Alumni Celebration Applauds Award Winners and Welcomes Class of '64 Home

May 31, 2014

A golden reunion and accolades for a distinguished group of alumni were the centerpieces of BW's 2014 Alumni Celebration.

Baldwin Wallace University alumni gathered to celebrate the past, present and future of BW at the annual Alumni Celebration on Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17.

Generations of students returned to campus to renew friendships and to see how BW continues to evolve, but the spotlight was on the Golden Reunion for the Class of 1964. At a gala dinner, the Class of 1964 renewed its class colors as part of the Class Ring Ceremony --a tradition that includes the class colors of every graduating class since 1915.

Alumni Merit Award Honors Five

The weekend also featured an alumni recognition luncheon, where BW honored the accomplishments of five distinguished BW graduates with the Alumni Merit Award, the highest honor bestowed to the University's alumni.

The 2014 recipients, were: Patricia (Cirigliano) Ciancutti ’57, Bennett Gaines ’75, Steven E. Koenig ’69, Karen Melton ’87, '90, and Victor Ruiz ’99 Read more about these accomplished alumni at:

Family Heritage Award Winner

The Abdallah-Hritz family received the 2014 Family Heritage Award. Granted each year by the BW Alumni Association, the award recognizes and honors a distinguished family who, throughout generations, has provided many years of faithful and loyal service to Baldwin Wallace and made a significant impact on the BW community. Members of Abdallah-Hritz family included:

  • 3 BW Lettermen
  • 8 Bachelors and 3 Masters Degrees from Baldwin Wallace
  • 1 Outstanding Senior
  • 1 Member of the Dayton C. Miller Honor Society
  • 1 Biology Merit Award Recipient
  • 1 Member of Omicron Delta Kappa
  • 3 Resident Assistants

Beyond Baldwin Wallace, Abdallah-Hritz family members have enjoyed successful careers, served our country, and in many ways, continue to give back to our Baldwin Wallace community through service, philanthropy, and helping students with career preparation.

Posted May 2014