Van Winkle Award

The Van Winkle Achievement Award honors a distinguished person or professional who has extraordinary accomplishments including outstanding service to Centenary College and the community at large, and who brings honor to our institution. Alumni and all others closely associated with Centenary College are eligible for nomination.

Van Winkle Achievement Award past honorees (through 2014):

· Louise Armstrong ’48

· Ellen Baars-Banks ’93

· Claire Couch Bosee ’54

· Fred J. Brotherton ’89 HA

· Ruth Vail Pierson Churchill ’13

· Margot Nelson Carey ’55

· Barbara Clarihew ’61

· Karen DeWitt Conner ’54

· Bernice Spies Davis ’31

· Karen Nelson Drake ’53

· Eleanor Lee Drinane ’59

· Lucinda Thomas Embersits ’59

· Erica Hontz Hoffman ’83

· Patricia Terhune Hoffman ’47

· Virginia George Hook ’44

· Joan Garey Hooper ’50

· Karen Phillips Irons ’63

· Edith Bolte Kutz ’42

· Carol Burgess Lackland ’54

· Grace Lewis ’43

· Shirley Wilson McCune ’50

· Linda Dey McDonald ’62

· Arden Davis Melick ’60/01 HA

· Althea Mundorff Murchison ’19

· Elissa Robison Prout ’54

· C. Joy Riddell ’58

· Roberta Fleming Roesch ’39

· Dominick V. Romano ’01 HA

· Ruth Scarborough ’96 HA

· John A. Shayner ’89 HA

· Meredith Post Van Pelt ’32

· Diane Decker Sillcocks ’54

· Nancy Briwa Veeder ’46

· Audrey Hines Bonaparte Watts ’78

· Chris Linne ’02/04


The Gold Dome Award

Each year at the annual Centenary University Scholarship Gala, honorees are chosen to receive the Gold Dome Award. The Award was first presented in 1999 to recognize the contributions of individuals and organizations who, through extraordinary vision and dedication, advance the mission of Centenary University and exemplify the values we hold dear.

2016 honoree:

Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite '96 HA

Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite has been a valued member of the Centenary College community for more than 20 years, serving in a variety of positions.  She began her career at the institution as adjunct assistant professor of Business, from 1985 to 1988.  In 1988, Dr. Lewthwaite was hired as the assistant professor of Business.  In 1994, she was promoted to associate professor of Business.

In 1999, she transferred from the Business Department to the Education Department, where she served as associate professor of Education.  In 2001, she became a tenured faculty member and was promoted to professor of Education.  In 2003, Dr. Lewthwaite became a member of the College’s Executive Staff when she was named vice president for Academic Programs.  She was promoted again in 2006, to vice president for Academic Affairs and chief academic officer, then named acting chief operating officer in 2008.

Dr. Lewthwaite gained a wealth of corporate experience prior to her career at Centenary College.  Previous positions include training specialist at American International Group, Equal Employment Opportunity program manager at Schering-Plough Corporation, manager of personnel at American Reinsurance Company and manager of Management Development and Training at Great Lakes Carbon Corporation.  She was also an independent consultant in the areas of supervisory and management training and development.  She holds a BBA from Pace University, as well as a MBA and Ed.D from Saint John’s University.

To download a list of past recipients, click here.

Distinguished Alumni

Established in 1992, during Centenary's 125th anniversary, 125 alumni were honored; 10 additional alumni were added to the list in 2002, in conjunction with the inauguration of Centenary President Dr. Kenneth L. Hoyt.  Five new awards were conferred at the Distinguished Alumni Brunch on Sunday, October 14, 2012, as part of the Homecoming & Alumni Weekend festivities. The purpose of this award is to recognize the personal or professional achievements of Centenary Alumni, and their service to the University or the community-at-large. The criteria used to select the recipients along with a nomination form are downloadable. Nominations will be reviewed by the selection committee, which is comprised of a representative of the Alumni Association Executive Board, the President of the University, a member of the President’s Advisory Countil and the Executive Director of Alumni Engagement.  

To download a list of the 147 Distinguished Alumni, click here.

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