Alumni

Noteworthy Alumni

Every year, North Park recognizes alumni who lead lives representing the mission and spirit of the University. Selection of award recipients is daunting due to the high caliber of our alums. We welcome recommendations for these Distinguished Alumni Awards throughout the year, which may be submitted using our nomination form. All nominations will be carefully considered.

Awards

The Distinguished Senior Award is given to graduates from the undergraduate programs at the spring honors convocation. The award recognizes students who have achieved academic excellence, participated in student leadership activities on campus, and have been active in serving the larger community.

Award Recipients

The Distinguished Young Alumni Award, established in 2002, is given to a recent graduate of North Park University in honor of early professional achievement and community involvement.

Award Recipients

The North Park Academy Distinguished Alumni Award, established in 2010, honors alumni of North Park Academy who have achieved significant accomplishments professionally and who have lived a life that is in keeping with the core values and mission of North Park University.

Award Recipients

The North Park University Distinguished Alumni Award is given each year to an individual who has achieved significant accomplishments professionally and who has lived a life that is in keeping with the core values and mission of North Park University.

Award Recipients

  • 2021: Alumni working in Education 
  • 2020: Alumni working in Healthcare 
  • 2019: Shanna Horner O’Hea C’94
  • 2018: Roy Applequist C’68
  • 2017: Paula Devitt C’77
  • 2016: Dr. Janice Phillips C’76
  • 2015: Megan (Streedain) Tamte C’95
  • 2014: Thomas S. Bagley C’74
  • 2013: Colin Kihnke C’93
  • 2012: Joyce Nelson C’72
  • 2011: Dr. Young Song Kim C’51
  • 2010: Robert A’58 C’60 & Janet (Strom) Thornbloom A’56 C’60
  • 2009: Dr. Kathryn Edin-Nelson C’84
  • 2008: Dr. Dana Johnson C’70
  • 2007: Claudia Freed C’85
  • 2006: Kathy Holmgren C’69
  • 2005: Michael Harper C’80
  • 2004: Larry Anderson C’71
  • 2003: Rev. LeRoy M. Johnson C’54, S’60
  • 2002: Donna Anduri Erickson C’71
  • 2001: Dr. Roger JC’51 & Eileen JC’52 Thorpe
  • 2000: Stanley F. Helwig C’51
  • 1999: Bruce P. Bickner A’61
  • 1998: Jimmie R. Alford C’66
  • 1997: Dr. Timothy E. Johnson C’64
  • 1996: James L. Engwall C’63
  • 1993: Marvin Curtis C’72
  • 1991: G. Timothy Johnson JC’56, S’63
  • 1990: Norma Brandel Gibbs JC’45
  • 1989: Dr. Kevin Leman C’65
  • 1988: Dr. Leland P. Solie C’63
  • 1987: Dr. Theodore W. Anderson, Jr. JC’37
  • 1987: Rose Edin JC’55, S’57
  • 1987: C. Donald Peterson JC’37
  • 1986: Dr. George Lundberg JC’50
  • 1986: Marilyn J. Peterson JC’57
  • 1985: Craig W. Nelson JC’51, S’57
  • 1984: F. Burton Nelson JC’44, S’48
  • 1984: Patricia Pearce JC’52
  • 1983: Alf Jacobson JC’48
  • 1983: Paul J. Larson JC’33
  • 1982: Dr. William B. Stromberg A’40, JC’42
  • 1982: Evans R. Billington A’37
  • 1981: Dr. Olga Jonasson A’51
  • 1981: Nils William Olsson JC’31
  • 1981: Douglas Cedarleaf JC’39, S’41
  • 1980: Philip Liljengren JC’30
  • 1980: Rodney Rood JC’35
  • 1979: J. Irving Erickson JC’37, S’41
  • 1979: Myrtle Erickson A’39, JC’41
  • 1978: Dr. Arden Almquist S’42
  • 1978: Berne A. Schepmen JC’47
  • 1977: Louis J. Person JC’26, S’31
  • 1976: Alfred J. Behrens JC’39
  • 1975: Theodore M. Hedstrand A’39, JC’41
  • 1974: Robert V. Thonander JC’37
  • 1973: Virginia M. Ohlson A’31, JC’33
  • 1972: Capt. Paul Johnson JC’48, S’52
  • 1970: Albin H. Erickson JC’31
  • 1970: Sally Carlson Olsson JC’33
  • 1968: Harold W. Jacobson A’29, JC’31
  • 1968: Donald C. Peterson JC’50
  • 1968: Paul A. Varg JC’32
  • 1967: Paul M. Lund A’41, JC’43
  • 1967: Henry F. Schiele JC’42
  • 1966: Roger E. Anderson A’38
  • 1966: C. Albert Carlson A’15
  • 1966: Paul Gerden A’32
  • 1966: Fred W. Moeckel JC’49
  • 1965: J. Paul Bennett A’15
  • 1965: Isaac W. Jacobson S’02
  • 1964: Paul W. Brandel A’28, JC’30
  • 1964: Clifford G. Erickson A’32, JC’34
  • 1964: Nathaniel Franklin, Comm. A’06, S’09
  • 1964: E. Gustav Johnson A’26, JC/S’29

The North Park Theological Seminary Distinguished Alumni Award is bestowed each year to an individual who has made significant contributions in their field while living a life reflective of the core values and mission of North Park Theological Seminary. The inaugural award was presented at the 2014 Midwinter Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, held in Chicago.

Submit a nomination for the North Park Theological Seminary Distinguished Alumni Award here.

Award Recipients