Profile in Excellence

The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has “demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University.” Each year, Profile In Excellence recipients are featured in OBU Magazine.

Recipient Class Year Year Awarded
Ryan Abernathy '97 2014
Darrell E. Adams '71 1985
Gerald Adams '78 2008
Dr. Janice Turk Adkins '60 2003
John William Adkison '69 1999
Dr. Angela Albright '72 2002
Betty Alexander '54 ex 2011
Charles Alexander '54 2011
Vince Alexander '89 2011
Robert L. Allen '62 1983
Charles S. Aston* '31 ex 1985
Richard M. Audd '69 1986
William D. Austin '89 ex 2002
Dr. Darrell Baergen* '57 1984
D. Lynn Shaw Bailey '77 ex 2005
Patricia (Patty) Kay Tuel Bailey '74 2000
Ray Ballew '55 2014
Dr. Ercil L. Barker* '49 1986
Dr. Pearl "Peach" Barker '49 ex 2006
Dr. Robert J. Barnard '58 2009
W. Beth Hunter Barrett '50 1995
Robert E. Bass '50 1989
Dr. MariLyn Hale Beaney '56 1986
Dr. Bruce G. Bell '58 2005
Rev. H. Earl Bengs, Jr. '56 2004
Dr. John R. Bisagno '54 1984
Milton L. Bishop '62 2006
Mark Blankenship '65 1999
Sadie Gardner Blanton '39 2011
Rev. Darrell Bolich '52 ex 2007
Dr. Tal D. Bonham* '57 1985
Dr. Donald M. Boucher '61 2006
Glenn T. Boyd '58 1983
Jerry T. Bradley '69 1991
Mrs. Jeanette Foster Bradshaw '54 2006
Martha Standridge Branham '53 1983
Donald Brazeal '70 1997
Chris Brewster '92 2011
Charles D. Bridwell '65 2000
Dr. L. Gene Brooks* '59 1985
John D. Brooks '73 2009
Linda Earnhardt Brown '79 2003
Norma Kennedy Brown '55 1985
Dr. Bill G. Bruster '62 1993
Bob Burroughs '59 1987
Esther Milligan Burroughs '59 1989
Connie Westmoreland Burton '77 2002
Melissa Busby '99 2013
A. L. "Pete" Butler '55 1990
Donna Butler Douglas '82 2003
JoAnn Barbour Butler '54 2000
Max L. Caldwell '55 1990
Dr. Robert L. Cargill '51 1982
Paula Hughes Carpenter '72 ex 2006
June Pearson Cash '59 1994
Dr. Jay Chance '56 1993
Alvin W. Clark '71 1984
Dr. John E. Cleek '56 1995
Jo Hayes Clem '69 1992
Jennifer A. Cloyde '83 2012
W. Homer Coker* '55 1987
Richard T. Cole '75 2008
Dr. Gary W. Cook '64 1987
F. Don Cooper '60 2008
Grady C. Cothen, Jr. '68 1998
Shirley C. Stevens Coyner '52 ex 2008
Rev. Ralph A. Crawford Sr. '54 2004
Weaver Creed* '40 1990
Dr. J. Ronald Cruse '59 1989
Nancy A. Curtis '59 1986
Lorraine Dageforde* '59 2007
Dr. Robert D. Dale '62 2006
Judge Jay Dalton* '60 1984
Dr. J.P. Dane '45 1996
Dr. Keith R. David '54 1991
Marie Terrell Davis '61 2002
Dr. Weldon K. Davis '63 1986
Reba Dickson Dawson '50 ex 1998
Wynona Broyles Day* '56 1988
David Dennis '81 2011
Duane Diffie '74 2009
Dr. Wilton S. Dillon '42 ex 1988
Cherri Loper Dohlen* '48 1982
