Golden Knight Award Recipients

The Clarkson Alumni Association Board of Governors announced the establishment of the Alumni Distinguished Service Award, better known as the “Golden Knight Award,” in 1962 to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves as Clarkson’s best representatives and ambassadors.

The Golden Knight is Clarkson’s most prestigious alumni award. The Golden Knight is given to alumni at their 25th reunion or subsequent years. The ideal candidate demonstrates a unique combination of career accomplishment, service to Clarkson, and service to their community. The awards committee will also consider outstanding individual accomplishment in any of the above categories as worthy of a Golden Knight award. Alumni who have been tapped as Golden Knights are presented with a unique Golden Knight trophy and citation outlining their accomplishments. Current year recipient citations and photographs are displayed in the Alumni Gateway for the following academic year.

July 2020

Peter J. Devlin 1980
Kenneth V. Camarco 1985
Jennifer P. (Platukis) Howland 1985
Kevin T. Cunningham 1990
April L. (Reed) Grant 1995

July 2019

Neil R. Bonke 1964
Thomas L. Kassouf 1974
Robert K. Goldman 1979
Sanjeev R. Kulkarni TCS 1981, 1983, 1984, MS1985
Kelli H. Ligeikis 1984

July 2018

Robert Chiarelli 1963
William J. Cotter 1973
Dorr B. Begnal 1983
James W. Ransom 1988
Jody A. Markopoulos 1993

July 2017

Mark A. Spivack 1962
Irving D. Crane 1962
David A. Walsh 1967
Gus J. Mininberg 1982
Michele A. Evans 1987
Stephen D. Ryan 1987

July 2016

Edward H. Braun 1961
M. Fram Akiki 1986
Marshal W. Linder 1981
Nancy D. Reyda 1981
Thomas A. Sherby 1956*

July 2015

Steven C. Hearl 1980
Michael A. Bielawa 1985
Anthony B. Bouchard 1985
Dianna M. Jones Herrmann 1985
Jill L. Thiemann 1990

July 2014

Thomas F. Basso 1974
Louis A. Dindo 1954*
Ann Marie Lubert 1989
John Munter 1959

July 2013

Michael E. Jesanis 1978
John M. Brilbeck 1968
Peter J. Radosta 1988
John R. Rhodes, Jr. 1978

July 2012

Douglas Neugold 1982
Lisa A. Napolione 1987
Robert W. Pomfrey 1977
Gerow D. Brill, P.E. 1957

July 2011

Kevin Parker 1981
William Hurd 1961*
Paul Tonko 1971
Eric Dibble 1981
Earl “Skip” Lewis 1966

July 2010

Carolyn A. Brandsema 1980
Larry D. Kingsley 1985
Anthony J. Palumbo, M.D. 1960
Gary C. Schmidt 1970

July 2009

Robert R. Burns 1959
Jean E. Spence 1979
Tracy M. Stigers 1979
Robert I. Topping 1954

July 2008

Joseph R. Drago 1963
Georgia A. Keresty 1983
Timothy J. LaLonde 1978
Henry C. Okraski 1958
John J. Wasenko 1973
Robert R. Ziek 1978

July 2007

Karel K. Czanderna 1977
Lawrence J. Delaney 1957
Joel Goldschein 1957*
Jon Harrington 1977
George Jamesson II 1972

July 2006

Ann B. Carlson 1981
Peter J. Gordon 1981
Egon Matijevic, Hon. Degree 1992*
P. Hunter Peckham 1966
George A. Schiavone 1951*

July 2005

Maria A. Davison 1980
Elmer D. Gates 1950*
Bennett L. Rechler 1970
Karen M. St. Hilaire 1975

July 2004

Robert C. Fanch 1969
Nelson F. Gibbs 1959
Richard R. Griffith 1969
Daniel C. Heintzelman 1979
Susan D. McCormick 1979

