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Family of the Year
Courtney Jonsson '14

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Courtney Jonsson '14

Upon graduating from Monmouth College with degrees in both history and theatre, Courtney Jonsson was offered a position at West Virginia Public Theatre as a props designer... more

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Family of the Year

2014 Family of the Year Award
The Ford Family

Robert Ford and his wife, Evelyn (Dolly) graduated from Monmouth College in 1952. Ford used his degree to help run the family farming business throughout his lifetime, while Dolly taught physical education and math in the Stronghurst/Southern School District for 25 years and coached volleyball, track and cheerleading.

Their three daughters, Kathy Ford Vitali ’76, Kris Ford Peterson ’81 graduate and Kelly Ford ’85 followed in their footsteps, as did Kelly’s daughter, Samantha Bundy ’12.

The Fords have been active in giving to the college financially and in serving in key leadership roles. Over the years, they have been instrumental in sending other students to Monmouth College and helping them find gainful employment after graduation. Dolly passed away in June of 2013, and Robert died exactly one year later.

Monmouth College Family of the Year Recipients:
2014 The Ford Family
2013 The Glasgow Family
2012 The McConnell Family
2011 The Geiger Family
2010 The Work Family
2009 The Whiteman Family
2008 The Smith Family
2007 The Hubbard Family
2006 The Beveridge Family
2005 The Winbigler Family