Lindenwood University has a long history of presenting alumni awards as a way to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of our alumni, their dedication to the university, and to the community. Nominations provide an avenue for all alumni, faculty, staff, and students to state why a particular alumnus would be a fit for one of these awards. Recipients are dependent on the nominations submitted and may not be awarded every year.
Alumni Merit Award
The Alumni Merit Award recognizes alumni who have enhanced the prestige of Lindenwood University by virtue of their character, integrity, career, and personal accomplishments. Traditionally, the medal has not been given in recognition of a single remarkable achievement but has been reserved for those alumni who have attained and maintained extremely high stations in their chosen fields of endeavor and in their service to society.
2020 Alumni Merit Award - John "JT" Taylor
We are honored to present Jon “JT” Taylor with the 2020 Alumni Merit Award. The Alumni Merit Award recognizes alumni who have enhanced the prestige of Lindenwood University by virtue of their character, integrity, career, and personal accomplishments. Traditionally, the award has not been given in recognition of a single remarkable achievement but has been reserved for those alumni who have attained and maintained extremely high stations in their chosen fields of endeavor and in their service to society.
- Full Press Release - JT Taylor Selected for Alumni Merit Award
Alumni Service Award
The Alumni Service Award recognizes Lindenwood University alumni who have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership to Lindenwood University – whether it be through volunteerism, philanthropy, recruiting, or any other means. Recipients have given significant time, talent, and effort to support the mission of Lindenwood University.
2020 Alumni Service Award - Hollis C. Heyn
We are honored to present Hollis Carolyn Heyn with the 2020 Alumni Service Award. Hollis is a 1975 alumna who obtained her bachelor’s in English from Lindenwood College for Women and a master’s in English Language and Literature from Southern Illinois University. Her focus for the last ten years has been American literature with a special emphasis in the 20th c. Southern writer William Faulkner's novels.
- Full Press Release - Hollis C. Heyn Receives Alumni Service Award
Young Alumni Award
The Young Alumni Award recognizes the accomplishments of Lindenwood University alumni who graduated in the last 10 years. Recipients are up-and-coming talents and have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to Lindenwood and the greater community. Recipients have been active with events within the Alumni Association, networking opportunities, fundraising, and student recruitment.
2020 Young Alumni Award - Kayla P. Stewart
We are honored to present Kayla Piers Stewart with the 2020 Young Alumni Award. She graduated from Lindenwood in 2014 with a religion degree, and currently resides in Chicago. She is the vice president of sales at an S&P 500 tech company. Kayla and her husband, Chase, have two Rhodesian ridgebacks and are expecting a son early next year. Chase is also a Lindenwood alumnus and the couple have remained active alumni, through both service and generosity.
- Full Press Release - Kayla Piers Stewart Wins Young Alumni Award