The Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award pays tribute to alumni who best exemplifies the core values of the schools' motto:
Webb School of California: Principes non Homines, "Leaders not ordinary men"
Vivian Webb School: Sapientia Amicitia Atque Honor, "Wisdom, Friendship and Honor"
Criteria Nominees will have demonstrated one or more of the following:
Significant success and/or prominence in their professional career or vocation bringing honor to themselves and to Webb.
Exemplary service to the local, national or global community.
Affinity for his/her alma mater
Selection Recipients will be chosen based on the answers to the following questions:
How has this nominee had a major impact on the profession and/or community in which he/she has been active?
In what ways have the nominee's achievements been truly extraordinary?
What is the nominee's level of engagement with the School?
Nominees who are not selected are still eligible for the next four years and do not need to resubmit an entry.
Past Recipients 2014 Christian Holmes '64 2015 Louis Mayberg '80 2016 Jon Congdon '81 2017 Garland Reiter '72 & Dr. Katy Carr White '87 2018 Blake Brown '68 & Dr. Sandra Lee Rebish '88 2019 Guilford C. Babcock '49 & Colonel John S. Rogers, USAF (Ret.) '59
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 2019 Miles R. Rosedale '69 & Dr. Christina Mercer McGinley '84
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: