Young Alumni Award

The Wartburg College Young Alumni Award is awarded to recent graduates who have shown ability to live out the four pillars of the Wartburg College Mission Statement— leadership, service, faith, and learning—both personally and professionally. Nominations that are particularly strong in one or two of the pillars will warrant consideration, but those who are strong in all four areas will have the greatest chance of selection. Previous recipients of the award are included below:

2021 Young Alumni Award Recipients

2020 Young Alumni Award Recipients

2019 Young Alumni Award Recipients

2018 Young Alumni Award Recipients

Previous award recipients

Vernon Birmingham ’00, inducted in 2015

Keri Deppe Carstens ’01, inducted in 2015

Kristin Erickson Roberts ’00, inducted in 2015

Lourey Middlecamp Savick ’08, inducted in 2015

Hyeladzirra “Zirra” Banu ’11, inducted in 2014

Aaron Buzza ’01 and Crystal Heins Buzza ’03, inducted in 2014

Sarah Albertson-Corkery ’98, inducted in 2014

Dr. Jamie Bakkum-Gamez ’98, inducted in 2013

Michael Greenwald ’06, inducted in 2016

Ryan Hess ’00, inducted in 2013

Krista Ullestad Kilgus ’03, inducted in 2016

Matt McNamara ’02, inducted in 2016

Stephanie Fisk Mendez ’04, inducted in 2013

Nwabunie Nwana ’09, inducted in 2017

Randon Ruggles ’09, inducted in 2017

Kara Trebil ’06, inducted in 2017

Aaron Wernimont ’09, inducted in 2017

Paul Yeager ’98, inducted in 2013