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2019: Rick Steinke

Photo courtesy of Barry Southwood

The Distinguished Alumni Award

Criteria for selection includes but is not limited to post-high school education, professional accomplishments, involvement in community activities and leadership. Nominees who are not selected can be re-nominated in subsequent years. If you would like to nominate someone for the award, please send the name and resume of that person’s accomplishments prior to June 1st. The nominee selected will be recognized and asked to speak at the All-Class Reunion.

2019 Recipient: Rick Steinke (1974)

Rick Steinke is a Class of '74 alumnus who attended Westpoint upon his graduation from BRHS. Rick is a retired army colonel who most recently has served as a U.S. Department of Defense civilian with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany.

Past Recipients (graduation year)

2018: Susan Wismer Bissell (65)
2017: Mark Brejcha (77)
2016: Neil R Tetzlaff Lt Col USAF Ret (60)
2015: Major Kay Andrews (56) & Bob Horan (53)
2014: Teri L Losey (73)
2013: Lynn DeMoss (52)
2012: Ronald Nichols and Keith Corrigall (52)
2011: Edward Burch (54)
2010: Gus and Alice Jane Anderson (40) and Tom Avey (65)
2009: Morris Andrews (54)
2008: Art Adleman (50)
2007: David Michaels
2006: Deno Sellas (49) and Nick Sellas (50)
2005: Michael E. “Mickey” Koch (60)
2004: Norm Turner (51)
2003: Lawrence Root (66)
2002: Judd D. Arnold (49)
2001: James Rogers (65)
2000: Agnes Jensen Mangerich (31)
1999: Ray W. Cross (65)
1998: Leslie Morford and James Stuck (49)
1997: William O’Neil (53)
1996: James Sofoulis and Maxine Arnold Sofoulis (43)
1995: Albert Poland (59)
1994: Pearce Lane (49)