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Mission and Founders' Awards Program

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The Mission and Founders’ Awards are presented to Bastyr University alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends who have distinguished themselves through outstanding professional and personal achievement and loyal service to the University and the field of natural health science. The award recipients are honored at a dinner ;held annually in November in Seattle, Washington.

The Mission Award

Bastyr's most prestigious honor, the Mission Award is given annually to the individual, family, corporation or foundation who has demonstrated leadership over time in improving the health and well-being of the human community.

The Founders' Awards

Les Griffith, ND, Student Award
This award given annually in Dr. Griffith's name is granted to a current student in any academic program who has achieved distinction in his/her field of study and has rendered exceptional service to the University, improving the entire Bastyr community and advancing the University's objectives and ideals.

Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., ND, Alumnus/a Award
This award given annually in Dr. Pizzorno's name is granted to an alumna/alumnus from any academic program who has achieved distinction in her/his field of study and has rendered exceptional service to Bastyr, improving the entire Bastyr community and advancing the University's objectives and ideals.

William A. Mitchell, Jr., ND, Service Merit Award
This award given annually in Dr. Mitchell's name recognizes outstanding service and dedication to Bastyr University. Nominees are not limited to Bastyr alumni, students, faculty or staff and can include members of the greater Bastyr community.

Sheila Quinn Service to Society Award
This award given annually in Sheila Quinn’s name recognizes a staff or faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership in volunteer service and civic engagement to their community and neighbors.

Nominations for Award Recipients

Please direct any questions regarding the nomination process to our awards coordinator:
Tiffany Pascua
Development Coordinator
tpascua[at]bastyr[dot]edu
(425)-602-3324

Nomination Form

Past Award Recipients

Mission Award Winners

  • 2016    Penny Simkin, PT (pictured above)
  • 2015    Michael Murray, ND '85
  • 2014    Tom Trompeter, MPA
  • 2013    Barlean Family (Bruce Barlean, David and Barbara Barlean)
  • 2012    Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB
  • 2011    Catherine H. Parker, MSA ’05, LAc
  • 2010    Maxine Hayes, MD, MPH
  • 2009    Budge Brown/Lorraine Masterson 
  • 2008    Dwayne Clark
  • 2007    Bill Mitchell, ND
  • 2006    Jean Enersen
  • 2005    George and Judy Schuchart 
  • 2004    Richard and Jileen Russell
  • 2003    Prudy Rolfe
  • 2002    Linda Nordstrom and Christian Seifert


Founders’ Award Winners

2016

  • Griffith: Griffin McMath, ND candidate
  • Mitchell: Raul Martinez, MHA
  • Pizzorno: Tara Mudaliar, MS, Midwifery '15
  • Quinn: Cynthia Lair, CHN

2015

  • Griffith: Serina Aubrecht, ND '16
  • Mitchell: Joni Olehausen, ND
  • Pizzorno: Maurice Werness, ND '92
  • Quinn: Thombra Muhammad

2014

  • Griffith: Adam Silberman, ND '16
  • Mitchell: Christian Dodge, ND ’02
  • Pizzorno: Lise Alschueler, ND ’94, FABNO
  • Quinn:  Anna Graklanoff, ND/MSAOM '15

2013

  • Griffith:  Heather Flood, ND/MSAOM ’15
  • Mitchell:  Debra Boutin, MS, RDN, CD
  • Pizzorno:  Kelly Morrow, MSN '99, RD, CD
  • Quinn:  Rosia Parrish, ND ’16

2012

  • Griffith: Joshua Goldenberg, ND '13
  • Mitchell: Carol Duke (former Bastyr director of financial aid)
  • Pizzorno: Beth DiDomenico, ND '98
  • Quinn: Dawn Lawlor, ND '13

2011

  • Griffith: Pragati B. Patel, ND '13
  • Mitchell: Sarah Acosta Smith, ND '06
  • Pizzorno: Ryan D. Bradley, ND '03, MPH
  • Quinn: BreAnna M. Waliser, ND '12

2010

  • Griffith: Jennifer Nelson, MA, ND '12
  • Mitchell: Leanna Standish, PhD, ND '91, MSA '97, LAc, FABNO
  • Pizzorno: Kasra Pournadeali, ND '98
  • Quinn: Katherine Rose Hart, MS '08, CN

2009

  • Griffith: Ryan Robbins, ND '10
  • Mitchell: Molly Niedermeyer, ND '84
  • Pizzorno: Richard "Kyo" Mitchell, MSAOM '99, DAOM '06, LAc
  • Quinn: Jenny Perez, BS '05

2008

  • Griffith: Eva Kozura ND/MSAOM '11
  • Mitchell: Peggy Brevoort
  • Pizzorno: Jane Guiltinan ND '86
  • Quinn: Ryah Nabielski '09

 

Our Vision

As the world's leading academic center for advancing and integrating knowledge in the natural health arts and sciences, Bastyr University will transform the health and well-being of the human community.

Our Mission

We educate future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. Respecting the healing power of nature and recognizing that body, mind and spirit are intrinsically inseparable, we model an integrated approach to education, research and clinical service.