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Alumni Awards

The Cal Lutheran Alumni Board of Directors Awards Program recognizes the outstanding achievements of California Lutheran University alumni. Nominations for awards in the five categories listed below are welcomed from all members and friends of the Cal Lutheran community.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and recognizing the outstanding achievements of your fellow alumni.

Jim Overton

Honorary Alumni

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Called to serve on the Cal Lutheran Board of Regents in 2010 , Jim Overton has spent 12 years dedicated to the mission and values of the university. He has been instrumental in appointing presidents, expanding the north campus, opening the science building, and enhancing diversity through the university’s designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Jim’s impact on Cal Lutheran is nearly impossible to quantify: his interests are diverse, his generosity is boundless, and his passion for serving CLU students is limitless. From Overton Hall and Overton Court to the stained-glass windows in Samuelson Chapel and the Fredrickson Family Early Childhood Center, Jim has enhanced our campus beyond measure. And the many scholarships created by Jim and his family—the Overton Prize in Economics, the Summer Research Scholarship and, most recently, a music scholarship for string instruments—have undoubtedly had a transformative effect on our community.