Dr. Bill Donovan '55 2004
Peggy Galloway Donovan '53 2004
Charles C. Driscoll '51 1984
Theda Driscoll '55 1999
Dr. Leslie A. Dwight* '29 1991
Dr. Kenneth Edmondson '52 1993
Judy May Elledge '68 2008
Dr. Kenneth E. Elsner '57 1998
Joel M. Engle '90 2012
Gay Goodwin Evans '59 2002
Robert F. Evans* '50 1996
Dr. Royice B. Everett '68 1988
Paul Eyer '80 2001
Ron Fannin '70 2013
Dr. Ralph Faudree '61 2007
Dr. Jack David Fleer '59 2006
Sylvia Howard Fletcher '69 2009
Kay Robinson Flippo '69 2005
Michael O. Fogarty '70 1994
Dan Ford '77 2010
Jeanette White Ford '49 2000
Nancy Ussery Ford '80 2010
Donna Jones Friend '58 2008
Dr. Sam Friend '58 2008
Haskell Gaither* '31 1990
Dr. Tom Gallaher '58 1996
Dr. Deborah Bledsoe Gardner '73 2004
John Gardner '64 1996
Dr. J. Lyle Garlow '50 1984
Dr. Rachel Smith Gibbs '81 1996
Dr. Carolyn Grame '65 1999
Dr. Elmer L. Gray* '40 1998
Bill E. Green '64 1986
Dr. Guy Greenfield* '53 1997
Janet Nelson Greer '59 2000
Dr. Robert Gregg '71 2006
Dr. Russell Gregory '70 2001
Dr. J. Leon Gregston '66 ex 1999
Col. Gordon Groseclose '76 2012
Walter E. Grubbs '69 2003
Bill Gwartney '67 2001
Dr. Marvin Hall* '54 ex 2008
Dr. Richard E. Hall '71 1998
Boen Hallum* '42 1993
Samuel G. Hammons '72 1990
Omer Hancock '64 2011
Don Hargis '79 2010
Andy Harrison '89 2014
Dr. John Harvey '77 1997
Ervin E. Hastey* '42 1992
Lela Hastey-Losq '70 2007
Rep. Joel Hefley '57 1994
Dr. John Heinze '70 2000
Michael D. Helm '68 1986
Kay Vandevier Henry '69 1985
Karen Henson '76 2002
Dr. William C. Highfill '57 1989
Betty Biswell Hill '50 1993
Dr. D. Leslie Hill '54 1996
J. David Hill '80 2001
Dr. Leonard E. Hill '51 1984
Dr. Ann McKean Hillestad '56 1991
Dr. Carroll B. Hodges* '35 1984
Bob Hoffman '79 1990
John D. Holcomb '88 2004
William R. Holland '58 ex 1994
Dr. Leonard L. Holloway* '48 1999
Dr. J. Allen Holt '56 1982
S. Diane Hill Hom '69 1992
Mary Edna Fender Hopper* '43 1998
Randy Horn '69 2009
Sen. James Howell '56 1983
Johnarline Hudson '48 ex 2009
John C. Hudson '71 1985
Dr. John R. Hughes '63 ex 2012
Dr. Lynn A. Hughes '61 2008
Richard Huggins '69 2009
Dr. Martin R. Hullender Jr. '61 1996
Dr. Michael W. Hunkapiller '70 1995
Dr. Osadolor Imasogie '63 1988
Dr. Judith James-Wood '89 2005
Dr. Richard E. James '66 1985
Wardell Jeffries '73 1982
Julie K. Jennings '93 2014
Dr. Clarence A. Jernigan '56 1982
Dennis Jernigan '81 2011
Dr. Kenda Fawcett Jezek '67 2004
Tom Jordan '70 2012
Victor M. Kaneubbe* '45 1991
Allan Karr '85 2009
Bob G. Keck '52 1987
Dr. Peggy D. Keck '54 1984
Robert Kellogg '84 2003
Dr. Ronald N. Kemp '58 1984
Rusty Kennedy '86 2007
Neona Sturgeon Kidd* '29 1997
