Distinguished Young Alumni Awards

Established in 1973 by the Alumni Board of Directors, and given at the discretion of the board, the Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes conspicuous contributions to Washington and Lee University, community service and personal and professional achievements. The honor was first bestowed in May 1974 and was expanded in 1994 to permit recognition of the university's younger alumni. The award affirms the university's finest traditions of leadership, responsibility and service.

Read about the 2018 winners

Past Winners

1994 
John M. Cleghorn '84
Lee M. Hollis '86

1995 
James E. Dunn Jr. '82
William R. Goodell '80L

1996
H. Powell Starks '83, '88L

1997
Bennett L. Ross '83
Robert K. Wittpenn '82

1998 
Thomas J. McBride '88
Alexa A. Salzman '89

1999 
Valerie A. Pierson '89
John E. Taylor III '84

2000 
John M. Falk '86, '90L
B. Dallas Hagewood '90

2001
James F. Kull '94

2002 
Andrew R. Caruthers '87

2003 
Monika Jaensson Hussell '93L

2004 
No awards given

2005 
Katherine Boozer Boone '95

2006 
Margaret Killebrew Grin '96
Michelle Lynne Milligan '96

2007 
Alex M. Cross '95
Anthony J. Mazzarelli '97

2008 
Brian J. Hooper '98

2009 
W. Ansel Sanders '04

2010 
David D. Foster '98
Juliet M. Bickford '00

2011 
Clifford K. Holekamp '96
Jennifer R. Strawbridge '01

2012 
Stacy McLoughlin Taylor '02
Kelly N. Evans '07

2013 
Jane Ledlie Batcheller '03, '08L
Paul S. Trible III '03

2014 
Grace Andrews '09
Kevin Coppersmith '04

2015 
Brent C. Beshore '05
Emily Wolfing Tunis '05
Kiersten T. Salander '05
W. Thomas Worthy '05

2016 
Lyndsay E. Polloway '06
Charles R. Yates, III '06, '10L

2017
John Bovay '07
Kaylee Hartung '07
Rob Rain '07

2018
Andrew McEnroe '08
Lauren Rudolph '08