July 2003

Charles Michael Elliott 1973*
Cynthia Dowd Greene 1978
Dr. Paul M. Horn 1968
Alan D. Nolet 1978
Michael Santarcangelo 1973*
Michael A. Smith 1968

July 2002

Dr. John C. Bonacci 1957*
Terry L. Brown 1972
Elizabeth A. Fessenden 1977
Edwin F. Hawxhurst 1952
David A. Taylor 1977

July 2001

Dr. Robert S. Menchel 1961
Pam Morin Nelson 1976
William D. O’Flaherty 1971
William M. Robb 1966

July 2000

David P. Brownell 1965
Maureen A. Curtin 1975
Norris D. Jones 1950*
Thomas H. McCafferty 1970

July 1999

Kenneth R. Baker 1969
Thomas R. Baum 1969
Stub Estey III 1964
Douglas L. Kieta 1964
Kenneth C. Thode 1969*

July 1998

Richard F. Boziwick 1973
Nathan Konecky 1963*
Peter Radding 1963*
Steven M. Tritman 1968
Michael Emmet Walsh 1958

July 1997

Joseph E. Bourcy 1947*
Donald R. Dangremond 1972
David D. Reh 1962*
D. John Ridings 1952*

July 1996

Norman J. Maggione 1951*
John E. Miller 1966
Stephen G. Pasternack 1966
Joseph D. Thompson 1956

July 1995

Carl A. Caricari 1960
Barry P. Smith 1965 *
Ellsworth F. Vines 1965

July 1994

John D. Correnti 1969*
Barry S. Fischer 1954*
Sandy Ginsberg 1954, Hon.Degree 2007*
B. James Greenfield 1964
Frank R. Schmeler 1964
James F. Wood 1964

July 1993

Eugene G. Armani 1963
John T. McLennan 1968
Oleg M. Pohotsky 1968
Spencer F. Thew 1963
Allen E. Winegard 1963

July 1992

Francis B. Campbell 1942*
Ralph R. MacKinnon 1957
William E. Savage 1957

July 1991

Richard T. Ashcroft 1956*
Henry Domingos 1956*
Charles S. Ehrlich 1956
William F. Helmer 1956
David B. Radden 1961*

July 1990

Richard J. Evans 1955
J. Ronald Frazer 1945*
Martin M. Koshar 1955
Richard J. March 1950
W. Garner McNett 1960

July 1989

Charles W. Bushnell 1954
R. David Diederich 1964*
H. Allan Graham 1959
Leroy E. Hansen 1954

July 1988

Douglas B. Brown 1953*
James M. Coughlin 1953
William A. Kish 1963*
Alan F. Lafley 1943*
Lewis E. Schoonmaker 1953*

July 1987

George S. Kimmel 1957
Edward T. Misiaszek 1952*
Joseph Scaturro, Hon.Degree 1983*
Peter R. Shelly 1962
Charles S. Trowbridge 1962

July 1986

Robert A. Campbell 1961
C. Shelton James 1961
William J. Little 1961*
Frank M. Rotunno 1956
John A. Thompson 1956*

November 1985

Renso L. Caporali 1954
Gero O. Madelung 1950*

September 1985

Michael D. Basch 1960

July 1985

Robert R. Bicknell 1950*
Robert I. Greenstein 1950*
James F. Matthews 1960*
Paul M. Villiere 1950*

July 1984

J. Herbert Dahm, Jr. 1959*
John M. Eikenberg 1959*
Richard E. Hauck 1954
Eugene T. Mueller 1949*
Robert A. Plane, Hon. Degree 1984*
Robert N. Shepard 1959*
Harry F. Voss 1959*

July 1983

Frank E. Gutmann 1938*
Timothy J. Keating 1963
Seymour W. Liebmann 1948*
Alfred W. Rothermel 1948*
Stanley C. Wright 1958

July 1982

George R. Maclean 1942*
Donald E. May 1957
Laurel E. Putman 1942*
Robert E. Rosati 1952*

