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College of Arts & Sciences Awardees

See the long history of Bethel grads who have been honored for their hard work and dedication to their career field or area of service.

2015 Alumna of the Year

Kristi Piehl '96 - During her 12-year television career, Kristi Piehl worked as a reporter and anchor at five television stations. She won numerous awards and appeared on national television and radio news programs. In 2010, she launched Media Minefield, a unique company that redefines public relations. In five years, Piehl's company has grown to 13 employees and was recently awarded one of the 100 Best Companies to work for by Minnesota Business Magazine.

Past Winners

Year Name of Awardee
2014 David Asprey '84
2013 Jay Substad '88
2012 Paul Healy, '77
2011 Mark Robertson, '75
2010 Dr. Bruce Dahlman, '76
2009 Mary Pawlenty, '83
2008 Joel Stolte, '59
2007 Chaplain (Colonel) Glen L. Bloomstrom Jr., '77, S'81
2006 Daniel Dye, '81
2005 Rev. David Johnson, '76
2004 Dr. Robert Love, '78
2003 Billy and Pauline Head, '78
2002 Bob Kobielush , '67, S'71
2001 LoAnn Liukonen Peterson, '67
2000 Dr. William Conrad, '57
1999 Rev. John Sundquist, '58, S'61
1998 Ralph Holman, '37
1997 Russell W. Johnson, '30
1996 Evelyn Christenson, '51
1995 Dawson McAllister, '68
1994 Dennis C. Johnson, '63
1993 Ron Tschetter, '63
1992 Duane "Gibby" Gibson, '66, S'70
1992 Linda Paulson Wicklund, '68
1991 Doug Magnuson, '79
1990 Arthur Erickson, '59, S'67
1989 Gary Hipp, '74, S'75
1988 Vacharee "Jeed" Sriswad Peterson, '73
1987 Barbara Atkins Nicholson, '71
1987 Warren Magnuson, '79
1986 Dwight Lindbloom, '60
1986 Ronald Dean Olson, '55
1985 Dr. Emmett V. Johnson, '50, S'53
1984 Evangeline Hedstrom, '50
1984 Clyde Rogers, '61
1983 Dr. David Frenchak, S'68
1983 Walfred Peterson, '45
1983 Elaine Nordstrom, S'77
1982 Rev. Dale Bjork, '41, S'44
1982 Tom Headland, '60
1982 Dr. Carl H. Lundquist, S'42
1981 Dr. Virgil Olson, '36, S'41
1981 Rev. Eugene Johnson, '44, S'48
1980 Ruby Eliason, '50
1979 Dr. Bruce Leafblad, '61, S'66
1978 Betty Danielson, '41
1977 Rev. Bengt Anderson, '21, S'24
1976 Dr. David O. Moberg, '42
1975 David Tuttle, '52
1974 Rev. R. Eric Frykenberg, '51, S'55
1973 Chaplain A. Ray Appelquist, '41, S'43
1972 Dr. Thomas Coleman, '50
1971 Rev. Herman Tegenfeldt, S'40
1970 Dr. H. C. Wingblade, '45
1969 Paul Wallendorf, '25
1968 Dr. Karl E. Karlson, '40
1967 Rev. Maurice Wessman, '36, S'39
1966 Dr. C. Emanuel Carlson
1965 Dr. V. Elving Anderson, '41, S'43

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