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Northwest Alumni Association Awards

Each year, the Northwest Alumni Association honors individuals who have given their time, talent and service to Northwest.

Congratulations to our 2024 honorees

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Dr. Mark Harpst
'77, '80, '83
Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Jeffry Thornsberry

Dr. Jeffry Thornsberry
Distinguished Faculty Award

Dr. Christine Benson

Dr. Christine Benson '89
Distinguished Faculty Emeritus Award

Bill Brinton

Bill Brinton
Honorary Award

Lesley Martin

Lesley Martin '02
Public Service Award

Marsha and Lynn Leopard

Marsha '71, '76 and Lynn '76  Leopard
Turret Service Award

Johnathan McQuaide

Johnathan McQuaide '05
Young Alumni Award

For more information about the Northwest Alumni Banquet, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 660.562.1248 or email

Want to nominate someone?

To nominate a deserving individual, please complete the corresponding online form by April 30, 2025.