CLA recognizes Alumni of Notable Achievement for 2010

On April 6, 2010, the College honored 21 alumni who have made remarkable contributions or attained significant achievements in their fields.

Back row, L to R: Timothy M. Larson, Michael N. Ross, Preston J. Miller, Kathleen A. Brekken, Wallace Hilke, Paula M. Bilitz, John Vaughn, Paul Mattessich, William T. Bailey, IV, C. John Baumgartner, Jr., James M. Rosenbaum

Front row, L to R: Gregory M. Bistram, Linda Mealey-Lohmann, Ruth Mickelsen, Meredith Sommers, William C. Bonifield, Susan F. Marrinan, John Dregni, Robert C. Fransen, Burnham J. Philbrook
Not Pictured: Charles K. Porter

The CLA Alumni of Notable Achievement (ANA) program was created in 1994 as part of CLA's 125th anniversary to celebrate and honor the significant achievements and contributions of college alumni. All ANA honorees have been nominated by CLA alumni, faculty, and staff.

Of the College's 118,000 living graduates, approximately 1,300 have been selected as recipients. By honoring its alumni, CLA recognizes and celebrates not only their singular accomplishments but also the collective depth and breadth of their interests, talents, career paths and achievements in all sectors of society.

See a list of all CLA Alumni of Notable Achievment.

  • William "Bill" Baily, IV (B.S. '80, economics), accomplished business executive and entrepreneur

  • Dr. C. "John" Baumgartner, Jr. (B.A. '59, physiology), practitioner, health advocate, teacher, and researcher

  • Paula M. Bilitz (B.A. '75, journalism), respected leader in marketing and communications

  • Gregory "Greg" M. Bistram (B.A. '74, political science), accomplished attorney, mediator, and arbitrator

  • Dr. William C. Bonifield (Ph.D. '68, economics), distinguished expert in non-profit and higher education leadership and community volunteer

  • Kathleen A. Brekken (B.A., '70), respected leader in business and community involvement 

  • John "Jay" Dregni (B.A. '57, psychology), veteran human resources consultant and community volunteer 

  • Robert "Bob" C. Fransen (B.A. '43, journalism), distinguished pioneer in broadcasting and community volunteer

  • Wallace "Wally" Hilke (B.A. '83, political science; J.D. '86), respected legal adviser and dedicated civil libertarian
  • Timothy M. Larson (B.A. '01, journalism), innovative business leader

  • Susan F. Marrinan (B.A., '69, law; J.D. '73), respected legal and business professional and community volunteer
  • Dr. Paul Mattessich (Ph.D. '77, sociology), international leader in human services, social policy, and social research
  • Linda Mealey-Lohmann (B.A. '81, East Asian studies; M.A. Chinese, '86; J.D. '90), leader in employment law, alternative dispute resolution, and promoting global understanding
  • Ruth A. Mickelsen (B.A. '77, humanities), accomplished health care attorney and community volunteer
Dr. Preston J. Miller (B.A. '66, economics; Ph.D., '72, economics), nationally respected researcher in macro-economics

  • The Honorable Burnham "Bud" J. Philbrook (B.A. '69, political science; M.A. '81, public affairs), internationally recognized leader in public policy and engagement and a non-profit entrepreneur
  • Charles "Chuck" K. Porter (B.A. '67, journalism), innovative advertising entrepreneur
  • The Honorable James "Jim" M. Rosenbaum (B.A. '66; J.D. '69), nationally respected jurist, community volunteer, and beloved mentor
  • Michael N. Ross (B.A. '74, philosophy and humanities), respected publishing executive
  • Meredith Sommers (B.A. '59), Latin America scholar, University and community volunteer
  • John C. Vaughn (B.A. '81, journalism), accomplished executive and leader in legal reform



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