

 

William R. Patterson
1963—Bachelor of Science in Business
1964—Master’s in Accounting

 

2001

Dana K. Anderson
1959—Bachelor of Science in Business

Stewart R. Horejsi
1959—Bachelor of Science in Business

Frank C. Sabatini
1954—Bachelor of Science in Business

 

2000

Hal T. Hansen
1958—Bachelor of Science in Business

Edward A. Kangas
1966—Bachelors of Science in Finance and Accounting
1967—MBA

 

1999

David B. Dillon
1973—Bachelor of Science in Business

Ronald G. Harper
1966—MBA

 

1998

Philip F. Anschutz
1961—Bachelor of Science in Business

Anderson W. Chandler
1948—Bachelor of Science in Business

Kenneth W. Dam
1954—Bachelor of Science in Business

John C. “Jack” Dicus
1955—Bachelor of Science in Business

Stephen R. Ellsworth
1949—Bachelor of Science in Business

Ray R. Evans
1957—Bachelor of Science in Business

Dale W. Gordon
1943—Bachelor of Science in Business

William D. Grant
1939—Bachelor of Science in Business

W.C. “Dub” Hartley
1946—Bachelor of Science in Business

Wendell S. Holmes
1928—Bachelor of Science in Business

Larry D. Horner
1956—Bachelor of Science in Business

William M. Hougland
1952—Bachelor of Science in Business

Robert A. Long
1957—Bachelor of Science in Business

Eugene W. Morgan
1937—Bachelor of Science in Business

Robert S. Mueller
1942—Bachelor of Science in Business

Robert B. Riss
1949—Bachelor of Science in Business

Robert E. Roth
1954—Bachelor of Science in Business

John T. Stewart III
1958—Bachelor of Science in Business

Chester B. Vanatta
1959—Bachelor of Science in Business
1963—Master’s in Accounting

John H. Vogel Jr.
1939—Bachelor of Science in Business

Kenneth J. Wagnon
1960—Bachelor of Science in Business