February 1982

Bernard L. Koff 1951

July 1981

Gordon W. Babcock 1946*
Thomas H. Dooley 1956*
Roger W.Johnson 1956*
John R. Link 1951*
Walter C. Rose 1941*

July 1980

A. Beecher Greenman 1950*
Ralph E. Hawes, Jr. 1955*
Frank Kenna 1950*
Richard W. Pierce 1955
Martin A. Welt 1954

July 1979

W. Anderson Farquhar 1934*
Jennings C. Moore 1949*
Robert A. Nilon 1939*
John S. Welch, Jr. 1954*
Charles F. Wilcox 1954*

July 1978

Frank H. Brown 1943*
Donald C. Clark 1953
Charles R. Hyde 1948*
Frank Miske 1948*
Howard C. Rapp 1928*
William J. Rowley 1948*
Rupert H. Young 1928*

July 1977

Arnold H. Barben 1927*
Julius C. DeLotto 1952*
Frank J. Fuller 1927*
Albert B. Hemstreet 1927*
Edward J. Kinney 1944*
Richard N. Parks 1932*
William R. Rodger 1937*
Robert Ross 1952*
Stephen J. Tompkins 1937*

July 1976

George M. Conklin 1947*
Richard C. Dorf 1955
Gerrit D. Fremouw 1931*
Robert P. Hall, Jr. 1952*
Donald F. McIntyre 1941*
H. Curtis Reed 1938*
Gerald S. Rosenfelder 1950*
Joseph L. Ryerson 1941*

July 1975

Charles J. Beneke 1930*
Bertrand W. Cornelius 1925*
Bernard M. Evans 1950*
Kenneth C. Moore 1935*
Frederick A. Ramsdell 1933*
Gerald R. Smiley 1950*
Joseph E. Smith 1940*

July 1974

Charles F. Cala 1933*
Howard E. Ewell 1939*
Albert E. French 1934*
James T. Garvin 1924*
Byron A. MacGill 1921*
Paul B. Oliver 1948*
Kenneth C. Swanson 1928*

June 1973

J. Tansley Hohmann, Jr. 1943*
Clyde F. OBrien 1928*
Philip Wesler 1948
Harold G. Young 1928*

June 1972

Harry K. Collins 1926*
John C. MacQueen 1937*
Earle E. Towlson 1927*
Raymond J. Tyo 1937*
Anthony J. Waibel 1927*
Robert O. Wright 1947

June 1971

Joseph L. Fraioli 1935*
Karl W. Galliger 1941*
Robert N. Wagner 1931*
William M. Walters 1935*

May 1970

Elrick A. Cowie 1925*
Nicholas A. Lord 1940*
George F. Wichmann 1926*

June 1969

George H. Harnden 1924*
Robert L. Houston 1934*
Robert M. Rodger 1939*
Harold G. Towlson 1929*
Richard J. Whalen 1944*

June 1968

Elbridge W. Fuller 1933*
Earl O. Heaton 1918*
Howard E. Lechler 1948*
James E. McVean 1948*
Paul L. Murphy 1947*

June 1967

Henry R. Hodge Hon.Degree*

June 1966

Fred L. Allen 1918*
Perry F. Hadlock 1921*
George H. Randall 1916*

January 1966

Robert D. Batley 1948*
Robert H. Cain 1936*
Edmund H. Fallon 1931*

June 1965

Francis H. Reynolds 1923*
George F.H. Williams 1923*

January 1964

Clement V. Conole 1931*
F. William Fiesinger 1937*
Paul D. Garvey 1942*
George A. Peck 1937*
William B. Russell 1927*

June 1963

Dwight L. Mayne 1929*
Lynn L. Merrill 1924*
Harvey H. Plank 1917*
Revis L. Stephenson 1934*

January 1963

Clarke H. Joy 1929*
Gerhard E. Sonderman 1925*

June 1962

Gordon C. Baker 1927*
William J. Fox 1902*
William B. Gero 1916*
William N. Macartney 1928*
Luther E. Olson 1916*

* Deceased Alumni