Alumni Awards

HSCI - John E. Christian Distinguished Alumnus Award

Professor Christian held many offices and won many honors in professional and academic groups. He made major contributions to undergraduate education, literature, and research, for which he earned international recognition.   Of even greater and more lasting significance are his contributions to graduate education in various areas. They include radionuclide applications, health physics, environmental toxicology, environmental assessment, environmental and occupational safety and health, environmental biology and ecology, and various areas of pharmacy.  Upon his retirement June 30, 1998, graduate student alumni, faculty, colleagues, and other friends of Professor Christian contributed   to an endowment fund, The John E. Christian Recognition Fund. The net income from this fund is used to honor a distinguished alumnus each year. Alumni to be honored are selected from the areas of pharmacy, bionucleonics, and health sciences.

HSCI - Young Alumni Award

The Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes a graduate of the School of Health Sciences for significant contributions to his or her profession, career achievements, or contributions to society through public  service or other community activities. 

HHS Distinguished Alumni Awards

This award honors alumni who have significantly advanced their careers and have demonstrated noteworthy professional accomplishments that reflect favorably on their profession, Purdue and society.

HHS Outstanding Young Alumni Awards

This award honors alumni under the age of 35 with outstanding career development either through traditional channels or innovative approaches including involvement in professional organizations, college alumni association or community activities.

List of Honored Alumni

Honoree

Year Awarded

Award Received

Purdue Degree Awarded 

Charles W. Miller 2019 HHS Distinguished Alumni PhD, 1973
Akshay Thomas 2019 HHS Outstanding Young Alumni BS, 2008
Andrew Monnot 2019 Young Alumni Award PHD, 2011
Akshay Thomas 2018 HSCI Young Alumni Award BS, 2008
Lynne Fairobent 2018 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus BS, 1978
Tasha Hall 2017 HSCI Young Alumni Award BS, 2007
Bernard W. Graham 2017 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1976
Jerrod T. Bushberg 2016 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1981
Dallas Cowan 2016 Young Alumni Award PHD, 2008
Dennis Paustenbach 2015 HHS Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1982
James F. Schweitzer 2015 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1985
Matthew Le 2015 Young Alumni Award BS, 2007
Richard Vetter 2014 HHS Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1970
Henri Rothschild 2014 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1972
David Carlson 2014 Young Alumni Award PHD, 2006
R. Craig Yoder 2013 HHS Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1978
William D. Travers 2012 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1972
Jason Harris 2012 Young Alumni Award PHD, 2007
Paul L. Ziemer 2011 HHS Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1962
Richard Vetter 2011 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1970
R. Craig Yoder 2010 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1978
Julie Kucek 2010 Young Alumni Award BS, 2004
John Pryor 2010 Young Alumni Award BS, 1998
Charles W. Miller 2009 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1973
Rafi k H. Bishara 2008 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1972
Gerald A. Bruno 2007 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1961
Jou G. Hwang 2006 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1986
Charles W. Coffee, II 2005 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1975
Wilson McArthur        2004 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1971
Rodney Ice 2003 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1967
Bill D. Shipp 2002 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1972
Paul L. Ziemer 2001 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1962
Dennis J. Paustenbach 2000 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1982
Dionyssis S. Ithakissios 1999 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1973
Harold S. Bailey Jr. 1998 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1951
Richard W. McDowell 1997 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1969
Philip C. Merker 1996 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1955
Setsuya Seno 1995 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1965
Sam L. Barker 1994 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1969
Galen F. Collins 1993 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1953
Wayne McKeehan  1992 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1957
Gilman N. Cyr 1991 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1948
Robert W. Elkas  1989 John Christian Distinguished Alumnus PhD, 1947

 

 

 

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