Distinguished Alumni Award

  • 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

    Nichelle Campbell-Miller, 2011

    Sanders "Sam" Hicks, 1940 (posthumous)

    Dr. Elizabeth Hill, 1916 (posthumous)

    Dr. Frank Ling, 1966

    Dr. Kenneth Schaefle, 1986

    Andrew Slavitt, 1984

    Watch the 2023 ceremony here.


    2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

    Helen Cromer Cooper, '24 (posthumous)

    Dr. Alvin Keith, '41 (posthumous)

    Karly Kupferberg, '03

    Ellen Rosenblum, '68

    Austin Tao, '61

    Dr. Florence Winfield, '44 (posthumous)

    Mike Wynn, '65 (posthumous)


    2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

    Evelyn Alexander, '54 (posthumous)

    Michael Arrington, '61

    Coleman Brown, 52 (posthumous)

    Lenora Moragne, '50 (posthumous)

    Richard Pildes, '75

    Robin Rue Simmons, '94

    Benjamin Wolf, '71


    2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

     Distinguished Alum 2019

    Josephine Allen, '91

    Austin Brown, '03

    Martin Cohen, '69

    Anna Lembke, '85

    Morris Robinson Jr, '85

    Francis Tietov, '62

    Rodney Williams, '79


    2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

    David Baskin, '08

    Pamela Cytrynbaum, '84

    Anna Lembke, '85

    Robert Reece, 64

    Posthumous awards:

    Fred Hutcherson, Jr., '32

    Michael Jaharis, '45

    Warren Frank Spencer, '39

       (from left): Mia Roback (‘19), Amanda Rudolph (‘19), David Baskin (‘08), Victoria Palacios (‘19), Bob Reece (‘64), Pamela C

    2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

    Ken Arlen ’71

    Edwin (Skip) Gage ’59

    Roberta Gassman ’66

    Donald Rubin ’61

    Amie Wilkinson ’85

    Special recognition:

    Dr. Isabella Garnett 1890

    Elizabeth (Betsy) Wood Knapp ’60 


    2017 Distinguished Alumni Winners and Student Presenters


    2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

    Megan Twohey '94, Tanika Island-Childress '91, Lynne Williams Twist '63, Steven Gilford '70, Greg Klaiber '78.

    Read more about the award and 2016 recipients here.

    Congratulations to these wonderful Wildkits!


    Each year the ETHS Alumni Association honors and celebrates the alumni who bring distinction to their alma mater by achieving notable accomplishments. Established in 2003, the Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes graduates of Evanston Township High School who exemplify the tradition of excellence fostered at ETHS through professional achievements in their chosen fields, service, and/or contributions to society.

    Past Recipients
    To view the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award, please click here.

    Nominate an Alumnus or Alumna
    To nominate an ETHS alumnus or alumna for an award, please click here to read about the nomination process and deadlines.