AMA Alumni Medal

ama-alumni-medalSince 1995, the AMA Alumni Medal has been awarded to those who have either done some “big” thing for the Alumni Association or the Alumni Foundation, or who have made a major contribution to our mission be a series of small actions.

As of 2016, 57 of the 67 medalists have been alumni.  Four were faculty members and others include a museum volunteer, a Foundation Trustee, a Fort Defiance High School “BFF”, our landlord, dear friends from Fishburne Military School and Missouri Military Academy, a Roller family contributor and the the printer of the Bayonet.  Seven medalists have been women.

New medalists are selected from nominations received from alumni.  Nominations are due to the Museum office my March 1 each year.  Awards will be announced at the following Reunion.

Joseph Salicrup, ’31*
Col. Will Parkins, ’35*
Julian Quarles, ’35*
Bill Gray, ’37*
Mickey Gordon, ’39*
V. P. Leavel, ’39*
Bobby Rhea, ’47*
Paul Bratton, ’48*
Ed Chauncey, ’49*
Jim Councill, ’49
Clyde Ramsey, ’49
Frank Spencer, ’49
Bob Bradford, ’50
Ed Click, ’50
Jim Starnes, ’50*
Hap Starr, ’51*
Rod Willey, ’51
Tommy Simmons, ’52*
Ozzie Ferro, ’53
Ronnie Mahanes, ’53*
Bob Harris, ’54
Parker Ward, ’54*
Goodloe Saunders, ’57*
Jerry Wildman, ’57
Duke Fancher, ’58
Terry Snow, ’58*
Dave Conrad, ’59
George Holt, ’60
Bill Mariner, ’60
Luke Snyder, ’60
Frank Williamson, ’60
Ben Zinkhan, ’60
Bruce Nicholson, ’62
Bob Hume, ’63
Greg Pearce, ’65
Mac Mclnnis, ’67
Rick Smail, ’67
Nicky Syropoulos, ’67
Gordon Metz, ’68
Victor Gomez, ’69
Charlie Pascale, ’69
B. J. d’Orsay, ’70
Gary Nicholson, ’70*
Jorge Rovirosa, ’70
Steve Trent, ’70
Carry Granger, ’71
Doug Carter, ’72
Stride Coleman, ’72
Tom Del Valle, 72
Steve Pearson, ’72*
Chuck Pennock, ’72
Bruce Strange, ’72
Steve Traylor, ’72
Brett Thompson, ’75
Ed Rogerville, ’76
Phil Bentley, ’83
Norvell West, ’84
Mrs. Helen Charieton+++
Chief Chester Cole*
Dr. Mary DeCredico+
Rev. Greg Douglas
Chuck Foley^
Hilton Roller Grasty*
Bruce Hemp^^
Sgt. Joe Josephson*
John Maragon^^^
Sue Messerley ++
Coach Bill Ralph*
Ruth Rosenthal (Mrs. Howard, ’68)
Sgt Don Studer
Joyce Zinkhan* (Mrs. Ben,’60)


* Deceased
^ Missouri Military Academy
^^ Fort Defiance High School
^^^ Fishbume Military School
+ Foundation Trustee
++ Mid Valley Press
+++Wife of William, Class of 1915