Alumni Award Recipients
Distinguished Alumnus/a Award
The Distinguished Alumnus/a Award was established to annually recognize one alumnus/a of Bridgewater College for his or her vocational and/or professional achievements. Attention is also given to recognition the individual has received in his or her given profession.
- 2013 Recipient: Ronald Vernon Cox '59
West-Whitelow Award for Humanitarian Service
The West Whitelow Humanitarian Service Award was established to annually recognize one alumnus/a who engages in volunteer acts of service that fall outside the requirements of their vocation. This award has been created to honor those who improve their communities - and we define community broadly to encompass global issues as well -- without consideration for remuneration or recognition.
- 2013 Recipient: Aubrey and Esther Elswick Knight '78
Young Alumnus/a Award
The Young Alumnus/a Award was established to annually recognize one or more alumnus/a of Bridgewater College, who has not yet reached the age of 40, for his or her vocational and/or professional achievements alumni. Attention is also given to recognition the individual has received in his or her given profession.In that regard, the award also is intended to identify and affirm the potential for even more remarkable achievements.
- 2013 Recipient: J. Christian Obenshain '00
Ripples Society Medal
The Ripples Society Medal was established to annually recognize one or more alumni of Bridgewater College, Blue Ridge College, Daleville College and Hebron Seminary of 50 or more years ago for his or her loyal devotion to the College, vocational and/or professional achievement and humanitarian activities.
If you would like to nominate an alum for this award, please download the nomination form.
Phillip C. Stone Award for Exemplary Service to the College
The fundamental principle in selecting a recipient of this award is the nominee's effort to further the ideals and mission of the College through his or her exemplary service to the College. Consideration should be given to the length of service, the number of alumni affected and the extent to which the service has impacted the College.
- 2013 Recipient: Roy W. Ferguson, Jr.
Honorary Alumnus/a Award Recipients
The Honorary Alumnus/a Award was established to recognize special friends of Bridgewater College and the BC Alumni Association. An honorary alumnus/a is nominated by the College president, and referred to the Alumni Association board of directors' executive committee for review and recommendation to the board of directors for action.
1997 Mary Grace Martin *
2001 Carolyn C. Driver *
2001 Mary Spitzer Etter *
2001 Ralph L. Shively
2005 Bonnie Lou Wampler
2008 Daniel S. Geiser *
2012 Sara King*