Several William Jewell College alumni and friends were honored as part of the Homecoming celebrations. The Alumni Board of Governors presented the following at the Alumni Awards Dinner on Sept. 29:
- Bob Steinkamp ’67 and Cheryl Dunlop Steinkamp ’67, Liberty, received the John F. Truex Lifetime Alumni Service Award. The Steinkamps are members of the Alexander Doniphan Honor Society and the John Priest Greene Society. Bob is a former advisor of Kappa Alpha and is the president of the Alpha Delta-Kappa Alpha Scholarship and House Association. He is a past recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Service Award and the Citation of Achievement. Cheryl is a past member/president of the Alumni Board of Governors and the President’s Advisory Council. She has served as alumni/development director of the college, on the search committee and inauguration committee for Jewell President Emeritus David Sallee, as well as on the Harriman Arts Council.
- Kate Noland ’05, Liberty, received the Young Distinguished Alumni Service Award. She is the advisor for Zeta Tau Alpha and is active on the Woman’s Committee. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member in political science.
- David Fulk ’85, Liberty, received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Fulk created the Walk Around the Quad in 1995 and has served in several roles with the college, including as alumni director. He and Juarenne Hester lead tours of the campus for community members. He is also an Alexander Doniphan Honor Society Member and was chair of the sesquicentennial committee.
- Betsy Bramon ’07, Washington, D.C., received the Jewell Humanitarian Award. Bramon is a dedicated human rights advocate with more than 10 years of international experience. She is a foreign policy expert on gender and technology for the U.S. Department of State, currently working in Malawi, East Africa. She has also worked on programs in Cambodia, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos and the Netherlands.
- Ken Chatlos, Liberty, received the Honorary Alumnus Award. He was the professor and chair of the history department from 1973-2006.
The awards were part of a weekend of festivities at Jewell that included a celebration of Golden Classes, the Jewell Athletic Hall of Fame reception and induction, class reunions and many other events.
Athletics Hall of Fame inductees were Art Davis ’61 (posthumously), John Kiely ’88, Rodger LaBeth ’68, Allan Nekuda ’06, Ashley Roussel Richan ’03, and both the 1976 and 1977 baseball teams, coached by Fred Flook.