Alumni Awards

Each year, Samford University and the Samford Alumni Association present their highest honors to distinguished alumni. The awards are presented in three categories: Alumni of the Year, Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year. The awards will be presented at the Samford University Alumni Awards Program, The Beesons, Friday, Nov. 10, during homecoming weekend.

2016 Recipients

  • Alumnus of the Year - William R. Baggett, '57
  • Alumnus of the Year - Keith Herron, '87
  • Alumnus of the Year - Fred Kingren, '82
  • Alumna of the Year - Anne Glaze Stone, '67
  • Outstanding Young Alumna of the Year - Kathryn Anne Murnane, '07
  • Humanitarian of the Year - Carolyn Maull McKinstry, '08
  • Humanitarian of the Year - Stephen B. Moss, '68

Award Requirements

Alumnus of the Year

Nominees for Alumnus of the Year should be distinguished in their professional careers, community and church involvement, and in their ongoing service to and financial support of Samford. Recognition can be for lifetime achievement or for a significant achievement during the previous year. To be eligible, graduates must have completed at least one Samford degree at least 10 years prior to selection.

Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year

Nominees for Outstanding Young Alumnus should be distinguished in their professional careers, community and church involvement, and in their ongoing support of Samford. To be eligible, graduates must have completed at least one Samford degree within the last 10 years.

Humanitarian of the Year

The Humanitarian of the Year award is made to Samford University graduates of true distinction, wide respect and acknowledged leadership. Nominees are recognized for having given selflessly and working tirelessly to better the lives of others and society at large by staying true to the Samford University Mission. To be eligible, graduates must have completed at least one Samford degree.

Past Recipients

2015

  • Outstanding Young Alumnus - Andrew Patterson
  • Alumna of the Year - Karen Carlisle
  • Alumnus of the Year - Todd Carlisle
  • Alumnus of the Year - Larry Cox

2014

  • Outstanding Young Alumnus - Houston Estes
  • Alumna of the Year - Brenda Mitchell Hackney
  • Alumna of the Year - Hon. Helen Shores Lee
  • Alumnus of the Year - Bryan K. Owens

2013

  • Outstanding Young Alumnus - Jeff Stephens
  • Alumnus of the Year - Mark Cottingham
  • Alumnus of the Year - Mickey Newsome
  • Alumna of the Year - Sylvia Snider Young

2012

  • Alumnus of the Year - Patrick Devereux
  • Alumnus of the Year - James Huskey
  • Alumnus of the Year - Kerry Gossett
  • Alumna of the Year - MaryAnn Buffington Moon
  • Alumnus of the Year - Rickie D. Moon

2011

  • Outstanding Young Alumna - Kitty Brown
  • Alumnus of the Year - Joe McDade
  • Alumnus of the Year - Mark Davidson

2010

  • Outstanding Young Alumnus - Ted Alling
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus - Barry Large
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus - Allan Davis
  • Alumna of the Year - Ann Thornton Field
  • Alumnus of the Year - William J. Stevens

2009

  • Outstanding Young Alumnus - Eric Motley
  • Alumna of the Year - Carolyn Yeager Robinson
  • Alumnus of the Year - Col. Michael Robinson

2008

  • Alumnus of the Year - Bennie Bumpers
  • Alumna of the Year - Paula Hovater
  • Alumnus of the Year - Rod Hovater

2007

  • Alumnus of the Year - Walt Barnes
  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Sigurd F. Bryan
  • Alumna of the Year - Carol J. Guthrie
  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. George Irons, Jr.

2006

  • Alumnus of the Year - William E. Cash
  • Alumnus of the Year - Pat M. Courington, Sr.
  • Alumna of the Year - Martha Ann Cox
  • Alumnus of the Year - S. Todd Crider

2005

  • Alumna of the Year - Betsy Box
  • Alumnus of the Year - William E. Hull
  • Alumnus of the Year - Luther Durwood McAlister

2004

  • Alumna of the Year - Dr. Wanda Lee
  • Alumnus of the Year - Marvin Mann

2003

  • Alumna of the Year - Hon. Karon O. Bowdre
  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. William C. Dooley
  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. W. Randall Lolley
  • Alumna of the Year - Dr. Betsy Rogers

2002

  • Alumna of the Year - S. Elizabeth Futral

2001

  • Alumnus of the Year - Howard G. Clark III
  • Alumnus of the Year - Francois Coutu

2000

  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. George F. Scofield
  • Alumna of the Year - Patricia Trent Scofield

1999

  • Alumnus of the Year - Eddie Miller
  • Alumna of the Year - Anne George
  • Alumnus of the Year - Carl E. Miller, Jr.

