Highlighting Award Honorees for Alumni Weekend 2020

Pictured above are the honorees from Westminster College’s 2019 Alumni Honors Convocation Ceremony, one of the primary highlights of Alumni Weekend.

Alumni Weekend 2020, April 17-19, is packed with exciting events for our fantastic alumni and their family members. For a complete list of activities ― including the inaugural Brauer Lecture featuring bestselling author, Harvard professor and Washington Post columnist Dr. Arthur Brooks ― visit our website here and here.

Make plans to come back to Westminster College’s beautiful campus to attend our many events, including the Alumni Honors Convocation Ceremony.

2020 Alumni Honors Convocation Ceremony: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18

Each year, the pinnacle of Alumni Weekend is the Alumni Honors Convocation ceremony, which is designed to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of a handful of alumni from a variety of backgrounds and interests. Westminster is excited to announce the following 2020 Alumni Achievement Award Honorees, Young Alumni Achievement Award Honorees and the Remley Award honoree. Watch Westminster Today for extended profiles on each honoree in the weeks leading up to Alumni Weekend 2020.

2020 Alumni Achievement Award Honorees

Presented each year during Alumni Weekend, the Alumni Achievement Award honors alumni whose accomplishments reflect the Westminster mission and who have distinguished themselves through personal achievements, professional achievements and/or have made significant contributions to society. The Alumni Achievement Award is approved by the Alumni Council and given to up to six alumni each year during Alumni Weekend. The Alumni Achievement Award requires a motion and vote from the Board of Trustees.

Raymond (Mike) Baker, ‘69 ΣΧ
CEO and President, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Brookfield, Inc.
Leawood, KS

Dr. Jill Dunlap Brown, ‘99 ΚΑΘ
Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education, Columbia Public Schools
Columbia, MO

Elizabeth Brown Cole, ‘94 ΚΚΓ
Corporate and Transactional Attorney, Legal Advocate and Volunteer
St Louis, MO

Tim O’Reilly, ’90 ΒΘΠ
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, O’Reilly Hospitality Attorney, O’Reilly & Preston, LLC
Springfield, MO

2019 Young Alumni Achievement Award Honorees

Since 2009, the Young Alumni Achievement Award is presented annually during Alumni Weekend to recognize alumni who demonstrate the Westminster mission through outstanding achievement early in their chosen career and/or who have dedicated leadership and service to their community and have graduated within five to 15 years. The Young Alumni Achievement Award is approved by the Alumni Council and given to up to two alumni each year at Alumni Weekend. The Young Alumni Achievement Award requires a motion and vote from the Board of Trustees for approval.

David Jackson, ’10 ΚΑ
Principal, Gamble & Schlemeier Governmental Consultants
Lake Saint Louis, MO

Jessica (Landsbury) Naslund, ‘05
Therapist and Owner of Jessica Naslund, LCSW
St. Charles, MO 2019

Remley Award Honoree

The Remley Women’s Award celebrates women who have shown exceptional passion and support for the women of Westminster College, emulating the spirt of the award’s namesake, Dr. Audrey Remley. Remley was Westminster’s first full-time female professor and welcomed the first women students on campus in 1979. A committee consisting of a faculty/advisor/representative from the Remley Women’s Center, a lead student intern within the Center, a Westminster alumna and the Director of Alumni Engagement select the recipients from women who have been nominated.

Gina Campagna, ’09 ΚΑΘ
Executive Project Manager for EquipmentShare
Columbia, MO

For more information on Alumni Weekend 2020, please contact Emily McKinzie, Director of Alumni Engagement, at Emily.McKinzie@westminster-mo.edu or (573) 592-6050.

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Sarah Rummel Backer

Sarah Rummel Backer is the Director of Media Relations and Senior Writer at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. A proud Westminster graduate, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.