Distinguished Alumni

Alumni awards allow Wayland to recognize outstanding service or achievement by its graduates and spotlight the contributions our alumni make worldwide. Nominations are always open for Distinguished Alumni Awards for all campuses in the Wayland system and awards are given at varying times during the calendar year. Click here to access the form to nominate a worthy recipient for future awards.

Distinguished Alumni Award: Distinguished Alumni winners should make a distinctive contribution to their profession, serve in exemplary leadership roles in their community and/or demonstrate a strong loyalty to Wayland through service or giving. This honor is limited to graduates of Wayland, whether undergraduate or at the graduate level. Available for graduates of all campuses.

Distinguished Young Alumni Award:  Distinguished Young Alumni winners should make a distinctive contribution to their profession, serve in exemplary leadership roles in their community and/or demonstrate a strong loyalty to Wayland through service or giving. This honor is limited to persons who are age 35 or under who have earned a degree from Wayland. For Plainview or WBUOnline graduates only.

Distinguished Benefactor Award: This award honors an individual or couple who have generously given to Wayland through financial support to any programs, projects or special initiatives, either over a long period of time or a short one. This honor is not limited to a graduate of Wayland but preference is given to those who have shown exceptional loyalty to their alma mater. 

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Carla (BA’02, MEd’13) and Jared Hardy, BM’03 (Plainview campus)
Choral Directors, Chisholm Trail High School, Fort Worth, Texas    

Randy Kaufman, BSOE’91 (Plainview campus)
CPA/Partner, Lewis, Kaufman, Reid, Stukey, Gattis and Company, Plainview, Texas

Noe Valles, BA’88 (Plainview campus)
Attorney/Partner, Glasheen, Valles and Inderman, LLP, Lubbock, Texas

Manuel Gonzales III, BSOE’09 (Albuquerque campus)
Bernalillo County Sheriff, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bruce Wilson, BSOE’10, MEd'16 (Altus campus)
Academic Advisor/Adjunct Instructor, Western OK State College, Altus, Oklahoma

Floyd Hartman, BSOE’10, MPA'13 (Amarillo campus)
Assistant City Manager, Amarillo, Texas

Rev. Undra Parker, BSOE’10, MCM'12 (Anchorage campus)
Pastor, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Anchorage, Alaska

Doug Ford, BSOE'99 (Clovis campus)
Police Chief, Clovis, New Mexico

Roxanne Matthews, BSOE'14, MAM'16 (Fairbanks campus)
LRS Supply, U.S. Government, Fairbanks, Alaska

Dr. Howard DeMotta, BSOE’98, MAM'15, DMgmt'18 (Hawaii campus)
Business Office Chief, Defense Logistics Agency, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Chief Greg Stevens, BSOE'04 (Lubbock campus)
Police Chief, Lubbock, Texas

Anthony Miano, BSOE'11 (Phoenix campus)
Deputy Director of Public Works, Tempe, Arizona

Anthony Trevino, Jr., BSOE'04 (San Antonio campus)
Assistant Police Chief, San Antonio, Texas

Jennifer Creighton, BSOE'11 (Sierra Vista campus)
Trauma Nurse Practitioner, Phoenix, Arizona

Tim Bartram, BSOE'05, MEd'09 (Wichita Falls campus)
Superintendent, Aspermont ISD, Aspermont, Texas

2018 Distinguished Young Alumni Award Winner

Jessica Robinson, MA'16
Teacher, Altus High School, Altus, Oklahoma

2018 Distinguished Benefactor Alumni Award Winner

Dr. Gary (BS'73) and Mrs. Janice (BA'74) Abercrombie
Dentist and Educator, Plainview, Texas 

2018 Alumnus of the Year

Chief Greg Stevens, BSOE'04
Police Chief, Lubbock, Texas

Click here to read more about the 2018 winners systemwide.

Click here for a full list of previous years' winners.