Patricia Taylor Kienzle '72 2000
Don Kimberling '61 1984
Dr. A. Joseph King '56 2000
Charles Kevin King '80 2008
Jami Smith King '93 2012
Sue Biggs King '59 2000
Miss Mary Beth Kissee '79 1997
Kevin Klinger '94 2014
Rev. Harvey Kneisel '53 2005
Jeremie Kubicek '93 2008
Dr. James Lackey '50 1998
Paul Langford '88 2005
Bill Leach '52 1999
Dr. C. Earl Leininger '58 2007
Dr. Julio S. Leon '66 ex 2003
Vivian Ng Leon '66 ex 2003
Brad Leslie '61 2014
Dr. Norma Leslie '62 1988
Dr. Evelyn Rolf Lewis '49 1990
Dr. Gladys Sherman Lewis '55 ex 2010
Ron S. Lewis* '60 1984
Mr. Stephen C. Lewis '64 1986
Dr. Wilbur Lewis* '52 1996
Dr. Frank and Beverly (Johnson) Lewis '48/'55 ex 2001
Dr. C. LaVeta Ligon '46 1988
Dr. Max Lyall* '61 1988
Mary Kathryne Timberlake MacKenzie '69 1986
Dr. Katherine Hines Mahan* '50 1992
David Mair '80 2005
Pam Furgerson Malloy '74 2001
Sue Makintubee Mallonee '77 2003
Doug Manning '54 ex 1991
Dr. Molly Marshall-Green '72 1989
Dr. Rebecca Jane Edge Martin '69 2001
Reggie May '81 2008
Dr. Sandra Mayfield '64 2005
Dr. Patricia Daniels McAdams '58 1998
Terri Yarbrough McAdoo '83 2010
Deborah Lott McBee '76 2007
Laura McConnell-Corbyn '83 2010
Glenn McCutchen '65 ex 1989
Col. C. E. McDaniel '55 2008
Nathaniel McGuire '74 2011
Dr. Warren McWilliams '68 2010
Dr. Charlton McIlwain '94 2010
Sean Meade '00 2013
Dee Anne Lee Meece '70 1991
Michael D. Meece '69 1985
Doug Melton '83 2013
Lana Dotson Melton '86 2013
Dr. Hugh E. Meredith '52 1989
Linda Merkey '78 2009
Dr. Jack E. Metcalf '67 ex 1987
Ronda Shelton Mikles '75 1994
Dr. Bonnie Gibson Miller '55 1998
Dr. Norma Leslie-Miller '62 1988
Sonny Miller '94 2010
Dr. Ed Minars '49 ex 2011
Dr. Kay Harris Mizell '69 2014
Kammie Monarch '85 2002
Rev. Jesse Moore '80 2001
Dr. Michael L. Morgan* '63 1997
N. Hart Morris '69 2004
Dr. Joe W. Mosley '58 1997
Dr. Juanita Murphy '55 1978
Jan Abernathy Myers '69 2002
Dr. Sheila Taylor Myers '59 2003
John I. Nance '56 2006
Richard Neptune '56 1989
Dr. William E. Neptune* '50 1995
Rev. Kenneth M. Newman '56 1995
Steve Norwood '79 2007
Dr. Caiphas Nziramasanga '73 2001
Dr. Carey O'Bryan, Jr.* '35 2007
Dr Nancy Eubanks Oelklaus '65 2007
Ramona Little Eagle Osborne '54 1995
Martha Rasberry Owen '58 1987
Edmond J. Packwood* '38 ex 1994
Dr. Jorge Padron '52 2007
George M. Paden '62 1993
Rev. Kathy Palen '78 1997
Teresa Shields Parker '75 2002
Dr. Burton H. Patterson '56 1988
Dr. S. Gabe Paxton '51 1982
Norma Jean Rice Phillips '66 2009
Dr. J. Michael Pierce '73 2004
Dr. David R. Pittman '65 2005
Dr. Carol Sue Franklin Pixley '72 1989
Dr. Michael J. Pontious '75 1996
Dr. Myrna Kirk Pontious '75 1996
