Northwestern to honor three at Homecoming
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The Distinguished Alumni Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. in Vermeer Dining Room. Cost is $10. Reservations are required; contact the
Guthmiller, the recipient of the Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, is considered a health care visionary in northwest
After graduating from Northwestern in 1982, Guthmiller earned his C.P.A. and was an accountant in
After earning a master’s degree in health administration from the
In order to expand OCAHS’s facilities and services, Guthmiller oversaw planning, fund raising and construction of a new 128,000-square-foot, $29.6 million hospital and clinic, located on a campus between the communities of
Guthmiller has both served on and led a number of boards for
Hulsart, the recipient of the Distinguished Service to Northwestern College Award, took classes at Northwestern in the 1970s and ’80s before enrolling full time in 1988 and graduating in 1991.
A dedicated volunteer for the Red Raiders, Hulsart has kept statistics at football games and run the clock at basketball games for over 26 years, even in times of poor health.
He also served as head coach for Northwestern’s softball team from 1989 to 2001, compiling a record of 348-183. His teams won nine conference titles, and his 1997 squad was the first Northwestern softball team to qualify for the NAIA national tournament, finishing ninth with a record of 44-10.
Hulsart was named the regional coach of the year in 1994 and ’97 and earned conference coach of the year honors in 2000, the same year he served as president of the NAIA Coaches Association. The N-Club has given him four coaching achievement awards.
A former assistant coach for Northwestern’s baseball team, Hulsart is currently an assistant for the softball team.
Van Etten, the recipient of the Distinguished Service to Humankind Award, has devoted his life to serving his church, community, state and profession. A native of
After three years at
Van Etten has served as a delegate to the Iowa State Medical Society and the South Dakota State Medical Association, as chair of
He is a four-time representative to the