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2016 Hall of Achievement Award
Karin Loya ’63

A retired program manager and scientist for companies supporting projects for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Karin Loya worked for such contractors as Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), ST Systems Corporation and Raytheon Systems Company. Among her responsibilities were telemetry processing and graphics support for experiments with the Dynamics Explorer satellites in the 1980s, and contracts leading to the development of the Space Telescope, which helped verify the Big Bang Theory, and the Earth Observing System of satellites, which has enabled advances in climate change and research.

The daughter of longtime Monmouth College music professor Hal Loya, she is currently a well-known folk cellist in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area and is featured on several recordings.

Dwight Tierney ’69

Best known for his role in helping to launch the music cable network MTV in 1981, Dwight Tierney is an internationally recognized expert in human resources, currently working as a consultant and executive coach through his own New York-based company.

He served 11 years as senior executive vice president for MTV's parent company, Viacom, overseeing operations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and has held executive positions with McGraw-Hill Education, Madison Square Garden, eMusic and Ipreo.

He founded the National Association for Minorities in Cable TV and has served on the boards for the Veterans Leadership Council, the Walter Kaitz Foundation, Just One Break, and Alone in London. He has taught at the American Management Association, lectured at Long Island University and Rutgers University, and holds an honorary degree from Monmouth College.

Monmouth College Hall of Achievement Recipients:
2016 Karin Loya ’63
2016 Dwight Tierney ’69
2015 Major General John Huston '48
2015 Karen Bush Watts '65
2014 Dr. Tom Ulmet '64
2013 Frederick W. Wackerle ’61
2012 Datuk Dr. Md. Hamzah Bin Md. Kassim ’76
2011 Jerry Mitchell ’67
2010 Dr. Kennedy Reed ’67
2009 Joe Tait ’59
2008 Frank Fitch ’51
2007 Gerald A. Marxman
2006 Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Johnson
2005 William L. Trubeck ’68
2004 Major General Philip G. Killey, Jr. ’63
2002 Roger J. Fritz ’50
2001 Timothy G. Lee ’61
2000 James B. Stockdale ’46
1998 Stanley E. Chism ’63
Joan L. Rezner Gundersen ’68
Robert C. Mabry, Jr. ’70
1997 William J. Winslade ’63
1995 Gordon F. Huber ’43
H. Betty Oberstar ’43
K Marie Stolba ’44
Makoto Tsuda ’43
1994 Robert H. Meneilly ’45
H. Donald Winbigler ’31
1993 Kenneth E. Bailey ’52
Dean E. Fischer ’58
Patricia J. Hofstetter ’48
1992 Walter S. Huff, Jr. ’56
William M. LeSuer ’42
James L. Pate ’63
Harold A. Poling ’49
Helen Wagner Willey ’38
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