Alumni Association Awards
The Washburn University School of Law Alumni Association Board of Governors presents awards yearly to honor both alumni and non-alumni. Recipients of these prestigious awards have brought recognition to Washburn University School of Law through their service to their profession, community, and to Washburn University School of Law.
The Award Recipients for 2016 are:
- Lynette Petty, Class of 1987
- Earl Hatcher, Class of 1923
- The Honorable J. Thomas Marten, Class of 1976
- Frank Ross, Jr., Class of 1978
Honorary Life Member
The Distinguished Service Award is bestowed on graduates of the School of Law who have particularly distinguished themselves and brought recognition to the school through their service to the Washburn University School of Law, the legal profession, their community, or public service.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon graduates whose careers have been highly distinguished, and whose achievements and contributions are widely recognized as significant and outstanding in their field of endeavor, whether it be in the practice of law, the judiciary, business, public service, education or otherwise. While all graduates of the School of Law will be eligible for consideration, in general those nominated should be persons whose professional careers have been substantially completed, and who clearly will represent the very best and most accomplished of Washburn Law's many outstanding graduates. Established in 2007, this award was known as the Distinguished Alumni Recognition Award in 2007 and 2008.
The Honorary Life Membership is awarded annually to a non-graduate. The recipient of this honor is someone who has provided an exemplary service to their profession, community, and Washburn University School of Law.
The Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD), established in 2017, is awarded to recent Washburn Law graduates whose performance and commitment has set an example of professionalism and demonstrated leadership in the legal field, in their community, or to the School of Law. Recipients of the award must have graduated within the past 10 years.
Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients (replaced in 2008 by the Lifetime Achievement Award).