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Distinguished Alumni Awards

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Each year at our Commencement Ceremony in May, Brookdale’s president announces the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

These are presented to individuals whose professional, personal, or civic accomplishments have earned them distinction and recognition; alumni who are a credit to the Brookdale community. Brookdale faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the community may nominate candidates (graduates and attendees ).

We are currently accepting nominations for Spring 2014 awardees; our deadline is Friday, January 31, 2014. View / download the Guidelines and Nomination Form. 

Past Recipients:

1998
Edward Buenga
Ron Carter
Jessie Ricks
1999
Madine R. DeSantis ‘92 
Wesley Mayo Sr. ‘75
2000
Dorothy James ‘ 74
Marry Curry ’99
Joseph Ferraina ‘ 71
2001
Dr. Mary Jane Celli ’78
Barbara A. Ruane ’93, ’94
2002
Janet Bowne-English ’94
Daryl Morrison ’88
2003
Dr. Brenda Gierhart ‘ 73
John A. Forsman ’72
2004
Joan Brearley ‘ 88, ’90, ’91
Matthew Hill ‘ 94
Edward G. Elgart ’72, ’76
2005
Jacqueline Biddle, R.N. Esq. ’91
Sean Patrick Murphy, Esq. ’77
Cynthia S. Cacelon, R.N., Ph.D., CRRN-A ’77
2006
Gwendolyn L. Evans, R.N.C. ’71
Janice Davis Miller, Esq.
Marvin Wilson ’98
2007
Nashon Hornsby, Esq. ‘ 91
Lester Long ’91
2008
Patricia O’Neill ’80
Dan Yurowski ’84
2009
Dennis Walling ’74
2010
Jacquie Dalton-Fiorito ’98 
Winifred Wilkens ’81
2013
Michael Ausiello ’92
Susan Ralph ‘98