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Distinguished Alumnus Award

2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award
William M. Simpson ’65

William Simpson ’65 is the retired president of John Wood Community College in Quincy, Ill., where he served the last 11 years of his 40-year career in higher education. Under his leadership, the college’s enrollment grew more than 20 percent and the campus expanded from one building to six.

He held previous senior positions at Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash., and Marshalltown (Iowa) Community College, as well as the Iowa Valley Community College District. A former member of the Monmouth College Board of Trustees and the National Junior College Athletic Association, he was inducted into the Education Hall of Fame at Illinois State University, where he earned his master’s and doctorate.

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Monmouth College Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipients:
2016 William M. Simpson ’65
2015 Daniel A. Cotter ’88
2014 Bradley Nahrstadt '89
2013 Karen Barrett Chism ’65
2012 David J. Shawver ’70
2011 Jackie R. Bell Zachmeyer ’89
2010 Lon J. Helton ’72
2009 Key P. Yang ’50
2008 J. Rodney Lemon ’63
2007 Dr. Frederick J. Kaskel ’67
2006 Walter S. Huff, Jr. ’56
2005 Richard P. Wherry ’60
2004 Robert A. Wetzel ’59
2003 Dennis J. Lachel ’61
2002 William J. Goldsborough ’65
2001 Robert J. Ardell ’62
2000 Roger W. Rasmusen ’56
1999 Dr. Stanley E. Chism ’63
1998 Joan R. Rezner Gundersen ’68
Capt. Robert C. Mabry, Jr. ’70
1997 William J. Winslade ’63
1996 John S. Niblock ’58
1995 Dr. Richard K. Fuller ’57
Lothar Huehne ’54
1994 Hailu Sebsibe ’52
1993 Walter J. Nicol ’41
1992 Matilda Giannone Cerpa ’42
John H. Wagenknecht ’60
1991 C. Edward Greene ’72
Glen L. Pickens ’25
1990 Larry E. Millikan ’58
Rev. Dr. Roderic L. Smith ’23
1989 Jack C. Jaquet ’47
Maj. Gen. Philip G. Killey, Jr. ’63
1988 Susan Cheng ’34
Rev. Dale K. Milligan ’48
1987 Rev. Howard M. Jamieson, Jr. ’40
William G. Kuntz ’49
1986 Dr. Timothy G. Lee ’61
H. Betty Weiss Oberstar ’43
1984 Karin E. Loya ’63
Hon. Robert W. Porter ’49
1983 Rev. Robert H. Meneilly ’45
Minna M. Fricke Work ’33
1982 Frances A. Brent Killey ’32
Ruth E. Okey ’14
1981 Robert V. Cramer ’54
Marilynn K. Hofstetter ’49
1979 Dr. Roger Henderson ’29
W. Ernest Schlaretzki ’41
David Turnbull ’36
1978 Harold L. Hermann ’27
Hon. James C. Hornaday ’61
Eugene K. Lau ’28
1977 Robert J. Clendenin ’26
Dr. James W. Marshall ’36
Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale ’46
1975 J. Allan Johnson ’56
1974 Clayton V. Taylor ’26
1973 Hazel F. Stewart Alberson ’17
1972 Raymond C. Grills ’37
1971 Charles A. Owen, Jr. ’36
1970 William M. LeSuer ’42
1969 Charles R. Russell ’40
1968 Cliff S. Hamilton ’12
1967 Lucile Meloy Ady ’17
Rev. Merrill S. Ady ’20
1966 Clair S. Boruff ’23
Thomas C. Robinson ’33
1964 E. Irene Diggs ’27
Calvin B. Hoover ’22
1963 Dinsmore Alter ’08
Mary E. Graham Feustel ’22
Blake S. Root ’27
Helen L. Wagner Willey ’38
1962 Charles Butler ’29
George H. Lesch ’31
Herbert C. Merillat ’35
Lyman B. Sutter ’27
1961 Myron H. Bengson ’47
1960 Robert C. Dunbar ’99
S. Wirt Wiley ’01
Newton K. Wilson ’29
1959 Dorothy Walker Blair ’41
Robert L. Blair ’39
Rev. John W. Findley ’97
Jean Liedman ’27
1958 Helen Beveridge Brennan ’29
Dwight Eckerman ’21
Margretta J. Gardiner McConnell ’16
Gladys E. Whitmore ’24
1957 Edward L. Bencini ’30
Helen W. Hartsock ’14
Leland P. Johnson ’32
Will F. Kissick ’25
Margaret Miles ’30
Frederick O. Steadry ’31
1956 Robert E. Acheson ’28
Henry Driemeyer ’06
Hortense Hood ’22
Brig. Gen. Howard E. Reed ’20
Robert C. Ross ’14
Samuel M. Thompson ’24
1955 Dr. Charles P. Blair ’05
John Marshall Briley ’27
Sarah Norcross Jones ’94
William S. McClanahan ’29
Dr. McKinnie L. Phelps ’29
Thomas M. White ’16
1954 Dr. J. Roy Doty ’27
Dr. Ralph Graham, Sr. ’97
Graham W. McMillan ’37
R. J. Riddell ’15
Agnes Sherrick Turnbull ’08
H. Donald Winbigler ’31
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