BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2012) – WKU recognized its top volunteers, alumni and alumni chapters Thursday night at the annual Summit Awards.
Distinguished Service Medals to recognize the service of the University’s top volunteers were presented to Dale Augenstein of Hilton Head, S.C., Dan Murph of Bowling Green and Mike Simpson of Bowling Green.
Dorris (D.B.) and Lula Burchett of Germantown, Tenn., were recognized as WKU’s Philanthropists of the Year.
Kelsey Richey of Bowling Green is the Young Alumnus of the Year and Sally Sadler Tisdale of Louisville is the Alumna of the Year.
“Power of One” honorees for the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation membership campaign were Bob Baysinger of Glasgow, Roy Gravil of Brownsville, Michael Wang of Lexington and Scott Crutcher of Bowling Green.
The Barren County, Central Kentucky, Greater Louisville, Heartland, Muhlenberg County, Music City, Northern Kentucky and Warren County WKU alumni chapters were recognized as Spirit of Distinction Alumni Chapters for their efforts in organizing alumni events, community service projects, student recruitment and special events.
The Summit Awards were presented at the Knicely Conference Center at WKU’s South Campus as part of homecoming activities.
University-wide volunteer of the year awards were presented to the following:
Michael Alvey of Owensboro, WKU-Owensboro
Dale Augenstein of Hilton Head, S.C., Alumni Association National Alumni Board
Dorthy Bailey of Bowling Green, Andy Burt of Bowling Green, Dale Clark of Russellville, Alicia Harrison of Bowling Green, Chelsea Kickert of Bowling Green, Bonny Petty of Bowling Green and Andrea Williams of Bowling Green, Program of Dental Hygiene Advisory Board
Howard and Kayla Bailey of Bowling Green, Society of African American Alumni Executive Committee
Barnes and Noble Booksellers, WKYU-PBS
Cynthia Barrow of Morgantown, Georgena Brackett of Scottsville, Pam Gonterman of Leitchfield, Tammy Hall of Bowling Green, Darla Harwood of Bowling Green, Ronnie Hawks of Elizabethtown and Linda McNeil of Nashville, Tenn., Health Information Management Program Advisory Board
Honorable Michael O. Buchanon of Bowling Green, President’s Board of Advisors
Tom Caudill of Lexington, School of Journalism and Broadcasting News-Editorial Professional Advisory Committee
Jean Cherry of Bowling Green, Connie Smith of Bowling Green and Ron Sowell of Bowling Green, College of Health and Human Services Stakeholders Advisory Board
Connie Colter of Glasgow, Military Science Department & ROTC Alumni Association
John Grider of Bowling Green, Kentucky Museum Advisory Council
Vince Foushee of Glasgow, Business Executive Advisory Council of the Gordon Ford College of Business
Dr. Joe and Barbara Higginson of Philpot, WKU Parents’ Advisory Council
Greg and Becky Jones of Fort Wright, Honors College Parents’ Advisory Council
Victoria Kelly of Bowling Green, The Center for Gifted Studies
Pete Mahurin of Bowling Green, “A New Century of Spirit” Campaign Cabinet
Dan Murph of Bowling Green, WKU President’s Office
Ken Perdue of Beckley, W.Va., School of Leadership Studies
Linda Pulsinelli of Bowling Green, Ogden College Dean’s Office
Kelsey Carter Richey of Bowling Green, Young Alumni Council
Randy Schumaker of Bowling Green, Roundtable of Industrial Leaders
Cora Jane and Col. Robert Spiller of Oakland, WKU Public Radio
Christine Sowders of Bowling Green, Libraries Advisory Council
Mike Simpson of Bowling Green, College Heights Foundation Board
Greg Stivers of Bowling Green, WKU Research Foundation Board
Katy Tinius of Bowling Green, Alumni W-Club
Suzanne Vitale of Bowling Green, WKU Foundation Board of Trustees
Barry White of Alvaton, Hilltopper Athletic Foundation Board
Donna J. Woods of Bowling Green, The Center for Gerontology
Scott Young of Glasgow, WKU-Glasgow