Local residents named Distinguished Alumni Award winners at Emporia State University
2011 Apr 15Emporia State University's 2011 Distinguished Alumni award winners represent a variety of professions and experiences. But the four individuals being recognized this fall have each contributed to improving the lives of those around them. The 2011 ESU Distinguished Alumni are: Major General Kevin A. Leonard (BS 1979), Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Ronald Loewen (BS 1970, MS 1971), Columbia, S.C. Teresa A. Markowitz (BS 1978), Baltimore, Md. Don G. Reichardt (BSE 1960), Roswell, Ga. "ESU is certainly blessed with outstanding alumni," said Tyler Curtis, ESU alumni relations director. "This year's class of Distinguished Alumni represents excellence to a variety of professions. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni can all be proud of our Distinguished Alumni's accomplishments, pride that is fostered by a shared connection to the university," Curtis said. The four honorees will be recognized during ESU's 2011 Homecoming festivities, set for the weekend of Oct. 14 - 15.