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The Founders’ Award

For outstanding performance in all categories, this prestigious award is presented to Alpha Kappa Lambda’s most outstanding chapter in all areas of performance. Consideration of recruitment, financial management, campus leadership, scholarship, and community service are but a few of the areas examined in determining the recipient. This award is given out biennially at National Conclave.

Most Recent Recipient

Gamma Nu Chapter
Mansfield University

Previous Winners

Year Chapter Institution
2016 Announced at Conclave 2016
2014 Gamma Nu Mansfield University
2012 Beta Nu Virginia Commonwealth University
2010 Kappa Purdue University
2008 Gamma Beta University of Alabama
2006 Gamma Iota Eastern Michigan University
2004 Alpha Phi University of Idaho
2002 Alpha Phi University of Idaho
2000 Alpha Phi University of Idaho
1998 Alpha Phi University of Idaho
1996 Alpha Phi University of Idaho
1995 Kappa Purdue University
1994 Eta Washington State University
1993 Alpha Beta University of Arizona
1992 Alpha Beta University of Arizona
1991 Alpha Beta University of Arizona
1990 Alpha Beta University of Arizona
1989 Xi Truman State University
1987 Xi Truman State University
1986 Psi Iowa State University
1985 Xi Truman State University
1982 Xi Truman State University
1982 Beta Delta Illinois State University
1974 Kappa Purdue University
1974 Iota Kansas State University
1970 Psi Iowa State University
1957 Pi Millikin University
1956 Xi Truman State University
1955 Lambda Emporia State University
1954 Xi Truman State University
1953 Gamma University of Illinois
1952 Eta Washington State University
1951 Eta Washington State University

Holmes Award

Established in 1954, this award is named in honor of Brothers Fred Gooding Holmes (Alpha ’15) and Fred Weber Holmes (Alpha ’38), both of whom lost their lives in a boating accident. Each chapter may nominate one senior member for this honor which is presented to the man considered to be the Fraternity’s most outstanding undergraduate member. This award is given out annually and presented to both recipients at National Conclave.

Most Recent Recipient

Dillon Mulroy – Gamma Nu Chapter
Mansfield University

Previous Winners

Year Name Chapter Institution
2016 Announced at Conclave 2016
2015 Dillon Mulroy Gamma Nu Mansfield University
2014 Tom Navarez Beta Nu Virginia Commonwealth University
2013 Sean Olmstead Gamma Theta Boise State University
2012 Alexander B. Kouzel Beta Nu Virginia Commonwealth University
2011 Nathan J. Price Kappa Purdue University
2010 Jonathan D. Krueger Lambda Emporia State University
2009 Kevin W. Uffelman Beta Nu Virginia Commonwealth University
2008 Joseph C. Brannan Beta Phi Auburn University
2007 Crosby G. Houpt Gamma Iota Eastern Michigan University
2006 Robert A. Baptiste III Psi Iowa State University
2005 Craig W. Zanetti Alpha Phi University of Idaho
2004 Joshua D. Morris Kappa Purdue University
2002 James B. Depew Beta Nu Virgina Commonwealth University
2001 Samuel R. Garman Beta Psi Missouri State University
2000 David J. Boennighausen Xi Truman State University
1999 Brandon H. Haren Beta Zeta East Tennessee State University
1998 Wayne R Edwards Beta Tau Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville
1997 Elijah Ercolino Alpha Phi University of Idaho
1996 Ryan A. Powers Beta Omicron James Madison University
1995 Thomas R. Cuthbert Alpha Phi University of Idaho
1994 Daniel S. Cunningham Alpha Beta University of Arizona
1993 Matthew B. Gatrell Gamma Alpha University of Missouri
1992 Eric J. Wikstrom Eta Washington State University
1991 Edward A. Job Xi Truman State University
1990 Darren A. Hennen Sigma University of Central Missouri
1989 Kevin E. Lammers Beta Omicron James Madison University
1988 Guy L. Davis Beta Nu Virginia Commonwealth University
1984 Mark Mears Delta University of Kansas
1983 Robert M. Wrenn Kappa Purdue University
1982 Thomas W. Atkinson Kappa Purdue University
1981 Bret G. Wilson Sigma University of Central Missouri
1980 James L. Van Horn Sigma University of Central Missouri
1979 David K. Holmes Iota Kansas State University
1978 R. Bruce Anderson Beta Delta Illinois State University
1977 Frank A. Puglia Alpha Beta University of Arizona
1976 Edwin R. Yarbrough Kappa Purdue University
1974 Anthony L. Leggio Omicron University of Pacific
1970 M. Mark Retonde II Delta University of Kansas
1969 Kenneth Baab Alpha Kappa Colorado State University
1968 Leslie Longberg Iota Kansas State University
1967 Harlan R. Sager Phi Oregon State University
1965 William C. Porter Alpha Beta University of Arizona
1964 Darryl Hughey Lambda Emporia State University
1963 David H. Huffman Delta University of Kansas
1962 David H. Meyer Mu The Ohio State University
1961 Wesley A. Cook Upsilon University of Northern Colorado
1960 Robert A. Nebrig Delta University of Kansas
1959 William R. Petrocelli Alpha University of California- Berkeley
1958 Edward Dubbs Tau Penn. State University
1957 Raymond E. North Iota Kansas State University
1956 Ronald Freund Beta Stanford University
1955 John Juergensmeyer Gamma University of Illinois
1954 John Stahr Beta Stanford University
1954 Art Aspengren Nu Ohio University

