Alumni Awards


2017 Dr. R. Martin Peters Young Alumnus of the Year Derek Voiles, and Dr. Charles Holland Alumnus of the Year Don Parker

Lincoln Memorial University recognizes the accomplishments of alumni in their professional life as well as their service to their alma mater by annually choosing recipients of these distinguished awards:

  • Dr. R. Martin Peters Young Alumnus of the Year - The recipient shall be a young man or young woman who embodies the character and spirit of its namesake and exhibits qualities including:
    • Patriotism
    • Leadership ability
    • Volunteerism
    • Strong work ethic
    • Ambassadorship on behalf of the University
  • Dr. Charles Holland Alumnus of the Year - The recipient shall be a man or woman who embodies the character and qualities of Lincoln, including:
    • Persistence
    • Dedication in support of people and their freedoms
    • Dedication to the Mission and Purpose of Lincoln Memorial University
    • Accomplishments in their chosen field of endeavor
    • Spreading of goodwill on behalf of the institution
    • Initiating support of academic and other institutional programs
    • Involvement in alumni activities
    • Ambassadorship on behalf of the University 
  • Nancy Rogers Leach Volunteer of the Year - The recipient shall be a man or woman who embodies the attributes of service to Lincoln Memorial University. Candidates may:
    • Volunteer during Homecoming
    • Be involved in alumni chapter functions or special projects
    • Serve on a University Advisory Board
    • Serve as a liaison to the community
    • Speak on behalf of the University at various civic clubs
    • Contribute articles to the Alumnus magazine or Blue & Gray newsletter
    • Serve as ambassadors for the University

 

Recipients of the Dr. R. Martin Peters Young Alumnus of the Year

2017 - Dr. Derek Voiles, '14
2016 - Jacob Carver, B'12, M'15, EdS'16
2015 - Erika Rains, '02
2014 - Dr. David Heath, B'03, DO'11
2013 - Nathan Hoffmeister, '06
2012 - Chris Caldwell, '02
2011 - Dr. Jody Goins, B'05, M'06, EdD'10
2010 - Penny Behling, '96
2009 - Chad Bauer, '05
2008 - Mark Padgett, B'00, M'02
2007 - Anil Agrawal, '96
2006 - Summer Widner, '03
2005 - Angie Stigleman, '05
2004 - Shawn Peters, B'02, M'04, EdS'05
2003 - Amy C. Smith, '96
2002 - Michael Lynch, '01
2001 - Mark Goins, '93
2000 - Denton Loving, '96
1999 - Bill Porter, '94
1997 - Tony Maxwell, B'95, M'97, EdS'02
Recipients of the Dr. Charles Holland Alumnus of the Year

2017 - Don Parker, '63
2016 - Donald D. Patton, '76
2015 - Sherrie Claiborne, '69
2014 - Jared Effler, '95
2013 - Dr. Charles Holland, '62
2012 - Freddie Hendricks, '76
2011 - Jenny McCune, B'97, M'00
2010 - Cleo Bush, '56
2009 - Jody Wright, '83
2008 - R. C. "Snook" Shelton, '54
2007 - Cdr. L. Robert Langley, '50
2006 - Jack Bondurant, '62
2005 - Dr. Trent Vandergriff, '40
2004 - Don Pope, '52
2003 - Dr. Ronnie Gross, B'85, M'87
2002 - Dr. Fred Bedelle, '54
2001 - Linda Bishop, '64
2000 - Dr. Lisa Sanford, '84
1999 - Dr. James Jordan, '55
1998 - Dr. R. Martin Peters, '49
1998 - Dr. Art Brill, '54
1997 - Dr. Ralph Evans, '48
1996 - Dr. John Bumgarner, '32
1995 - Dr. Lloyd Caylor, '32
1994 - Dot Jarvis
1993 - Dr. Henry Spencer
1991 - Nathan Hale Snider, '41
1987 - Autry O. V. "Pete" DeBusk, '65
1986 - Paris Houston
1985 - Lamar Hennon, '59
1984 - Jackson Reasor
1983 - Judge Glyn R. Phillips
1982 - Mildred Headley, '29
1980 - O. E. Mitchell
Recipients of the Nancy Rogers Leach Volunteer of the Year

2016 - Judy Hounshell, '69
2015 - James "Jim" Grubb, '56
2014 - Wanda Eubank, '59
2013 - Dr. Tony Maxwell, B'95, M'97, EdS'02
2012 - Bobby Harber, '61
2011 - Trulene Heatherly Nash, '57
2010 - Nancy Rogers Leach, '61
2009 - Dixie Diffenderfer, '56
2008 - Regina Burns, B'81, M'94
2007 - Charles Gannon, '48
2006 - James "Jim" Smith, '50
2005 - C. Gene Doss, '50
2004 - Stan Satterfield, '61
2002 - William "Bill" Butturini, '52
2000 - Bonnie Mosingo, '40
1999 - Gene Wright, '52
1998 - Dr. Richard Horvath, '55
1997 - Dr. Joseph Smiddy, '47
1995 - Cecil, '53, and Georgia Sumpter
1994 - Dr. Mildred Headley, '29