2017 Alumni Awardees

A group of students walk past the Greek Amphitheatre.

Every year during the Homecoming celebration, the Alumni Association honors several alumni. As these alums are recognized, our entire PLNU community receives inspiration and encouragement hearing their stories and realizing the impact they’re having throughout the world.

Alumnus of Point Loma Award (APL Award)

This award is given to recognize significant and outstanding accomplishments in a profession, academics, and/or service to a nonprofit organization.

Distinguished Achievement Award (DA Award)

This is the highest award presented by the Alumni Association. It is given to recognize a lifetime of significant and outstanding accomplishments in a profession, academics, and/or service to a nonprofit organization. 

2017 Alumni Awardees

A group photo of Ryan and Wendy Kessler

Ryan (94) and Wendy (94) Kessler

2017 Alumnus of Point Loma Award recipient

Ashby Rauch Kidd Headshot

Ashby Rauch Kidd (03)

2017 Alumnus of Point Loma Award recipient

Michelle Shoemaker headshot

Michelle Shoemaker (88)

2017 Alumnus of Point Loma Award recipient

Headshot of Karl Martin

Karl Martin (81)

2017 Alumnus of Point Loma Award recipient

Headshot of Dr. Carolyn Downey

Dr. Carolyn J. Downey (61)

2017 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient

Headshot of Sheryl Smee

Sheryl Smee (78)

2017 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient

Rev. Gene Schandorff Headshot

Rev. Gene Schandorff (70)

2017 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient