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Carthage Beacon Award

For centuries, beacons have lit the way for humanity. Countless generations have used them to guide ship captains and pilots in their travels and to warn residents of impending danger.

Their power exists in their brilliant light — a beam that can pierce the murkiest fog and reach the outermost regions of the land. In that spirit, the Alumni Council created the Carthage Beacon Award to recognize alumni who provide light to their communities.

The Carthage Beacon Award honors each recipient for one specific accomplishment, act of service, professional or personal achievement, event, or program. The College is proud to recognize these alumni, whose actions illuminate those around them. 

Click on the links below to read about past Beacon Award Winners:

2019

Brett Harmeling ’10
Mary Hooks ’04
Tyler Johnson ’06
Veronica Moore ’05
Scott Peterson ’01
Michael Rust ’02

2017

Wayne Cramer ’82
Richard E. Custin ’80, M.Ed. ’96
Pat Hamilton ’78
Ann O’Leary ’14

2016

Patrick Cairns ’99
Dieter Jedan ’69
Vivian Onano ’14
Michelle Serpe ’71
Wayne Thompson ’78
David Wiers ’98

2015

Adam Dubis ’06
Mikaley Osley ’14
Isaac Rothenbaum ’11
Kathryn (Hinterlong) McDonough ’07
Guy Meiss ’58
Michael Warneke ’02

2014

Gregory Bergner ’71
Juliana Blum-Newkirk ’98
Anthony D’Souza ’95
David Maack ’88
Timothy Rucks ’83
Rebecca Steinbach ’85

*Prior to 2014, individuals were recognized with a Young Alumni Award rather than a Beacon Award 

1992

Thomas Vignieri ’83

1991

Haves McNeal ’77

1990

Barry Rabe ’79

1989

Jeff Hamar ’80

1988

Jill (Horst) Lindberg ’78

1987

John Bengtson ’75

1984

Richard Perry, Jr. ’73
Philip Slocum ’74

1983

John Seal ’72
James Thompson ’74

1982

Donald H. Johnson, Jr. ’72

1981

Bradley Anderson ’71
Kathleen (Holmes) Goeppinger ’69

1980

John McGinty ’72
Robert Zapf ’69