Distinguished Service Award

 

The Distinguished Service Award is given to alumni who have been out of college a minimum of 15 years and have displayed a pattern of giving and exceptional stewardship and/or service to Coe College. The Distinguished Service Award is also given to friends of the college who have provided long-time exceptional stewardship and/or service to Coe. Service can include, but is not limited to, volunteer service to the Alumni Association or related activities including admission assistance, student engagement, alumni events, Board of Trustees, Board of Visitors, Alumni Council or Coe Fund.

Current members of the Coe's Board of Trustees, Board of Visitors or Alumni Council cannot receive this award while serving their term. Living award recipients must be present to accept the award, but the award may also be presented posthumously.

To make a nomination, please complete the Distinguished Service Award nomination form or contact the Alumni Office directly at 319-399-8561, 1-877-KOHAWKS or by e-mail, alumni@coe.edu. Nominations are due to the alumni office by February 1.

Past Honorees
Here are the past Distinguished Service Award winners, grouped by year of induction.

1978
Lois McBroom '35
Roger W. Baxter '28
1980
Russell F. Knapp '30
Paul S. Ray
Reginald K. Watters '30
 
1981
Norman E. Erickson '41
1982
Frank W. Pfaff '32
1984
Ruth Moon Dooley
George T. Henry '49
 
1987
Gene D. Carson '37
Margaret Hawkins Pugh '49
1991
John R. Battin '51
1992
Barrie W. Ernst '76
1994
James C. Manville '34
1995
Elizabeth Gotschall Slappey '74
1996
William H. Quinby
1998
Takao Kitamura
Dorothy Dukes
 
1999
P. Jack Laugen
Patti K. Owara
2000
Carolyn J. Schmidt
2001
Bill Fletcher
2002
Shirley Engelbert Grimes '42
Donald M. Ross '42
 
2003
William C. Smith '43
Dr. Karl Goellner
Frank E. Kinney '48
 
2004
Chet Casali '51
Helen Wilson Casali '49
2005
David L. Marner, Sr. '55
Don R. Dempsey '65
2006
John Skogsbergh '56
Nancy Lamb Skogsbergh '53
2007
Dr. Margaret Haupt
2008
Don E. West '53
Mary Lou Pazour '58
2009
Jayne and Allan Peremsky '54
Jean Johnson
2010
Ralph LaCombe '50
Wanita Ward LaCombe '50
 
2011
Robert and Joan Kocher
2012
Cece Lynch Van Metre '52
2013
Mary Ann Turnbull Kucera '58
2014
Bob Sherman '62
Barbara Powell Sherman '61
 
2015
Bob Trimpl '60
2016
Terry Hiebert '76