Clarence E. Brehm Leadership Award

Created in 1982 in honor of Clarence E. Brehm (Iota ’32), a leader in the oil industry and loyal supporter of his chapter. Presented to the individual collegiate member who has illustrated superior abilities in leadership. This award is based both on performance within the Fraternity and participation in campus activities. This award is given out annually and presented to both recipients at National Conclave.

Most Recent Recipient

Danny Ruvulo – Gamma Kappa Chapter
Fairleigh Dickinson 
University

Previous Winners

Year Name Chapter Institution
2016 Announced at Conclave 2016
2015 Danny Ruvulo Gamma Kappa Fairleigh Dickinson University
2014 Scott Tomensky Tau Penn. State University
2012 David Dooley Gamma Beta University of Alabama
2010 Addison Giannini Gamma Beta University of Alabama
2009 Colin Emilius Gamma Lambda Temple University
2008 Austin Campbell Alpha Rho University of Texas – El Paso
2007 Christopher Warnick Kappa Purdue University
2006 Jeffrey Szumanski Gamma Iota Eastern Michigan University
2004 Craig Solum Alpha Phi University of Idaho
2003 William Oldham Gamma Eta Auburn University
2002 Jeremie Eginoire Alpha Zeta Northwest Missouri State University
2001 Doug V. Hawkins Jr. Alpha Phi University of Idaho
2000 Barton Cochran Alpha Phi University of Idaho
1999 Scott Hayes Sigma University of Central Missouri
1998 Bill Castro Tau Penn. State University
1997 Rob Milesnick Beta Nu Virginia Commonwealth University
1996 Chris Steines Beta Psi Missouri State University
1995 Mike Vickers Beta Phi Auburn University
1994 Justin Holtkamp Psi Iowa State University
1993 Kevin Camden Alpha Lambda Northern Illinois University
1989 Brian Bazer Tau Penn. State University
1987 Thomas Mollgaard Alpha Theta University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
1986 Tom Paulsen Alpha Zeta Northwest Missouri State University

National President’s Award

Created in the 75th anniversary year by National President Brent D. Holmes, this award is presented to chapters which have evidenced marked improvement in overall operations, cooperation, and programming. This award, if a chapter is deemed deserving, is given out biennially at National Conclave.