1998

  • Alumna of the Year - Dr. Mary Lynne H. Capilouto
  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Lonnie W. Funderburg
  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. James D. Moebes
  • Alumnus of the Year - Herman Moore

1997

  • Alumna of the Year - Margaret W. Morland
  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. James A. Ward, Jr.
  • Alumnus of the Year - William J. Ward

1996

  • Alumnus of the Year - William S. Propst

1995

  • Alumnus of the Year - Malcolm K. Miller, Jr.

1994

  • Alumnus of the Year - John W. Duren

1993

  • Alumnus of the Year - Herschel H. Hobbs

1992

  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Robert Glen Waldrop

1991

  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Ray C. Williams

1990

  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Clayton McWhorter

1989

  • Alumna of the Year - Dr. Grace E. Marquez

1988

  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Arthur L. Walker, Jr.

1987

  • Alumna of the Year - Ida V. Moffett

1986

  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Frank W. Donaldson

1985

  • Alumnus of the Year - J. Wayne Flynt

1984

  • Alumnus of the Year - Cecil E. Wanninger

1983

  • Alumnus of the Year - Tracy B. Burger
  • Alumnus of the Year - Gene C. Kelser
  • Alumnus of the Year - Howard F. McCord
  • Alumna of the Year - Hon. Janie L. Shores

1982

  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. J. Claude Bennett
  • Alumna of the Year - Miss Mildred Blankenship

1981

  • Alumna of the Year - Mary Louise S. Hodges
  • Alumnus of the Year - Loyal Phillips
  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. William C. Rhodes

1980

  • Alumna of the Year - Dr. Catherine B. Allen
  • Alumnus of the Year - Robert C. Bowden

1979

  • Alumnus of the Year - John Will Gay
  • Alumna of the Year - Dr. Martha Hagood
  • Alumnus of the Year - A. Gerow Hodges

1978

  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Hugh Mattison Linder
  • Alumna of the Year - Irene McCombs

1977

  • Alumna of the Year - Mrs. May L. Adams
  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Ira Simmons

1976

  • Alumnus of the Year - Guy H. Caffey, Jr.
  • Alumna of the Year - Dr. Martha J. Stewart
  • Alumna of the Year - Elsie D. Waller

1975

  • Alumna of the Year - Lucille Dorroh Burton
  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. L. August Lovegren

1974

  • Alumnus of the Year - Robert E. Lambert, Jr.

1973

  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Clyde J. Dotson
  • Alumna of the Year - Lucille Ford Moore
  • Alumna of the Year - Dorothy Youngblood Woodyerd

1972

  • Alumna of the Year - Edwina A. Rose
  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Carl Whirley

1971

  • Alumna of the Year - Dean Margaret S. Douglass
  • Alumnus of the Year - Curtis Bush Hasty

1970

  • Alumnus of the Year - Harold E. Martin
  • Alumna of the Year - Nina Miglionico

1969

  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Charles Bowdon Kingry
  • Alumna of the Year - Ada Rae Pass

1968

  • Alumnus of the Year - Emmett David Bates
  • Alumna of the Year - Ruth Davis O'Kelley

1967

  • Alumnus of the Year - Andrew Hendrix Knight

1966

  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Hamilton Reid

1965

  • Alumnus of the Year - Earl Goodwin

1964

  • Alumnus of the Year - Charles W. Gross

1963

  • Alumnus of the Year - J. Orlando Ogle

1962

  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Wiley Ogletree

1961

  • Alumnus of the Year - A.P. Longshore

1960

  • Alumnus of the Year - Albert Lee Smith

1959

  • Alumnus of the Year - Algermon L. Smith

1958

  • Alumnus of the Year - J. C. Inzer

1957

  • Alumnus of the Year - Peyton A. Eubank

1956

  • Alumnus of the Year - Joseph D. Heacock