Summit Awards



Click here for a photo gallery of the 2013 Summit Awards Dinner, including photos of all the evenings honorees!



The Summit Awards ceremony is held on Thursday evening of Homecoming Week and is designed to honor volunteers of WKU. This dinner program provides WKU with an opportunity to express gratitude to those who unselfishly give their time and resources to the University.

During the event, alumni chapters and alumni volunteers receive awards for their service to WKU. The highlight of the night is the presentation of three Distinguished Service Medals, which recognize the top University volunteers.


Previous Distinguished Service Medal Recipients include:

2001 - John Grider, Robert Kelly, Don Vitale
2002 - Jerry Baker, Kevin Brooks, Jim Scott
2003 - Lowell Guthrie, Romanza Johnson, Pete Mahurin
2004 - Donna Harmon, Suzanne Vitale, Finley Woodard
2005 - Frank Conley, John and Linda Kelly, Col. Greg Lowe
2006 - Clarence Glover, James N. Johnson, Forrest Roberts
2007 - Chuck Clark, Belle Lady Hunt, Leo Peckenpaugh
2008 - Tom Caudill, John Oldham, David Roberts
2009 - Richard "Dick" Frockt, Lee and Margo Grace, Mark Marsh
2010 - David G. Chandler, Gary Hairlson, Howard Pincus
2011 - Don Greulich, Ekaterina Myakshina, Tom Pennington, Sam and Tina Rzepka
2012 - Dale Augenstein, Dan Murph, Mike Simpson
2013 - Pat Richardson, Rick Wilson, David Wiseman


Previous Alum of the Year Recipients include:
  2001 - Martha Lloyd
2002 - Pat Richardson
2003 - Bev Furnish
2004 - Bryan Baysinger
2005 - Jennifer Stelmach Inman
2006 - Judy LaFlare
2007 - Carrie Barnette
2008 - Terry Parker
2009 - J Moseley
2010 - Heather Rogers
2011 - Linda Miller
2012 - Sally Tisdale
2013 - Joe Morel



Previous Young Alum of the Year Recipients include:
  2001 - Kim Thomas
2002 - Kristen Miller
2003 - Chris Barnette
2004 - Daniel J. Hans
2005 -John Wright
2006 - Melissa Baysinger
2007 - Terra Scovil
2008 - Drew Byers
2009 - Jeff Baynham
2010 - Matt Coleman
2011 -Brent Ditto
2012 - Kelsey Richey
2013 - Ashley Parker

Previous Philantropist of the Year Recipients include:

2012 - Lula and D.B. Burchett
2013 - Dale Augenstein


To nominate a "Volunteer of the Year", click here .
To nominate an individual for "Young Alum of the Year", click here.
To nominate an individual for "Alum of the Year", click here. 

For more information, contact Kara Neidell at 270.745.4396 or kara.hogue-neidell@wku.edu.

WKU Alumni Association •  292 Alumni Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42101 •  888-WKU-ALUM • alumni@wku.edu