Alumni Awards

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Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations
Blasco Hall
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145
P 816-501-3602

Bailey Carr, Senior Director of Development
P 816-501-3780
E bailey.carr@avila.edu

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Each year the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association recognize the accomplishments of Avila alumni who make exceptional contributions and demonstrate leadership in the community.

2022 Alumni Award Recipients

Ted Manvitz ’95
OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS AWARD
*accepting award in 2023

Trey Swager ’13
ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Marty Downey ’65
ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD

Crissi (Looney) Rice ’10
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES ALUMNI AWARD

Cindy (McCune) Long ’94, ’97
COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES ALUMNI AWARD

Austin Armstrong ’15
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & HEALTH ALUMNI AWARD

Brandon Calloway ’16
RECENT ALUMNI AWARD

Alumni Award Categories & DEscriptions

Outstanding Alumni Award
This award is the highest honor awarded to prominent alumni bestowed on an alumnus/alumna by the Avila Alumni Association. This award is given to alumni who have achieved distinction through exceptional contributions in their professional or personal lives that have a greater impact on society. This award is intended to recognize both longevity and consistency of accomplishments over one’s lifetime.

Alumni Achievement Award
This award honors alumni with records of special contributions or exceptional service to the Avila community.

Alumni Service Award
Awarded to individuals who have extended outstanding voluntary service to the dear neighbor without distinction.

Recent Alumni Award
This award honors alumni who graduated 10 years ago or less with accomplishments of significant importance at an early stage in their career or who has demonstrated leadership by using his or her education to enrich the lives of others and who exemplifies the principles and ideals of Avila University.

Graduate Alumni Award
This award is given to an alumnus/alumna of any of Avila’s graduate programs who exemplifies service, leadership and professionalism in their chosen field.

Honorary Alumnus
Awarded to an individual who has not graduated from Avila, but has served the university and/or the alumni association in a distinguished manner.

Academic Department Alumni Award
Awarded to an alumnus of a program who demonstrates the values of the college and Avila University in his or her career path and community leadership. Awards will be given for the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, the College of Professional Studies and the College of Science & Health.

Lifetime Board Member Award
Life membership status may be conferred to former alumni board members in recognition of outstanding and continuing service to the board and the association. Such lifetime member is an ex-officio member of the board without voting privileges. A minimum of one year must lapse before a member can be considered for this recognition.

Outstanding Alumnus Award
Kristine Kraft ’84

Alumni Achievement Award
Khalid Abdulqaadir ’13

Alumni Service Award
Ersh Muhammad ’20

College of Liberal Arts & Social Science Alumni Award
Kara Werner ’12

College of Professional Studies Alumni Award 
Steve Giles ’96

College of Science & Health Alumni Award 
Matthew Mangels ’04

Recent Alumni Award 
Cornell Ellis ’13

Graduate Alumni Award 
Amber Nieznajko ’19

Honorary Alumnus Award 
Sue Ellen McCalley, Ph.D.

Outstanding Alumnus Award
Vicki (Frank) Hicks ’78

Alumni Achievement Award
Greg A. Lever ’85

Alumni Service Award
Dr. Angela (Fisher) Danley ’96

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Alumni Award
Noelia Rothery ’09

College of Professional Studies Alumni Award
Chadd C. Rivera ’08

College of Science & Health Alumni Award
Amy (Meiners) Alexander ’93

Recent Alumni Award
Amanda (Parsons) Arnold ’11

Honored Class Alumni Award
Brenda Washington ’76

Honorary Alumnus Award
Dr. Linda Cleveland, Professor Emerita

Outstanding Alumnus Award
Dr. Bita W. Moghaddam ’82

Alumni Achievement Award
Ann M. Ventrillo ’72

Alumni Service Award
Erin N. Stephenson ’13

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Alumni Award
Walter K. Brandes ’92

College of Professional Studies Alumni Award
Kathleen J. Higgins Victor ’84

College of Science & Health Alumni Award
Amanda M. Walker ’11

Honored Class Alumni Award
Dr. David W. Berberich ’84

Graduate Alumni Award
Nancy J. Petersen ’91

Honorary Alumnus Award
Dr. Robert Powell, Professor Emeriti

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