Bluffton alumni

Alumni stories

Discover the difference Bluffton alumni are making in their communities and their world.

Karter Tow '24

Karter Tow ’24


Sprinting to the future

RaeLee Hightower '18

RaeLee Hightower ’18


Learning and living

Estee (Arend) Hemphill

Estee (Arend ’13) Hemphill

Sport management

On her game everyday

Michael Pickel '19

Michael Pickel '19

Self-designed pre-physical therapy

Forging a new path

Dr. Johanna Rian '77

Dr. Johanna Rian ’77

English and Theatre

Promoting the medical humanities

Joanne Passet '75

Joanne Passet ’75


Gift of experiential learning

John Hung '60

John Hung ’60


Pursuit of knowledge

Food and nutrition alumni

Amber Anderson, Jessica Pence, Heather Davis

Food and nutrition

Transitioning to telehealth >

Chad Stearns and Cody Ridenour

Chad Stearns ’00, Cody Ridenour ’08

Music education

The show must go on >

Sarah Ricks

Sarah Ricks ’10

Business Administration and Writing

All in this together >

Carrie Woodruff

Riordan    McClain ’06

Sport Management

From sports information to the Statehouse >


Ginny (Baldauf ’77) Cress and Larry Cress ’76

Sociology and Social Work, Psychology

Bicycle Ministry Meets Transportation Need >


Cory Goldfuss ’03

Computer Science

Cross-Cultural Gift Comes ‘Full Circle’ >


Shahad Aldoori ’13

Fashion and interior retail merchandising and design

Alumni profile >

CK and Harlene Steiner

C.K. and Harlene (Hicks ’61) Steiner ’61

Business Administration, Education

Relationships and worldview >

Alumni awards

Each year outstanding alumni are chosen to be honored at the President’s Banquet during Homecoming.

Greg Wannemacher '77

Greg Wannemacher ’77


Award of Merit

Dr. Ruth Abaya

Dr. Ruth Abaya ’77


Professional Achievement Award

Kathy Carr

Kathy (Gaines ’78) Carr

Elementary education

Lifetime Service Award >

Brandon Freytag

Brandon Freytag ’08

Business administration

Outstanding Young Alumni Award >

Carrie Woodruff

Carrie (Ream ’85) Woodruff


Professional Achievement Award >

Carrie Woodruff

Michael      Stulman ’08


Outstanding Young Alumni Award >

Dick Ramseyer

Richard (Dick) Ramseyer ’57


Lifetime Service Award >