Distinguished Alumni

Since 1955, Friends University has chosen to highlight a few select alumni for their contributions to the University and society. Listed chronologically by induction year, those Friends alumni are featured below.

The University is is the porcess of refining the nomination and selection process of Distinguished Alumni, and will re-initiate the program in the 2014-15 academic year.

 

Year Inducted
Distinguished Alumni Graduation Year
1955 Alta Howard Hoyt
Charles Brown
Lloyd Pickrell
1904
1924
1926
1956 Daniel Binford
Pauline Eagle Casado
Paul White
1907
1924
1918
1957 Dr. Claude Holmes
Dr. Errol Elliot
Edra Miller Weathers
1907
1927
1936
1958 Laura Howe Ralstin
Dr. E.D. Carter
Charles A. Wells
1911
1913
1926
1959 Gervas Carey
N. Russell Johnson
Lawrence Wilbur
1914
1929
1928
1960 Dr. Virgil Holland Moon
Elmer Moore
Dr. Joseph Togba
1909
1926
1940
1961 Dr. H. Ernest Crow
Dr. Howard Kershner
Mary Louise Bacon Lyman
1909
1914
1914
1962 Dr. O.B. Baldwin
Charles Hill
1906
1914
1963 Dr. W.A. Young
Dr. James F. Crow
1905
1937
1964 Dr. S.A. Watson
Dr. William Newman
Dr. Orcenith Smith
1918
1930
1939
1965 Dr. Louise Fulton Bush
Dr. Katherine Pennington
1928
1937
1966 Dr. Virgil Bottom
Dr. Margaret Joy
1931
1918
1967 Paul Brown
Dr. Ernest Crow
Dr. James Herbertson
1938
1942
1936
1968 Edith Ratcliff
Howard Hoyt
1940
1939
1969 Waldena Martindale Baldwin
Esther Choate
Carl Dillon
Dr. Lloyd Woods
1906
1932
1941
1930
1970 Dr. Dorothy Craven
Margaret Raines
Fred Stearns
1940
1926
1912
1971 Craig Ferris
Flora Fry
Dr. Kenneth Andrew
1934
1919
1940
1972 Evelyn Clark Elliott
Darrell Bartee
1922
1930
1973 Gerald Wood
Helen Hester Wood
Dr. Cecil J. Riney
1925
1925
1953
1974 Vern Miller
Kent Frizzel
Raymond "Bud" Wamsley
Dr. Robert Michener
Edith Riner Michener
1951
1953
1953
1922
1924
1975 Dr. Emerson Smith 1950
1976 Nyle Miller
LaRuba Billings Henderson
1927
1928
1977 Geraldine Noeler Nold
Mother Mary Ann McNamara
Henry Ribet
1942
1937
1934
1978 Tony Casado
Mike Taylor
1937
1942
1979 Dr. Robert Jolley 1950
1980 Harold Newby 1933
1981 Dr. A.I. Mahan
Harold "Deak" Wiley
1931
1923
1982 Eleanor McMillian Olsen
Howard Ellis
Eva Ellis
1937
1929
1929
1983 Floyd V. Moore
Orian Landreth
1933
1923
1984 Milton Howard Day 1934
1985 J. David Jackson 1929
1986 Florence Clark Richardson
George Franklin Dillon
Lowell Roberts
David Leach (posthumous)
Sheldon Louthan (posthumous)
1936
1936
1936
1959
1956
1987 Paul Schultz
Dr. Marie Ferguson Parker
Waldo Toevs
1937
1937
1937
1988 Albert Kimmel
Maynard Whitelaw
Helen Ott Harmon
Duane Dyer
Jimmie Downing
1927
1931
1939
1964
1958
1989 Dr. Charles Hubbard 1951
1990 Mike Schoonover
Dr. McClure Smith
Clifford Osborn
1922
1960
1939
1991 Paul Schultz
Dr. Marie Ferguson Parker
Waldo Toevs
1937
1937
1937
1992 Dr. Robert Cowan 1942
1993 The Rev. Bruce Blake 1959
1994 Tom Mitchell
Linda Unruh Mitchell
1969
1970
1995 E. Paul Boles 1954
1996 Harvey McCoy
M. Faith Bertholf McCoy
Eric Metz
1934
1934
1977
1997 John Wine, Jr. 1975
1998 Richard Mullins (posthumous) 1995
1999 Michael Wilson
Natalie Wilson
1967
1999
2000 E. Frances Eastwood
Daryl Pitts
Rodney Pitts
1939
1957
1982
2001 None -
2002 Dr. Leroy Brightup
Eva Brightup
1958
1986
2003 Ronald W. Holt 1973
2004 Philip R. Crimmins 1986 & 1988
2005 Dr. Kenneth Canfield 1978
2006 None -
2007 Ardith Rooney Dunn 1981
2008 None -