Bill Hargiss selected Emporia State University Distinguished Alumnus, 1970
Candidates are nominated for the Distinguished Alumni award by alumni and current and retired ESU faculty. As much information as possible is gathered on each candidate. The information is evaluated and an initial selection is made by a committee representing alumni and faculty. The Alumni Association Board of Directors approves or makes final selection of those who will receive the award. A maximum of five alumni can receive the award in a given year.
Past Distinguished Alumni have included teachers, research scholars, humanitarians, administrators, public servants, doctors, lawyers, and leaders in business, industry, and the military. All are respected in their professions and community. Most important, they are Emporia State University graduates who have given ESU a rich heritage.
Margaret L. Burke (BS ‘31)
Arthur E. Gropp (BSE ‘27)
Homer W. Hargiss (BSE ‘09)
Francis C. Welch (BS ‘18)
Fetes Ex-KU coach Lawrence Journal-World article
Man of the Week Emporia Gazette article
Distinguished Alumnus May 1970 Program guide and article
Welch and Hargiss honored Topeka Capital article
Honored at E-State Dinner K C Star article
Honorary award KSTC honorary award certificate
New PE bldg 1971 honoring Bill Hargiss