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Congratulations to our 40th Annual Alumni Award Honorees!

Honoring graduates whose contributions enhance the University at the local, state, national or international levels, the Vanguard University Alumni Awards highlight the difference Vanguard graduates are making in the world.

Meet past honorees 

Alumnus of the Year: Scott Robinette '90

Scott Robinette is a business leader, author, speaker, coach, elder and board member. In his various leadership roles, Scott’s passion is to bring out the very best in people, teams and organizations.

Young Alumnus of the Year: Dylan Christenson ’06 MA ’09

During his time at Vanguard, Dylan was a Delivery Boy, a Frontline Leader, an Admission Office student counselor, and was active in other student life activities.

Distinguished Service Award: Rev. Juan Carlos ’88, MA '14 and Rev. Colette (Smith ‘87) Gonzalez

Juan Carlos and Colette González are Assemblies of God Missionaries to Japan.

Hero to Vanguard: Courtney (McKinney ’03) Martin

Courtney is an obstetrician-gynecologist and medical director of maternity services at Loma Linda University Health.

Vanguard Champion: Donn Rediger

Since 1974, Donn has served on and off our Board of Trustees and multiple other boards for Vanguard. 

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