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About the Alumni Awards Program

It's time to submit your nominations for the 2017 Alumni Awards. These awards represent the highest distinction to be bestowed on an alumnus/a of The Webb Schools. The program aims to instill an appreciation of Webb's past and an appreciation of how a Webb education can be utilized. Recipients will exemplify one or more core principles of Webb's mission:
  • Thinks boldly, mindfully, and creatively
  • Acts with honor and moral courage
  • Leads with distinction
  • Serves with a generous spirit

Nominations can be made by alumni, faculty, staff or an alumnus/a may even self-nominate. The deadline is July 15, 2017 . Please contact Laura Wensley, Director of Alumni Relations at   or (909) 482-5277 with any questions .

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  • Colborn Distinguished Service Award

    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.
    This award recognizes distinguished and significant volunteer service to The Webb Schools and/or Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, over an extended period or for a specific project or activity.

    Selection
    Preference is given to an alumnus or alumna in a reunion year, and the recipient must be available to attend Alumni Weekend to receive the award. In 2017, the classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012 are celebrating reunions.

    Finalists are determined by the Alumni Council's Awards Committee. The final selection is made by the Alumni Council President, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Head of Schools, and alumni staff. Each award is 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.

    Nominees are evaluated on three criteria:
    • Nominee's notable achievement as it pertains to this category
    • How well the nominee exemplifies the school's mission through his/her work
    • Nominee's affinity for his/her alma mater as demonstrated by their involvement with Webb (ie. Are they an active alumnus? Do they attend events, reunions or volunteer for alumni programs, etc?)
    • 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

    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
    • Alumni Commission
    • 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.
     
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  • Webb Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award

    The Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award pays tribute to an alumnus or alumna 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"

    The recipient meets one or more of the following criteria:
    •    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.
    •    A demonstrated affinity for his/her alma mater (Webb School of California or Vivian Webb School).

    Selection
    Preference is given to an alumnus/a in a reunion year. 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. In 2017, the classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012 are celebrating reunions.

    Finalists are determined by the Alumni Council's Awards Committee. The final selection is made by the Alumni Council President, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Head of Schools, and alumni staff. Each 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.

    Nominees are evaluated on three criteria:
    •    Nominee's notable achievement as it pertains to this category
    •    How well the nominee exemplifies the school's mission through his/her work
    •    Nominee's affinity for his/her alma mater as demonstrated by their involvement with Webb (ie. Are they an active alumnus? Do they attend events, reunions or volunteer for alumni programs, etc.?)

    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

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  • Young Alumni Rising Star Award

    The Young Alumni Rising Star Award honors a young alumnus/a of the last 15 years, who has demonstrated exceptional achievements in their chosen field or used their success to bring good to the world. Recipients will also have shown a strong affinity for his/her alma mater: Webb School of California or Vivian Webb School.

    Selection
    Preference is given to a young alumnus/a in a reunion year. 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. In 2017, the young alumni classes celebrating reunions are 2002, 2007 and 2012.

    Finalists are determined by the Alumni Council's Awards Committee. The final selection is made by the Alumni Council President, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Head of Schools and alumni staff. Each 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.

    Nominees who are not selected are still eligible for the next four years and do not need to resubmit an entry.

    Past Recipients
    2014 Stephanie Ho '04
    2015 Micol "Mimi" Issa '05
    2016 Jack Wiese '06
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  • 2017 Alumni Award Recipients

    There is no greater testament to Webb’s values and culture of service and leadership than our extraordinary alumni. Through our annual Alumni Awards program, the Alumni Council and the Board of Trustees honor select alumni whose service and achievements truly exemplify everything The Webb Schools represent. We are pleased to announce six distinguished recipients for 2017.
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