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Mission and Founders' Awards Program

The 2015 Mission and Founders’ Day Dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday, November 7 at the Columbia Winery in Woodinville, Washington.

Bastyr University honors alumni, students, faculty, staff 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 Mission Award

Bastyr's most prestigious honor, the Mission Award is given annually to the individual, family, corporation or foundation who has demonstrated leadership over time in improving the health and well-being of the human community.

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 distinction in his/her field of study and has rendered exceptional service to the University, improving the entire Bastyr community and advancing the University's objectives and ideals.

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

William A. Mitchell, Jr., ND, Service Merit Award
This award given annually in Dr. Mitchell's name will recognize outstanding service and dedication to Bastyr University.

Sheila Quinn Service to Society Award
This award given annually in Sheila Quinn’s name will recognize a staff or faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership in volunteer service and civic engagement to their community and neighbors.

 

Mission Award Winners

  • 2014    Tom Trompeter, MPA
  • 2013    Barlean Family (Bruce Barlean, David and Barbara Barlean)
  • 2012    Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB
  • 2011    Catherine H. Parker, MSA (’05), LAc
  • 2010    Maxine Hayes, MD, MPH
  • 2009    Budge Brown/Lorraine Masterson 
  • 2008    Dwayne Clark
  • 2007    Bill Mitchell, ND
  • 2006    Jean Enersen
  • 2005    George and Judy Schuchart 
  • 2004    Richard and Jileen Russell
  • 2003    Prudy Rolfe
  • 2002    Linda Nordstrom and Christian Seifert

Founders’ Award Winners

2014   

  • Griffith: Adam Silberman, ND Candidate (2016)
  • Mitchell: Christian Dodge, ND (’02)
  • Pizzorno: Lise Alschueler, ND (’94)
  • Quinn:  Anna Graklanoff, ND, MSAOM Candidate (2015)

2013

  • Griffith:  Heather Flood, ND/AOM candidate (’15)
  • Mitchell:  Debra Boutin, MS, RDN, CD
  • Pizzorno:  Kelly Morrow, MS, RD, CD
  • Quinn:  Rosia Parrish, ND candidate (’16)

2012

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

2011

  • Griffith: Pragati B. Patel, ND 
  • Mitchell: Sarah Acosta Smith, ND 
  • Pizzorno: Ryan D. Bradley, ND, MPH
  • Quinn: BreAnna M. Waliser, ND

2010

  • Griffith: Jennifer Nelson, MA, ND
  • Mitchell: Leanna Standish, PhD, ND, LAc
  • Pizzorno: Kasra Pournadeali, ND
  • Quinn: Katherine Rose Hart, MS, CN 

2009

  • Griffith: Ryan Robbins, ND
  • Mitchell: Molly Niedermeyer, ND
  • Pizzorno: Richard "Kyo" Mitchell, LAc
  • 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
Director, Career & Alumni Services
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.