Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Distinguished Alumni Award program was established in 1992 to honor Kennesaw State University's most accomplished graduates on an annual basis. To be considered for the award, a qualified candidate mush be:
- a graduate of Kennesaw Junior College, Kennesaw College, Kennesaw State College or Kennesaw State University.
- a person who promotes the ideals and mission of Kennesaw State University and whose career legacy adds to the prominence of the University
- a person who has demonstrated distinguished achievement in his or her chosen field at a local, regional or national level.
In 2012, the KSU Alumni Association honored three Distinguished Alumni Awards at the Homecoming Networking Reception on Wednesday, October 10 at the Jolley Lodge. The recipients were Kathie Wood, Mike Quinlan and Jerry Samples.
Past Distinguished Alumni Award Winners
2008 - Dr. Janice Walker, Dr. Shealynn Harris Buck, Ashlie Wilson
2009 - Gregory Duncan, Robert Henry, Tom Hughes
2010 - Becky Peters, Bil Lako, Ann Marie Fenton
2011 - Chuck Ayars, Judge Divida Gude, J.D., MSCM, Bill Murphy
Betty L. Siegel Award
The Betty L. Siegel Award, created in 1992, is named in honor of Dr. Betty L. Siegel, Past President of Kennesaw State University. The annual award recognizes exceptional service to the University and is bestowed upon an outstanding KSU faculty member. The individual who receives the award embodies the qualities of leadership, scholarship and service to KSU while desplaying a strong commitment to his or her student, colleagues and the surrounding community.
In order to be nominated for this award, an alumna or alumnus of KSU submits a letter of recommendation in support of a beloved faculty member, someone who has significantly enhanced his/her academic career.
In 2012, the KSU Alumni Association presented Dr. Daniela Tapu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, the Betty Siegel Faculty Member of the Year Award at the Homecoming Networking Reception on Wednesday, October 10 at the Jolley Lodge.
Past Betty L. Siegel Award Winners
2008 - Dr. Hope Torkornoo
2009 - Dr. Dave Waples
2010 - Dr. LeeAnn Lands
2011 - Dr. Miriam Williams Boeri