Past Alumni of the Year

Below is a list of Samford's past Alumni of the Year and Outstanding Alumni of the Year recipients.

These individuals have been distinguished in their professional careers, community and church involvement, and in their ongoing service to and financial support of Samford University.

2015

Outstanding Young Alumnus

Andrew Patterson

Alumna of the Year

Karen Carlisle

Alumnus of the Year

Todd Carlisle

Alumnus of the Year

Larry Cox

2014

Outstanding Young Alumnus

Houston Estes

Alumna of the Year 

Brenda Mitchell Hackney

Alumna of the Year

Hon. Helen Shores Lee

Alumnus of the Year

Bryan K. Owens

2013

Outstanding Young Alumnus 

Jeff Stephens

Alumnus of the Year

Mark Cottingham

Alumnus of the Year

Mickey Newsome

Alumna of the Year

Sylvia Snider Young

2012

Alumnus of the Year

Patrick Devereux

Alumnus of the Year

James Huskey

Alumnus of the Year

Kerry Gossett 

Alumna of the Year

MaryAnn Buffington Moon

Alumnus of the Year

Rickie D. Moon

2011

Outstanding Young Alumna

Kitty Brown

Alumnus of the Year

Joe McDade

Alumnus of the Year

Mark Davidson

2010

Outstanding Young Alumnus

Ted Alling

Outstanding Young Alumnus

Barry Large

Outstanding Young Alumnus

Allan Davis

Alumna of the Year

Ann Thornton Field

Alumnus of the Year

William J. Stevens

2009

Outstanding Young Alumnus

Eric Motley

Alumna of the Year

Carolyn Yeager Robinson

Alumnus of the Year

Col. Michael Robinson

2008

Alumnus of the Year

Bennie Bumpers

Alumna of the Year

Paula Hovater

Alumnus of the Year

Rod Hovater

2007

Alumnus of the Year

Walt Barnes

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Sigurd F. Bryan

Alumna of the Year

Carol J. Guthrie

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. George Irons, Jr.

2006

Alumnus of the Year

William E. Cash

Alumnus of the Year

Pat M. Courington, Sr. 

Alumna of the Year

Martha Ann Cox

Alumnus of the Year

S. Todd Crider

2005

Alumna of the Year

Betsy Box

Alumnus of the Year

William E. Hull

Alumnus of the Year

Luther Durwood McAlister

2004

Alumna of the Year

Dr. Wanda Lee

Alumnus of the Year

Marvin Mann

2003

Alumna of the Year

Hon. Karon O. Bowdre

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. William C. Dooley

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. W. Randall Lolley

Alumna of the Year

Dr. Betsy Rogers

2002

Alumna of the Year

S. Elizabeth Futral

2001

Alumnus of the Year

Howard G. Clark III

Alumnus of the Year

Francois Coutu

2000

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. George F. Scofield

Alumna of the Year

Patricia Trent Scofield

1999

Alumnus of the Year

Eddie Miller

Alumna of the Year

Anne George

Alumnus of the Year

Carl E. Miller, Jr. 

1998

Alumna of the Year

Dr. Mary Lynne H. Capilouto

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Lonnie W. Funderburg

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. James D. Moebes

Alumnus of the Year

Herman Moore

1997

Alumna of the Year

Margaret W. Morland

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. James A. Ward, Jr. 

Alumnus of the Year

William J. Ward

1996

Alumnus of the Year

William S. Propst

1995

Alumnus of the Year

Malcolm K. Miller, Jr. 

1994

Alumnus of the Year

John W. Duren

1993

Alumnus of the Year

Herschel H. Hobbs

1992

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Robert Glen Waldrop

1991

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Ray C. Williams

1990

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Clayton McWhorter

1989

Alumna of the Year

Dr. Grace E. Marquez

1988

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Arthur L. Walker, Jr. 

1987

Alumna of the Year

Ida V. Moffett

1986

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Frank W. Donaldson

1985

Alumnus of the Year

J. Wayne Flynt

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Edward Griffith

1984

Alumnus of the Year

Cecil E. Wanninger

1983

Alumnus of the Year

Tracy B. Burger

Alumnus of the Year

Gene C. Kelser

Alumnus of the Year

Howard F. McCord

Alumna of the Year

Hon. Janie L. Shores

1982

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. J. Claude Bennett

Alumna of the Year

Miss Mildred Blankenship

1981

Alumna of the Year 

Mary Louise S. Hodges

Alumnus of the Year 

Loyal Phillips

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. William C. Rhodes

1980

Alumna of the Year

Dr. Catherine B. Allen

Alumnus of the Year 

Robert C. Bowden

1979

Alumnus of the Year 

John Will Gay

Alumna of the Year

Dr. Martha Hagood

Alumnus of the Year

A. Gerow Hodges

1978

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Hugh Mattison Linder 

Alumna of the Year

Irene McCombs

1977

Alumna of the Year

Mrs. May L. Adams

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Ira Simmons

1976

Alumnus of the Year

Guy H. Caffey, Jr.

Alumna of the Year

Dr. Martha J. Stewart

Alumna of the Year

Elsie D. Waller

1975

Alumna of the Year

Lucille Dorroh Burton

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. L. August Lovegren

1974

Alumnus of the Year

Robert E. Lambert, Jr.

1973

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Clyde J. Dotson

Alumna of the Year

Lucille Ford Moore

Alumna of the Year

Dorothy Youngblood Woodyerd

1972

Alumna of the Year 

Edwina A. Rose

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Carl Whirley

1971

Alumna of the Year

Dean Margaret S. Douglass

Alumnus of the Year

Curtis Bush Hasty

1970

Alumnus of the Year

Harold E. Martin

Alumna of the Year

Nina Miglionico

1969

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Charles Bowdon Kingry

Alumna of the Year

Ada Rae Pass

1968

Alumnus of the Year

Emmett David Bates

Alumna of the Year

Ruth Davis O'Kelley

1967

Alumnus of the Year

Andrew Hendrix Knight

1966

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Hamilton Reid

1965

Alumnus of the Year

Earl Goodwin

1964

Alumnus of the Year

Charles W. Gross

1963

Alumnus of the Year

J. Orlando Ogle

1962

Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Wiley Ogletree

1961

Alumnus of the Year

A.P. Longshore

1960

Alumnus of the Year

Albert Lee Smith

1959

Alumnus of the Year

Algermon L. Smith

1958

Alumnus of the Year

J. C. Inzer

1957

Alumnus of the Year

Peyton A. Eubank

1956

Alumnus of the Year

Joseph D. Heacock