The Alumni Award for Ministry Excellence is presented by Central Seminary to alumni who have made extraordinary contributions in their ministry context and exemplify the mission, values, and legacy of Central Seminary.

In 1973, Central Seminary began awarding the Alumnus/a of the Year Award. Past awardees are listed below.

1973     Harry B. Bondurant

               Ruby Lawrence

1974     Theodore W. Thompson, Sr.

               Robert O. Dulin, Jr.

1975     Mary Louise Slater

               Harry E. Coulter

               Jaime E. Davila

1976     A. Q. Van Benschoten, Jr.

               R. V. Unmack

1977     Carleton L. Briggs

               James M. Wood

1979     John P. Epp

1980     Donald D. Gains

1981     Charles W. Spencer

1982     Truman G. Sproles

1983     Albert W. Bunch

1984     Floyd Boyd

1985     Vera Goodman

1986     T. Maynard Preston

1987     Henry R. Moeller

1988     Samuel E. Beckwith

1989     Bill L. Shook

1990     Paul T. Losh

               Doretha L. Horn

               E. B. Hicks

1991     Arel T. Lewis

               Allen D. Selig

               Richard L. Waltz

1992     Harry Cowles

               Robert Wallace

1993     Kenneth E. Ellsworth

               Fred Thomson

1994     Joseph L. Backer

               Telfer L. Epp

1995     Gary H. Rhodes

1996     J. Clark Hensley

1997     Franklin W. Nelson

1998     Lloyd James

               Eileen James

               Lee Rader

Bruce Bridgewater

Jene Chadwick Bridgewater

1999     Richard Behrens

               Marshall Schirer

2000     Carolyn Predmore

               C. L. Baccus

2001     Kenneth E Briggs, Jr

               Glenn G. Knight

               Najekhu Yeptho Sema

2002     Herman E. Borum

2003     John O. Propert

2004     Robert A. Box

               Dallas R. Weaver

2005     None

2006     None

2007     William E. Rathbun

2008     Margaret Roberts

2009     John Clark

               Richard Menninger

               Robert Molby

               Warren Smith

2010     Marsha Perkins

               Stanley Horton

2011     Jane T. Fickle

               Gordon Hatcher

2012     Ruth Clark

               Phil Love

2013     Cliff Caton

               Kapzamang Sonna

2014     Lee Jost

               Angela Lowe

2015     Heather Entrekin

               Cedric Rowan

2016     Justin Anderson

               Cheryl Harader

               Wayne Paulsen

2017      Joanna Harader

               Danny L. Jack

Seung John Lee

2018      Steve Neal

               Rakmi Shaiza

2019 Sharon Cantrell

Matthew Silvers

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