Most Recent Recipient

Psi Chapter
Iowa State University

Previous Winners

Year Chapter Institution
2014 Psi Iowa State University
2012 Alpha Lambda Northern Illinois University
2008 Xi Truman State University
2006 Beta Nu Virginia Commonwealth University
2004 Beta Psi Missouri State University

The Henry T. Moon Outstanding Advisor Award

Renamed at the 2014 National Conclave, in memory of the long-tenured Tau Chapter Advisor, Henry T. Moon, this awards is presented to the individual who consistently fulfills all obligations of a Chapter Advisor. This award was created to recognize volunteers who rise above the call of duty and guide the chapter effectively toward fulfilling the Fraternity standards and expectations. This award, is given out biennially at National Conclave.

Most Recent Recipient

Kevin M. Long – Kappa Chapter
Purdue University

Previous Winners

Year Name Chapter Institution
2016 Announced at Conclave 2016
2014 Kevin M. Long Kappa Purdue University
2012 John T. Linthicum Jr Beta Nu Virginia Commonwealth University
2010 W. Keith Shoemaker Gamma Delta University of Montevallo
2008 W. Todd Hollinghead Beta Phi Auburn University
2006 Christopher E. Zarate Alpha Rho University of Texas- El Paso
2004 Robert L. Thomas Xi Truman State University
2002 Timothy R. Helmke Alpha Phi University of Idaho
2000 William R. Auchmoody Beta Nu Virginia Commonwealth University
1995 Carol Hutcheson Beta Phi Auburn University
1995 Paul Galloway Kappa Purdue University

Alumni Distinguished Service Award

The highest honor to an individual member of the Fraternity. The award may be given not only for fraternity service, but also in recognition of extraordinary achievement in his life work, and/or in service to university, country, and humanity. This award, if an individual is deemed deserving, is given out biennially at National Conclave.

Most Recent Recipient

Christopher W. Disher – Gamma Chapter
University of Illinois

Previous Winners

Year Name Chapter Institution
2014 Christopher W. Disher Gamma University of Illinois
2012 Patrick M. Allen Phi Oregon State University
2010 John M. Rains Alpha Zeta Northwest Missouri State University
2008 Gary L. Sherrer Lambda Emporia State University
2006 Richard T. Cruz Kappa Purdue University
2004 John E. Cakebread Alpha University of California- Berkeley
2002 William C. Porter Alpha Beta University of Arizona
1993 Thomas J. Snyder Delta University of Kansas
1992 Robert Lavern Matlock Gamma University of Illinois
1990 Loyal Hiram Davis Eta Wahsington State University
1989 James Gordon Emerson Jr. Beta Stanford University
1989 Allen F. Agnew Gamma University of Illinois
1987 Henry T. Moon Tau Penn. State University
1986 Arthur D. Hughes Eta Wahsington State University
1984 J. Glenn Hahn Delta University of Kansas
1964 Knowles A. Ryerson Alpha University of California- Berkeley
1962 Allen S. Drury Beta Stanford University
1962 Henry F. Engelbrecht Gamma University of Illinois
1962 Tarley Tarson Wiley Gamma University of Illinois
1962 Ernest A. Jones Zeta University of Michigan
1960 Frank B. Lenz Alpha University of California- Berkeley
1960 Oliver P. Smith Alpha University of California- Berkeley
1960 Irving Lee Dilliard Gamma University of Illinois
1960 George Dekay Kappa Purdue University
1958 Frank Bloomer Alpha University of California- Berkeley
1958 Lloyd C. Hall Alpha University of California- Berkeley
1958 Lloyd C. Morey Gamma University of Illinois
1958 Clarence E. Brehm Iota Kansas State University
1954 James W. Bell Theta University of Washington

Gilchrist “Man of Character” Award

This is award was created in 2000 as the Man of Character Award and renamed in honor of R. Keith Gilchrist and Ann Gilchrist in 2004. This award recognizes undergraduate and alumni members who truly exemplify our Man of Character identity. This award, if an individual is deemed deserving, is given out biennially at National Conclave.

