Close

☰ In This Section

College of Arts & Sciences Awardees

wiley-scott

Bethel grads have a legacy of making a difference in the world around them. Join us in congratulating our deserving award recipient for 2018!

2018 Alumnus of the Year

Wiley Scott '90 — Having grown up in the projects of Bradenton, Florida, Wiley Scott thought his future would look more like the local Tropicana Orange Juice factory than Bethel University. But thanks to a few key mentors and his own determination, Scott made it to college—and now serves as a senior vice president for Young Life, one of the nation’s best known youth ministry organizations.

Read Wiley's incredible story, or watch a video to hear Wiley tell his own story.

Past Winners

Year

Name of Awardee

2017

Mitch Duininck ’81

2016

Chad Schwitters '95

2015

Kristi Piehl '96

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

Alumni Features

Homecoming

Homecoming 2019 is October 4-6! Save the date and make plans to be a part of the festivities! Watch for more details.
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn