Business Hall of Fame
The Southwestern Business Hall of Fame was established in order to honor alumni who have excelled and obtained significant success in their chosen field of business. The college is known for having a quality business program and for producing outstanding graduates. It is the intent of the college to honor graduates who excel in their respective fields of study.
For information on Southwestern's business department, please refer to the business webpage.
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Candidates for induction into the Southwestern College Business Hall of Fame will be considered for induction based on their achievements, professionalism, and character. A significant achievement is one in which the exceptional skills and abilities of the candidate are exemplified. All candidates must be alumni of Southwestern College.
Nominations will be received from alumni and friends of the college. In order for a nomination to be formally accepted, a completed nomination form must be submitted to the nominations committee. Nominations will be sought via college publications, electronic means, and special communications. Once an individual is formally nominated, that name will remain eligible for selection for induction for 5 years. After that time has passed, the individual must be formally nominated again to be considered for selection. The nomination pool will be managed and maintained by the alumni department.
The selection of inductees will be made by the selection committee of the college.
Number of Inductees
The number of inductees per year will be no more than three, one of which may be inducted posthumously.
Business Hall of Fame Members
Southwestern College alumni who have made significant achievements in the field of business are recognized annually in the Business Hall of Fame. Since the inaugural year of 2002, many notable Moundbuilders have been honored by having their names placed in this Hall of Fame. The actual display is located in the center hallway of Mossman Hall on the Southwestern College main campus.
The Business Builder Award is a recognition given to business leaders (not necessarily alumni) who have created jobs, supported community institutions, and through their hard work and civic contributions have made a lasting impression on the quality of life in their region.
Gregg A. Howell '73
Leo "Pete" Whalen '51
Shawn Fanshier '83
2015 Business Builder Award Recipient
Winfield Economic Development, Inc.
Rodney C. Kreie '77
James L. Richardson '70
Merle D. Sharick '68
2014 Business Builder Award Recipient
Sandy Foust (S & Y Industries)
Otis W. Morrow '70
Leonard R. Wolfe '79
2013 Business Builder Award Recipient
Blenda Hoskinson (College Hill Coffee)
Terri J. (McCorkle) Dalenta '87
Ronald L. Richardson '83
2012 Business Builder Award Recipient
Laurence F. Jarvis '39
Robert P. Jewell '77
Michael D. Lewis '74
2011 Business Builder Award Recipient
Brad A. Bennett '73
Roger D. Crossman '92
William T. Seyb '65
2010 Business Builder Award Recipient
Sue (Lewis) Hale '66
Jimmy L. Kline '67
2009 Business Builder Award Recipient
Keri (Alexander) Crask '82
Michael J. Foster '71
Richard L. Jantz '70
2008 Business Builder Award Recipient
Ronald R. Denton '79
Ralph C. Hanna III '78
Rodney N. Strohl '66
2007 Business Builder Award Recipient
The Colvin Family/ High Plains Pizza
Craig L. Anderson '82
John T. Smith '64
Wendell R. Smith '65
2005/2006 Business Builder Award Recipient
(Long & Neises, CPA's Chartered)
Jill Long and Patty Neises
Charles H. Kopke '44
Becky A. O'Neal '77
Stephen K. Stone '74
2004 Business Builder Award Recipient
Craig Duncan '02
James L. Buterbaugh '71
Arthur N. Modschiedler '59
Delmar O. Seevers '41
2003 Business Builder Award Recipient
(Daniels Rock and Ready Mix)
Larry Cantrell '71
Harold W. Deets '43
Dick Edmondson '50
James E. Farney '53
Paul L. Hellman '58
Armon L. Mills '64
Larry Montgomery '60
Deryl K. Schuster '57
Dale H. Snyder '51
2002 Business Builder Award Recipients
(Richardson Brothers Construction Co.)
I. Newton Richardson
Leonard O. Richardson '50
Nominations for the Southwestern College Business Hall of Fame may be submitted electronically by using the following form.