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Distinguished Alumni Awards

Download the 2019 Nomination form. (PDF)

A paper copy will be included in the Winter 2018 issue of the YellowJacket alumni magazine.

The 2017 recipients of The Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Gilbert Heritage Award 

Presented to Elaine Fortuna, honorary graduate for accomplishments that bring honor and pride to all alumni and represent the heritage and traditions of The Gilbert School.


Young Alumni Achievement Award

Presented to Jennifer Sherman Willoughby, class of 1999 for serving as a role model for younger individuals through continued success and achievements, and who graduated within the last 20 years.

Distinguished Professional Achievement Award

Presented to Andrea Darcey Ellinger, class of 1982 for noteworthy career accomplishments, dedication to excellence, and respect among colleagues.

The W.L. Gilbert Award for Outstanding Community Service

Presented to Mary Lou Cassotto, class of 1967 for displaying exceptional service toward the betterment of life in the community, and honoring the philanthropic spirit of our founder.


Outstanding Athlete Award

Presented to Leo Mayo, class of 1997 for outstanding character, sportsmanship, positive attitude, and team approach in competition and in life.

Leo Mayo, Class of 1997

Award recipients were acknowledged at a special ceremony during Homecoming Weekend 2017.

Those graduates attending the Homecoming 2017 Alumni Brunch were able to meet with, and congratulate the winners in person!

The Distinguished Alumni Awards are sponsored by The W.L. Gilbert Trust Corporation.


Distinguished Alumni Winners to Date