Business Hall of Fame


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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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2023 Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
April 22, 2023

8:30 am Business Hall of Fame Reception | Christy Lobby RSVP Requested
8:45 am Business Hall of Fame Ceremony | Richardson Performing Arts Center


  • Daniel Sherron ‘15/’17
  • Naim Singleton ‘13

Business Builder Award

  • RobotZone

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RSVP by April 10, 2023. Cost for the dinner is $25/person. To RSVP, submit RSVP form, email or call 620.229.6155

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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.

Business Hall of Fame Nomination Form


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.

2022 Inductees
Thornton House '72
John Nichols '87

2022 Business Builder Award
RCB Bank

2019 Inductees
Larry Ewart ’73
Cory Helmer '99

2019 Business Builder Award Recipient
Graves Drug

2018 Inductees
Dan Fauchier '68
Kelly Rundell '82

2018 Business Builder Award Recipient
Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn

2017 Inductees
Brian T. Pettey '96
Dennis R. Hodges '81
Eric J. Kurtz '92

2017 Business Builder Award Recipient
Kline Motors Inc. 

2016 Inductees
Todd E. Conklin '84
Bruce DeHaven '70
Benjamin S. Harrison '12

2016 Business Builder Award Recipient
Galaxy Technologies 

2015 Inductees
Shawn Fanshier '83
Gregg A. Howell '73
Leo "Pete" Whalen '51

2015 Business Builder Award Recipient
Winfield Economic Development, Inc.

2014 Inductees
Rodney C. Kreie '77
James L. Richardson '70
Merle D. Sharick '68

2014 Business Builder Award Recipient
Sandy Foust (S & Y Industries)

2013 Inductees
Otis W. Morrow '70
Leonard R. Wolfe '79

2013 Business Builder Award Recipient
Blenda Hoskinson (College Hill Coffee)

2012 Inductees
Terri J. (McCorkle) Dalenta '87
Ronald L. Richardson '83

2012 Business Builder Award Recipient
Bob Redford

2011 Inductees
Laurence F. Jarvis '39
Robert P. Jewell '77
Michael D. Lewis '74

2011 Business Builder Award Recipient
Bob Tyler

2010 Inductees
Brad A. Bennett '73
Roger D. Crossman '92
William T. Seyb '65

2010 Business Builder Award Recipient
Bruce Schwyhart 

2009 Inductees 
Sue (Lewis) Hale '66
Jimmy L. Kline '67

2009 Business Builder Award Recipient
Todd Gentry

2008 Inductees
Keri (Alexander) Crask '82
Michael J. Foster '71
Richard L. Jantz '70

2008 Business Builder Award Recipient
Steve McSpadden

2007 Inductees
Ronald R. Denton '79
Ralph C. Hanna III '78
Rodney N. Strohl '66

2007 Business Builder Award Recipient
The Colvin Family/ High Plains Pizza

2005/2006 Inductees
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

2004 Inductees
Charles H. Kopke '44
Becky A. O'Neal '77
Stephen K. Stone '74

2004 Business Builder Award Recipient
Craig Duncan '02

2003 Inductees
James L. Buterbaugh '71
Arthur N. Modschiedler '59
Delmar O. Seevers '41

2003 Business Builder Award Recipient
(Daniels Rock and Ready Mix)
Betty Daniels

2002 Inductees
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

Past Inductions

2022 Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
April 23, 2022

2022 Halls of Fame Photos

2019 Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
April 13, 2019

2018 Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
April 14, 2018

2017 Business Hall of Fame Induction Photos


2017 Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Video

2016 Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Video

2016 Business Hall of Fame Photos


2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

2015 Hall of Fame Video: Relationships

SC Alumni Hall of Fame: Relationships from Southwestern College on Vimeo.

Southwestern College alum is thankful for the relationships he built at SC. Find more at

2015 Hall of Fame Video: Scholar-Athlete

SC Alumni Hall of Fame: Scholar-Athlete from Southwestern College on Vimeo.

Southwestern College alum boasts that she didn't have to choose but she could be both a scholar and an athlete. Find more at

2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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