Alumni Achievement Awards

The Alumni Achievement Awards are designed to recognize outstanding alumni who have devoted time, energy and resources to the betterment of the University and alumni-at-large, participated actively in the community and professional organizations, and has made a significant contribution in a chosen field. The award seeks to honor and extend the traditional ideals of Delaware Valley University by acknowledging alumni whose activities have been consistent with our founding principles.

Mission of Delaware Valley University 

We are inspired by the ideals of our founder, who in 1896, emphasized respect for all people and ideas, who honored knowledge with practice, progress and the common good. Our historical commitment to experiential learning integrates theory and practice and prepares undergraduate and graduate students to meet the challenges of a complex global environment and to engage in lifelong learning. We provide students with the requisite skills and a spirit of inquiry that enrich and inform their lives, prepare them to pursue meaningful careers, and fulfill societal, community and family responsibilities.

Awards are presented for excellence in Animal Science, Business Administration/Humanities, Plant Science, Science, Secondary Education, Graduate Studies, National Farm School (graduates prior to 1950) and the Arthur Brown Distinguished Service Award. The University President also presents the President’s Distinguished Alumni Award.



No awards were made due to pandemic and Health Dept.’s and DVU protocols.


No awards were made due to pandemic and Health Dept.’s and DVU protocols.


Animal Science Award

Rachael Shenyo ‘98

Arthur Brown Award

Matthew Hostrander ‘02

Business Administration

Blair T. Rush ‘91

Continuing Education (Graduate Alum)

Ann Marie Vaughn, Ed. D. ‘17

Plant Science Award

James Roney ‘96

Science Award

Karlena L. Brown ‘12

Secondary Education Award

Darla Romberger ‘12

Staff/Faculty Appreciation

Christi Smith, Ph. D. ‘00

National Farm School

Rudolph Loewenstein ‘42

President’s Distinguished

Nicholas J. Russo ‘85


Anne Marie Russo ‘85


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