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Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala

November 7, 2014  • 5:30 PM  •  Save Mart Center

Congratulations to the 2013 Top Dog Honorees! 

Distinguished Alumnus: Darius Assemi – BS ‘83 

Outstanding Alumni by College

  • Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology: Enrique E. Figueroa – BS ‘73
  • College of Arts and Humanities: H. Anthony Marquez – BA ‘85
  • Department of Athletics: Kevin Sweeney – BS ’87 (LIFE)
  • Craig School of Business: Tim Rios – BS ‘93
  • Kremen School of Education and Human Development: Ruben V. Castillo – BA ‘94
  • Lyles College of Engineering: Kirk D. Grimes – BS ‘80 
  • Division of Graduate Studies: Carole Goldsmith – BA ‘91, Ed.D. '05
  • College of Health and Human Services: Nancy Hollingsworth – BS ‘82
  • Henry Madden Library: Saundra ‘Sandy’ Speers Stubblefield – Alumna
  • College of Science and Mathematics: Ken Schmidt – BS ‘64 
  • College of Social Sciences: Henry R. Perea – BS ’74
  • Division of Student Affairs: Carissa Phelps – BA ‘02

Arthur Safstrom Service Award:

  • Omel Nieves – BA ’83 (LIFE)
  • Dennis R. Woods – BA ‘69 (LIFE)

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 Photos from the 2013 Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala

Darius Assemi Enrique Figueroa
Darius Assemi with President Joseph I. Castro

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Enrique E. Figueroa

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Anthony Marquez

Anthony Marquez with Vida Samiian

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Kevin Sweeney

Kevin Sweeney with Thomas Boeh 

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Tim Rios

Tim Rios with Robert Harper

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Ruben Castillo

Ruben Castillo with Jim Marshall

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Kirk Grimes

Kirk Grimes with Ram Nunna

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Carole Goldsmith

Carole Goldsmith with Sandy Witte

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Nancy Hillingsworth

Nancy Hollingsworth with Jody Hironaka-Juteau

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Saundra Stubblefield

Saunda 'Sandy' Speers Stubblefield with Dave Tyckoson

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Ken Schmidt

Ken Schmidt with Susan Elrod

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Henry Perea

Henry Perea with Luz Gonzalez

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Carissa Phelps

Dennis & Omel

Carissa Phelps with Paul Oliaro

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Dennis Woods and Omel Nieves with Clyde Ford

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