Judge Dynda Parks Post '74 1993
Ryan Powell '97 2014
Dr. B. Max Price '59 1996
Helen Gilmore Prickett '58 2002
Dr. Gregory D. Pritchard* '44 1991
Dr. John E. Provine '69 2004
Dr. Tony Puckett '58 1986
Dr. James Richard Purdue '64 1995
Dr. Sherry Fream Queener '65 1985
V. Sue Raley '63 2000
Dr. Arnold Rawls, Jr. '82 2010
Dr. J. Dan Recer* '58 1990
Glen Redding, Jr. '76 2014
Velma Bennett Reiff* '32 1990
Corella Bounds Ricketson '60 1992
Dr. Patricia A. Rikli '69 1999
Sandra Duckworth Rios '71 1994
B. Glenn Robinson '65 1998
Gerald L. Robinson '61 1993
J. Steven Rogers '75 2000
Dr. L. David Roper '58 1985
Dr. Morton F. Rose '51 ex 1998
Candace Shirley Ross '71 2006
Michael F. Ross '83 2003
Robert L. Ross '59 1986
Judge David Russell '63 1987
Dr. David Sallee '73 2001
Paul R. Sanders '56 2006
Dr. Freda S. Scales '65 1997
John J. Scales '62 1987
Dr. Clifford D. Schimmels* '59 1990
Rev. Miles Seaborn* '53 2005
Dr. Franklin M. Segler* '30 1982
Darlene Pember Shadid '65 1997
Madie Gardner Shaffer '39 2011
Dorothy McManus Shellenberger '40 1982
Nancy Shelton '70 2011
Dr. Joe L. Skinner '53 1983
Dr. Elbert Smith '80 2014
Kay Casey Smith '81 2014
Dennis W. Smith '65 1987
Madison Smith* '41 1987
Sue Lackey Smith '44 1983
Theo Sommerkamp '51 1989
Sharon Shahan Souter '76 2009
Jami Smith '93 2012
Harold A. Souther Sr. '41 2004
Michael L. Speer '58 2000
Michael S. Sperry '71 1995
Hildegard Stanley '59 2003
Ronald G. Staton '69 1992
Mary Ann Landrum Stephens '79 2001
David Steverson '83 2013
Corrine Cullen Stewart '52 2004
Dr. Dorine Hawkins Stewart* '39 2003
Dr. K. Kay Stewart '63 1983
H. Gordon Stoker '48 1996
Winston Tabb '63 1988
Dr. Jim E. Tanner '55 1983
William G. Tanner, Jr. '75 1994
Major Andy Taylor '91 2010
Dr. Arlene G. Taylor '63 1999
Dr. Everett L. Thomas '51 ex 1990
Dr. T. Dean Thomlison '67 1999
Dr. Dale G. Thorne '60 1997
Dr. Albert L. Travis '62 1983
Gary Underwood '76 2010
Robert V. Varnum '69 1990
Sharon Brown Varnum '69 2000
Dr. Theodore Violett '52 1987
Dr. Charles Wade '62 1987
Mark A. Wallace '75 1988
Charles Warren, Jr. '69 1999
Tom G. Watson '60 1988
William A. Weaver '50 1992
Dr. James R. Webb '95 2012
Leland F. Webb '54 1984
Dr. Larry Wedel '64 2002
Dr. Alford T. Welch '62 1989
J. Eugene White '51 1982
David R. Wilkinson '76 1989
Dr. Kevin W. Williams '79 2005
Dr. Avery T. Willis, Jr.* '56 1985
Tom Willoughby '73 2007
Dr. George R. Wilson, Jr. '50 1989
Maudye Jayne Winget '71 1999
Bob E. Woolley '49 1988
Susan Baker Wooten '74 2014
Judge Jeff Work '84 2001
James R. Yarborough* '51 1992
Dr. Clement K. Young '58 2005
John V. Young '56 2012
Dr. Gerald Zumwalt '50 ex 1997