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Founders' Awards Program

The 2013 Founders' Day Dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday, November 2 at Bastyr University. Cocktail reception at 6 p.m. Dinner and Gala immediately following.

Bastyr University honors alumni, students, and friends who have distinguished themselves through outstanding professional and personal achievement and loyal service to the University and the field of natural health science.

The Founders' Awards

Les Griffith, ND Student Award
This award given annually in Dr. Griffith's name will be granted to a current student who has achieved eminence in their field of study and has rendered exceptional service to the University, bettering the entire Bastyr community and advancing the University's objectives and ideals.

Joe Pizzorno, ND Alumnus/a Award
This award given annually in Dr. Pizzorno's name will be granted to an alumnus who has achieved eminence in his/her field of study and has rendered exceptional service to Bastyr, bettering the entire Bastyr community and advancing the University's objectives and ideals.

Bill Mitchell, ND Service Merit Award
This award given annually in Dr. Mitchell's name will recognize exemplary philanthropy and outstanding dedication to Bastyr University

Sheila Quinn Service to Society Award
This award recognizes an individual who is pursuing his/her education and provides outstanding leadership in volunteer service and civic engagement to their community and neighbors. 

Previous Founders' Award Recipients

2012

Griffith: Joshua Goldenberg, ND candidate (’13)
Mitchell: Beth DiDomenico, ND (’98)
Pizzorno: Carol Duke (former Bastyr director of financial aid; posthumously awarded)
Quinn: Dawn Lawlor, ND candidate (’13)

2011

Griffith: Pragati B. Patel, ND Candidate ('13)
Mitchell: Sarah Acosta Smith, ND ('06)
Pizzorno: Ryan D. Bradley, ND ('03), MPH
Quinn: BreAnna M. Waliser, ND Candidate ('12)

2010

Griffith: Jennifer Nelson, MA, ND Candidate ('12)
Mitchell: Leanna Standish, PhD, ND, LAc
Pizzorno: Kasra Pournadeali, ND
Quinn: Katherine Rose Hart, MS, CN 

2009
Griffith: Ryan Robbins
Mitchell: Molly Niedermeyer, ND
Pizzorno: Richard "Kyo" Mitchell
Quinn: Jenny Perez

2008
Griffith: Eva Kozura
Mitchell: Peggy Brevoort
Pizzorno: Jane Guiltinan, ND
Quinn: Ryah Nabielski

Nomination Form

Please direct any questions regarding the nomination process to our awards coordinator: 

Susan Farley
Alumni Relations Director
sfarley[at]bastyr[dot]edu
(425) 602-3354

Our Vision

As the world's leading academic center for advancing and integrating knowledge in the natural health arts and sciences, Bastyr University will transform the health and well-being of the human community.

Our Mission

We educate future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. Respecting the healing power of nature and recognizing that body, mind and spirit are intrinsically inseparable, we model an integrated approach to education, research and clinical service.