University of Wisconsin–Madison

Distinguished Alumni

Each year since 1999 distinguished alumni of the department have been recognized by the Board of Visitors and faculty “for distinguished lifetime achievement and/or service to the University of Wisconsin-Madison,” and for their outstanding professional achievements. Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented at the annual Spring Banquet.

Click on the year’s links below to read the citations for each:

2015
Ken Bradbury—PhD 1982
William A. Morgan—BS 1975; MS 1977

Dean L. Morgridge—BS 1953; MS 1955

2014
Mark Solien—BS 1970; MS 1976
Chunmiao Zheng—PhD 1988

2013
Thomas W. Doe—MS1973; PhD 1980
William J. Hinze—BS 1951; PhD 1957
Jean Morrison—PhD 1988

2012—no awards made

2011
John Charles Behrendt—BS 1954: MS 1956; PhD 1961
R. Heather Macdonald—MS 1979; PhD 1984

2010
Marjorie A. Chan—PhD 1982
John M. Eiler—MS 1991; PhD 1994

2009
Mark D. Kurz —BS (Chemistry) 1976
Rick Sarg —PhD 1976

2008
John M. Guilbert—MS 1954; PhD 1962
Alfred G. Fischer—BA 1939; MA 1940

2007
J. Lawford Anderson—MS 1972; PhD 1975
Richard W. Hutchinson—MS 1951; PhD 1954
Mark D. Myers—BS 1977; MS 1981

2006
James F. Davis—MS 1956; PhD 1965
Frederick A. Frey—BS (Chemical Engineering) 1960; Ph.D. (Chemistry) 1967
Walter D. Mooney—PhD 1975

2005
Richard B. Alley—PhD 1987

2004
Charles K. Leith—BS 1897; PhD 1901
Lewis G. Weeks—BA 1917
Jay C. NaniaBS 1984, MS 1987

2003
Carl A.P. Fricke—MS 1976
John W. Harbaugh—PhD 1955
Peter R. Vogt—MA 1965; PhD 1968

2002
Philip H. (Pete) Stark—MS 1961; PhD 1963
Richard A. Paull— BS 1952; MS 1953; PhD 1957
and Rachel Krebs Paull—BS 1954; MS 1970; PhD 1980

2001
Ned A. Ostenso—BS 1952; MS 1953; PhD 1962
Robert M. Sneider—PhD 1962
Ray E. Wilcox—PhB 1933; PhM 1937; PhD 1941

2000
Charles C. Bradley—PhB 1935; PhM 1947; PhD 1950
William E. Laing—BS 1951
James D. Robertson—MS 1972; PhD 1975

1999
Kenneth W. Ciriacks—BS 1958
Katharine Fowler-Billings—MS 1929
M. Ray Thomasson—PhD 1959