At the annual alumni awards luncheon during Reunion Weekend, several awards were presented for outstanding achievement during 2012-13.
The Class of ’21 Plate is given to the class with the greatest percentage of its members donating to the Kenyon Fund. The class celebrating its 50th reunion and earlier classes are exempt from competition. The Class of 1973 won for its participation rate of more than 67 percent.
The William H. Thomas Jr. Cup honors the reunion class donating the largest cumulative amount given and pledged to the Kenyon Fund, reflecting the multi-year giving program. The Class of 1963 won the award for its contributions of more than $527,000.
The Peirce Cup is awarded annually to the class with the greatest percentage of its members in attendance at Reunion Weekend. The Class of 2008 won the award, with 41.7 percent of its members present.
The Class of ’62 Award is given to the reunion class, among those celebrating fifth to twentieth reunions, with the greatest percentage of its members donating to the Kenyon Fund. The Class of 2003 won the award, with 37.14 percent of its members participating.
The Class of ’63 Cup, awarded in acknowledgement of the class whose contributions to the Kenyon Fund, in total dollars, represent the greatest percentage increase over their giving for the previous year. The Class of ’63 Cup recognizes devotion to the reunion-giving program and perseverance in working toward an ambitious reunion giving goal. The Class of 1963 won the award.
The Class of ’87 Award recognizes the class, among those celebrating fifth to twentieth reunions, with the highest cumulative Kenyon Fund total, for their multi-year reunion giving campaign. The Class of 1993 won the award for its members’ contributions of more than $72,000.
The Kenyon Fund Executive Committee Leadership Giving Award is given to the class with the largest number of new leadership donors. The Class of 1973 won the award with 20 new leadership donors.
Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award, presented to those alumni who, in the opinion of the Alumni Council, have made a significant contribution to Kenyon in past years as volunteers for admissions, fundraising, career development, and regional association steering committees.
Lori L. Alf ’88
Reid W. Click ’83
Robert W. Goldman ’63
Alan E. Goldsmith ’73
R. Benton Gray ’73
Kurt Karakul ’73 P’03,’06,’08,’11
Kyle A. Laux ’03
Patricia Rossman Skrha ’88
R. Todd Ruppert ’78
William J. Yost ’68
Dave Harbison Alumni Admissions Award
In recognition of exceptional service to the Admissions and Alumni Offices in their student recruitment program.
Jack Y. Au ’73
Heather L. Cortes ’98
Todd P. Leavitt ’73 P’10
Madeline Podnar Stewart ’03
In recognition of five years of service to the Extern Program of the Career Development Office.
Rebecca L. Yarbrough ’09
Awarded to one alumnus or alumna, in recognition of a history of service to Kenyon College.
William E. Bennett ’68 P’96,’00,’07 H’11
Thomas and Mary Greenslade Award
Awarded to members of the Kenyon family who demonstrate the qualities of affection for and loyalty to Kenyon exhibited by Thomas B. Greenslade ’31, College archivist from 1967-1990, and his wife Mary.
S. Georgia Nugent
Alumni Council Humanitarian Service Award
Awarded at the discretion of the Alumni Council to members of the Kenyon family who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to humanitarian service.
Edward J. Otten MD ’73
Anne J. Robinson Award
Awarded annually to the outstanding regional association president(s) and is named in honor of Anne Robinson, wife of Jefferson D. Robinson III ’49 director of alumni affairs from 1978-1988.
Christopher A. Mitchell ’91, Michigan Regional Association President
The D. Morgan Smith Class Agent Award
Calvin Frost ’63 and Neal Mayer ’63