Most Recent Recipients

Ed Aguilar, Ron Cassano, Eric Flett, Paul Foster, Ron Tierney
Alpha Chapter
University of California- Berkeley

Previous Winners

Year Name Chapter Institution
2014 Ed Aguilar Alpha University of California- Berkeley
Ron Cassano Alpha University of California- Berkeley
Eric Flett Alpha University of California- Berkeley
Paul Foster Alpha University of California- Berkeley
Ron Tierney Alpha University of California- Berkeley
2012 Steve Szumanski Gamma Iota Eastern Michigan University
2010 Dean Crader Gamma Alpha University of Missouri
2008 Ray Ritzgerald Alpha Lambda Northern Illinois University
2006 James Hamlett Delta University of Kansas
2004 Eric Boswell Beta Psi Missouri State University
2000 Jeremy Slivinski Beta Nu Virginia Commonwealth University

Outstanding Community Service Award

Chapters which illustrate concern for the promotion of human welfare and the surrounding community are eligible for this award. The award is in recognition of quality, interactive philanthropic programming with the community. This award is given out biennially at National Conclave.

Most Recent Recipient

Gamma Nu Chapter
Mansfield University

Previous Winners

Year Chapter Institution
2016 Announced at 2016 Conclave
2014 Gamma Nu Mansfield University
2012 Gamma Lambda Temple University
2010 Alpha Rho University of Texas-El Paso
2008 Beta Tau Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville
Gamma Beta University of Alabama
2006 Alpha Phi University of Idaho
Xi Truman State University
2004 Alpha Rho University of Texas-El Paso
2002 Beta Tau Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville

Outstanding Campus Activity Award

This award is presented to those chapters which exemplify outstanding involvement on campus. Possible examples include campus service projects, musical/theatrical productions, university hosts and other projects which are consistent with the objectives of the Fraternity and the particular host institution where the chapter is located. This award is given out biennially at National Conclave.

Most Recent Recipient

Gamma Delta Chapter
University of Montevallo

Previous Winners

Year Chapter Institution
2016 Announced at 2016 Conclave
2014 Gamma Delta University of Montevallo
2012 Gamma Lambda Temple University
2010 Gamma Lambda Temple University
2008 Kappa Purdue University
2006 Gamma Kappa Fairleigh Dickinson University-Madison
2004 Alpha Phi University of Idaho
2002 Alpha Phi University of Idaho
1998 Alpha Phi University of Idaho
1996 Alpha Phi University of Idaho

Outstanding Scholarship Award

This award is presented to those chapters that exemplify outstanding achievement in academics, and consistently perform higher than campus standards. This award is given out biennially at National Conclave.

Most Recent Recipient

Gamma Delta Chapter
University of Montevallo

Previous Winners

Year Chapter Institution
2016 Announced at 2016 Conclave
2014 Gamma Delta University of Montevallo
2008 Gamma Alpha University of Missouri
2006 Gamma Iota Eastern Michigan University
2004 Gamma Delta University of Montevallo
2002 Gamma Delta University of Montevallo

Athlete of the Year Award

The recipient is selected from undergraduates who participate in intercollegiate athletics. The athlete with the most outstanding personal record in his respective sport will be selected. This award is given out biennially at National Conclave.

Most Recent Recipient

Payson Maydew – Lambda Chapter
Emporia State University

Previous Winners

Year Name Chapter Institution
2016 Announced at 2016 Conclave
2014 Payson Maydew Lambda Emporia State University
2012 Dwayne Wall Lambda Emporia State University
2008 Scott James Smith Gamma Alpha University of Missouri
2002 Chris Meyer Beta Tau Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville
1990 Derrick Peterson Gamma Alpha University of Missouri
1970 Gary Hesser Alpha Delta Fort Hays State University
1969 Leonard A. Bunes Tau Penn. State University
1968 Stephen Calhoun Tau Penn. State University
1966 Robert Furlan Alpha Lambda Northern Illinois University
1965 Neal D. MacDonald Alpha Lambda Northern Illinois University
1964 Roger Suttner Iota Kansas State University