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Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Alumni Awards annually honors alumni who exemplify the Concordia University Chicago core values and have brought credit to their alma mater by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service. Beginning in 2017, Concordia-Chicago will strive to honor at least one Undergraduate and one Graduate alumni for their contributions to the church and world.

Join Us for the Inaugural Maroon & Gold Banquet to Celebrate

John BA ’76 & Ellen (Boda) Miller BA ’77 - Undergraduate Award

Doris Knuth BA '74, MA '06 - Graduate Award

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Previous Alumni of the Year Honorees

1984 - Roy G. Kaiser BS '54
1985 - James Aylesworth MA '78
1986 - Raymond L. Schilling BS '55, MA '64
1987 - Daniel J. Leikip '69, MA '75
1988 - Robert W. Smith '64, MA '71
1989 - Geraldine (Bock) Brazeal BA '70
1989 - John Brazeal BA '71, MA '77
1990 - Robert G. Miles BA '65
1991 - Ronald F. Zernicke BA '70
1992 - Guenther K. Herzog BS '50
1993 - Melba (Hueffmeier) Hanssen BS '63
1993 - Lloyd C. Foerster BS '49
1994 - Thomas L. Roemke BS '65, MA '72
1995 - Clifford T. Johnson BA '93, MA '02
1996 - Ralph L. Kohrs BS '58
1997 - Elizabeth (Wachal) Kurth BA '75, CAS '95
1997 - Mark A. Hasenwinkel BA '89
1998 - Steven T. Isoye MA '95
1998 - Fern Pfitzer BS '41
1999 - Barbara (Bramstadt) Korntheuer BA '74, MA '76
1999 - Mark Korntheuer BA '75
2000 - Judy (Werman) Christian BA '69, MA '96
2000 - Gerald L. Koenig BS '60, MA '65

2001 - Laura (Rahe) Latzke BS '66, CAS '82
2001 - C. William Hoesman BS '62
2002 - Allan C. Oesterreich BS '59
2003 - W. James Kirchhoff  BS '57
2003 - Beth E. (Pflug) Heiney BA '80
2004 - Lois Catrambone CAS '92
2004 - Leonard Berghaus BS '61
2005 - Kay Thunder-Haab BS '59
2006 - Walter Richter BS '31
2007 - Kenneth Black BS '58, MA '66
2008 - Judith C. Meier BS '62
2009 - Jeffrey D. Daley BA '66, MA '71
2010 - Louise Schini Weber BA '69
2011 - Yoko Y. Avramov MA '04 
2011 - Jeffrey Hesterman BA '81
2012 - Philip J. Zielke BA '04
2013 - David M. Stocker BS '61 
2013 - Carol (Fredericks) Ebeling BS '63
2014 - Kurtis D. Schultz BA '75
2015 - Arthur L. Preuss, Sr. BS '54
2016 - David H. Krubsack BS '58
2017 - Christopher Steinmann MA '08