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2018 Hall of Achievement Award
David Bowers ’60

Bowers, of Greenville, S.C., retired in 2018 as president and CEO of CompX International Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of security products and recreational marine components. An employee of CompX and its predecessors since 1960 in various sales, marketing and executive positions, Bowers was named president of the company in 1998.

His leadership role with Monmouth College began in 1974, when he was elected to the Alumni Board, later serving as its president. He joined the Board of Trustees in 1980 and in 1995 became its chair, serving in that position for 13 years.

Since providing the naming gift for Bowers Hall in 2001, he has maintained a strong interest in its maintenance, funding updates in décor and furnishings for the residence hall, and recently the construction of a dedicated parking lot for its residents.

Won Yang Everett ’68

A native of Korea and a current resident of Bethesda, Md., Everett followed in the footsteps of her father, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Key Yang ’50, in enrolling at Monmouth College. A math major with a minor in economics, her first position was with the Naval Research Laboratory. As the only woman mathematician in its Electronic Warfare Division, she performed math modeling for a radio frequency direction finding system to assess for enemy locations.

After taking time off to raise her three sons, she worked as a systems engineer and program manager for private military contractors, including BAE Systems, Schafer and General Dynamics, and obtained her master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Prior to her retirement, she was a senior lead engineer selected to the Missile Defense National Team established by the Department of Defense.

Monmouth College Hall of Achievement Recipients:
2018 David Bowers ’60
Won Yang Everett ’68
2017 Col. Susan S. Sandner Gibson ’81
Lon J. Helton ’72
2016 Karin Loya ’63
Dwight Tierney ’69
2015 Major General John Huston '48
Karen Bush Watts '65
2014 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