Alumni Awards

The Culture for Service Award was initiated in 1989 and is given annually by the Alumni Board to honor Goshen College graduates who have made lifelong commitments to service and exemplify the college motto of "Culture for Service." Recipients live out the college's core values and distinguish themselves through commendable accounts of service and achievements at home or in their churches, colleges, communities and the larger world.

The Young Alumni Servant Leadership Award recognizes a Goshen College alumnus or alumna whose contributions and achievements in career, public or church service and volunteer activities early in post-graduate life are worthy of recognition. It was established by the Goshen Alumni Association in 2004.

The Maple Leafs Athletic Club annually presents the Dr. Ruth Gunden and the Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Awards. The two awards, created in 2005, are presented to a male and female alumni athlete who exemplify the college’s core values in their lives, work and community service. Gunden and Gingerich were pioneers in Goshen College’s athletic history.

2014 Alumni Awardees

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Esther Kawira ’74, Culture for Service Award
Ray Funk ’69, Culture for Service Award
Malinda Berry ’96, Young Alumni Servant Leadership Award
Mandy Yoder ’99, Dr. Ruth Gunden Champion of Character Awards
Kenneth Edwards ’81, Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award

2013 Alumni Awardees

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Tony Brown ’71, Culture for Service Award
Arden Shank ’74, Culture for Service Award
the late Fred Litwiller ’62, Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award
Lynda Hollinger-Janzen, Dr. Ruth Gunden Champion of Character Award

2012 Alumni Awardees

2012 Goshen College Alumni Awardees

John Driver ’50, Culture for Service Award
Rebecca (Kreider) Pries ’66, Culture for Service Award
Grant Rissler ’99, Decade of Servant Leadership Award
Keith Springer ’69, Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award
Sue Roth ’66, Dr. Ruth Gunden Champion of Character Award

2011 Alumni Awardees

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Vance George ’55, Culture for Service Awards
Arthur DeFehr ’65, Culture for Service Awards
Ahmed Haile ’79, Culture for Service Awards
Kelli Holsopple ’99, Decade of Servant Leadership Award
Marty Gaff ’71, Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award
Mary Sutter ’80, Dr. Ruth Gunden Champion of Character Award

2010 Alumni Awardees

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Wilma Shank ’46, Culture for Service Award
David A. Shank ’48, Culture for Service Award
Wilmar Stahl ’71, Culture for Service Award
Nancy Chupp ’87, Culture for Service Award
Cristina Hernandez ’00, Decade of Servant Leadership Award
BJ Leichty ’75, Dr. Ruth Gunden Champion of Character Award
Dan Bodiker ’64, Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award

2009 Alumni Awardees

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Galen D. Miller ’74, Culture for Service Award
John Martin ’74, Culture for Service Award
Marty Kelley ’71, Dr. Ruth Gunden Champion of Character Award
Lynn Williams ’60, Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award

2008 Alumni Awardees

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Virginia Mininger ’65, Culture for Service Award
Jim Mininger ’65, Culture for Service Award
Paul Myers ’66, Culture for Service Award
Dale Kempf ’78, Culture for Service Award
Janna Hunter-Bowman ’00, Decade of Servant Leadership Award
Trinda Hirschey Bishop ’69, Dr. Ruth Gunden Champion of Character Award
John Ingold ’59, Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award

2007 Alumni Awardees

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Jonathan Beachy ’72, Culture for Service Award
Ruby Payne ’72, Culture for Service Award
David Bartel ’82, Culture for Service Award
Dana Graber Ladek ’97, Decade of Servant Leadership Award
Henry Zehr ’78, Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award
Sue Conrad ’92, Dr. Ruth Gunden Champion of Character Award

2006 Alumni Awardees

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Edgar Metzler ’52, Culture for Service Award
Ethel Yake Metzler ’46, Culture for Service Award
Glen E. Miller ’57, Culture for Service Award
Lisa Koop ’99, Decade of Servant Leadership Award
Don Jantzi ’72, Dr. Roman Gingerich Champion of Character Award
Sally Hunsberger ’86, Dr. Ruth Gunden Champion of Character Award

2005 Alumni Awardees

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Hans J. Hillerbrand ’55, Culture for Service Award
Ramzi Farran ’68, Culture for Service Award
Carol Farran ’69, Culture for Service Award
Justin Rothshank ’00, Decade of Servant Leadership Award