Nominations for the 2019 Alumni Awards are now being accepted. Each year The Webb Schools recognizes alumni who have made notable contributions to the Schools and our community. Do you know a Webb alumnus/a who deserves an award for professional achievement, service to society, or volunteer work on behalf of Webb? Please review the criteria for each awards category and make your nominations.
All members of the Webb community are invited to submit a nomination. The Alumni Council's Awards Committee will review all nominations and determine a list of finalists. The final selection is made by the Alumni Council President, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Head of Schools. An award may be given out annually to one or more recipients; however, if the committee does not find a suitable candidate, then the award may not be given that year.
Preference will be given to alumni in a reunion year. In 2019, the classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 are celebrating reunions. The recipient must be available to attend Alumni Weekend to receive the award, or they must be able to come to campus during the school year for another major school event, such as Unbounded Days, Men in the Arena or Dies Mulieres.
Submitting Your Nomination
Read the award descriptions and criteria.
The deadline is June 7, 2019.
If you have any questions or need assistance, contact the Alumni Office at (909) 482-5277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Named in honor of Ken Colborn '47, the Colborn Distinguished Service Award pays tribute to an alumnus/a in recognition of their selfless commitment and ongoing volunteer service to The Webb Schools and/or Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology.
Distinguished and significant volunteer service to Webb and/or the Alf Museum
Service is over an extended period or for a specific project or activity
Recipients will be chosen based on the answers to the following questions:
In what ways has the nominee served Webb and the alumni community?
In what ways has this service been outstanding?
How has this service benefitted the institution?
Has this service been sustained over an extended period of time?
Nominees who are not selected are still eligible for the next four years, and do not need to resubmit an entry.
Past Recipients 2013 Ken Colborn '47 2014 Jim Hall '59 2015 Dick Lynas '55 2016 Dodd Fischer '61 and Peter Ziegler '63 2017 H. Earl "Bud" Hoover '52, Kimball McCloud '67 & Janel Henriksen Hastings '87 2018 John A. Sutro Jr. '53 & Jim Drasdo '63
About Ken Colborn '47 During his lifetime, Ken Colborn (1929-2013) served The Webb Schools with a generous heart for over 60 years.His involvement in the life of the Schools is too vast to completely recount, but selection of his important roles included:
Three-term President and former member of the Alumni Council
Honorary Chair of Webb's 75th Anniversary Celebration
Chair of Alumni Weekend, beginning in 1982
Reunion Committee Chair on numerous occasions, including the 50-Plus Reunions
Webb Fund class agent
Member of the 1991 Long Range Planning Committee
Development/Marketing Committee Member
Thompson and Vivian Webb Society member
In October 2013, Ken was honored at the Alumni Weekend festivities as the first recipient of the Colborn Distinguished Service Award.
The Alumni Awards represent the highest distinction bestowed on alumni of The Webb Schools. The program aims to instill an appreciation of Webb's past and how a Webb education can be utilized. Recipients exemplify one or more core principles of Webb's mission: