Alumni

Alumni Awards

We honor alumni who have honored Woodward.

Woodward graduates enter the world with a passion for learning. Prepared to effect change in their communities, they provide leadership and service with integrity. Each year, we honor alumni who exemplify the values expressed in the Woodward vision and/or provide exceptional services to the school.

The awards are:

Other Special Awards at Woodward

Participate in the selection process.

You may submit nominations for these awards by sending a letter or email to the Alumni Office. We accept nominations year-round, and awards are given in August. More information is available here.


The Distinguished Alumni Award

Presented annually since 1966, the Distinguished Alumni Award honors those who have distinguished themselves through professional achievement and community service. At this time, Woodward Academy faculty and staff are not eligible to receive this award. Past recipients are:

1966
Robert W. Woodruff 1908
Edwin W. Pauley 1919
1967
Jean W. Schenck 1914
Charles Pratt Rather 1919
R. Howard Dobbs Jr. 1923
Thomas J. Pearsall 1923
John W. Bowen 1928
1968
William H. Martin Jr. 1921
Lamartine G. Hardman 1926
William M. Hankins Jr. 1930
Randolph W. Thrower 1930
John J. Flynt Jr. 1932
1969
M. Ashley Sellers 1919
James A. Colquitt 1936
Charles M. Mount Jr. 1933
Charles R. Evans 1930
Stephen W. Pless 1957
1970
Michael Brown 1908
William Tate 1920
Cecil A. Kennedy 1935
Robert L. Brand Jr. 1935
Calvin T. Rutland 1937
1971
T. Lynwood Smith 1928
Charles G. Hoffberger II 1932
Julien J. LeBourgeois 1941
Charles D. Hudson 1943
J. Leonard Rawls Jr. 1949
Wiliamson S. Stuckey Jr. 1952
1972
A. H. Brewster 1910
William R. Guest Jr. 1937
Robert J. Koch 1942
1973
W. B. “Dick” Makinson 1927
Joseph Hutchison 1927
Thomas J. Shave Jr. 1930
Frederick H. Martin 1930
1974
Fred S. McGehee 1940
Charles W. Parker Jr. 1940
H. H. Timmerman Jr. 1948
1975
John R. Gordon 1936
Michael C. Carlos 1944
Charles B. Pyke 1949
Raymond G. Woodall Jr. 1950

1976
John D. Baker 1921
William G. Moorer 1938
James T. Powers 1944
Dr. Thomas L. Lyons 1966
1977
Frank O. Evans 1926
William B. Dickerson 1945
Dr. George W. Jones Jr. 1954
1978
William R. Brewster Jr. 1937
1979
Timothy A. O’Brien 1961
1980
Sterling B. Beeson 1928
J. William Byrd 1950
George W. Ferguson Jr. 1950
Alfred W. Brown 1959
1981
Dr. W. Philip Gramm 1961
Ben F. Johnson III 1961
1982
Harold N. Hill Jr. 1948
1983
Carl B. Anderson Jr. 1940
1984
Elton C. Parker 1920
1985
Dr. Phillip A. Griffiths Jr. 1956
1986
Glenn Ross Boggs 1978
William K. Meadow 1908
1987
James Eugene Sutherland 1954
1988
Robert W. Anderson 1945
Max Frosteg 1939
Jerome B. Kahn 1949
Dr. Daniel C. Martin 1964
1989
David F. Dixon 1939
1990
Dr. James F. Jones 1965
1991
Paul W. Heard Jr. 1959
1992
C. Clarence Davis 1974
1993
General Lee Donne Olvey 1951


1994
Dr. Daniel S. Ferguson 1968
1995
Roy Richards Jr. 1976
1996
Harold Cohen 1934
Gina P. Smith 1981
1997
William H. Jones 1982
Jeffrey B. Jones 1967
Peter C. O’Brien 1961
1998
Marie Lupo Nygren 1978
1999
Ashtan M. Luke 1976
Robert E. Bowers 1974
William Evans Dean 1948
Matt P. Moseley 1987
2001
Stephen G. Graliker 1938
2002
Felix Dorough 1951
2003
Robert C. Donovan 1995
Hugo M. Guiliani-Cury 1958
2004
H. Bruce McEver 1962
2005
Dan T. Cathy 1971
Donald M. "Bubba" Cathy 1972
Trudy Cathy White 1974
2006
John D. Henry 1953
Stanley E. Thomas 1972
2007
Terri-Tingle Heppner 1967
2008
Dr. Xavier A. Duralde 1976
2009
Hill Hammock 1964
2010
Mukwatsibwoha L. Alibaruho 1990
Anthony A. Malizia Jr. 1971
2011
Mary S. Moore 1987
2012
Nguyenvu Nguyen 1990
2013
David M. McKenney 1956
2014
William Burton Jones 1998


The Alumni Service Award

Recognizes those alumni/alumnae who have unselfishly devoted their time and energies for the betterment of the Academy and alumni program. Past recipients are:

1990
Donald N. Randolph 1950
1991
Michael J. Mayeske 1965
1992
Charles G. Hixon III 1967
1993
Susan Brewster Patterson 1965
1994
Todd L. Sentell 1979
1995
Dolph C. Bosse 1972
1996
Teresa Lewis Henderson 1977
1997
Howard M. Delashmit 1981

1998
Mark S. Faith 1976
1999
C. Douglas McKay 1958
2001
John G. Hiles 1974
2002
Kenneth P. Waller 1977
2003
Carlos H. Guerrero 1958
W. Churchill Thomas 1957
George W. Whitley Jr. 1958
2004
Robert E. Bowers 1974
2005
LaVada Vaillancourt McCosh 1972

2006
Robert D. Evans 1956
2007
A. Adair Dickerson 1971
2008
Russell L. Slider 1975
2009
Nicole Adams 1976
2010
William B. Alford 1963
2011
GMA Class of 1961
2012
Valaurie Bridges Lee 1990
2013
Jo Cranford Hodges 1996
Kevin M. Hodges 1996

2014
Mason Lee Cardwell 1998
Leigh Shattles Cardwell 1998


 



Nominating Procedure

Each year, Woodward Academy bestows two top honors to outstanding alumni. To ensure the success of this project, the administration must rely on you to nominate those you feel eligible for the honor. Following are the guidelines:

  • A one- to two-page letter nominating the person. The letter may be signed by one or more individuals and should outline the major reasons why the nominee should receive the award
  • A biographical statement on the nominee is to accompany the letter of nomination. This statement should include career history, family information, education, civic and volunteer service.
  • Nominations are due by July 15.

Presentation of Awards: The awards will be presented at the annual alumni reunion weekend. In case of scheduling conflicts, awards can be presented at a mutually agreeable time at an appropriate ceremony at Woodward Academy.