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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & HONOREES 


2014 Speaker: Leon E. Panetta

Simon Benson Award for Philanthropy: Earle M. Chiles

Simon Benson Award for Philanthropy: Christine & David Vernier

Simon Benson Award for Alumni Achievement: Ramon S. Torrecilha, PhD, PSU '84 MS '86

2013

Speaker: Anderson Cooper

 


Simon Benson Award for Philanthropy: Rick Miller MBA '91 & Erika Miller        

Simon Benson Award for Alumni Achievement: Bill Stoller MBA '79

2012 Speaker: Diane Keaton

Simon Benson Award: Irving Levin & Stephanie Fowler, Arlene Schnitzer HD '04 & Jordan Schnitzer
Alumni Achievement Award: Travis Knight '98

2011 Speaker: Condoleezza Rice
Simon Benson Award: Melvin Mark Family, William Furman Family
2010 Speaker: Charles Gibson
Simon Benson Award: Mark & Ann Edlen, Jim & Shirley Rippey
2009 Speaker: Rosalynn Carter Simon Benson Award: Fairborz Maseeh '80 MS '84
2008 Speaker: John Glenn Simon Benson Award: Sam Wheeler, Gwen Burns & Family
2007 Speaker: Magic Johnson Simon Benson Award: Robert Morrow '63 & Jane Morrow '65 MS '77Robert & Sharon Miller
2006 Speaker: Queen Noor of Jordan Simon Benson Award: Gary Ames '67 HD '94 & Barbara Ames '68 HD '13, Marta Thrasher '90 & Ken Thrasher HD '13 
2004 Speaker: Walter Cronkite Simon Benson Award: Thomas Stoel & Caroline Stoel MA '73, Patricia Wessinger
2003 Speaker: Madeleine Albright Simon Benson Award: Elizabeth Johnson, James Miller
2002 Speaker: Rudolph Giuliani Simon Benson Award: Jeannine Cowles, Ernest Swigert
2001 Speaker: Bob Dole Simon Benson Award: Peter Stott HD '11 & Julie Stott, Duncan & Cindy Campbell
2000 Speaker: Mario Cuomo Simon Benson Award: Maurie & Mary Clark, Don Frisbee
1999 Speaker: Colin Powell Simon Benson Award: Paul Bragdon, Jean Vollum