Hamm Award

The William E. Hamm Outstanding Service Award recognizes volunteers who have contributed exceptional service to the development of the university and the betterment of Thousand Oaks and the Conejo Valley community.

Established in 1986, the award is named in honor of Bill Hamm, former Vice President for Admissions and University Relations at California Lutheran University.

2017 Award Recipient

Barry FisherJohn Short III

This year’s Hamm Award went to John Short III who is a Cal Lutheran alumnus who served as CLA President. He was instrumental in bringing back the Mathews Leadership Forum and has served as chair and sponsor of the Forum for the past five years. His community service includes mentoring Cal Lutheran students and being a champion of the needs of our veterans, the fight against cancer and the future of our youth.

Previous award recipients

  • 2017 - John Short III
  • 2016 - Bernie Bauer (View Press Release)
  • 2015 - Barry Fisher
  • 2014 - Jake Ganajian
  • 2012 - Sue Bauer
  • 2011 - Ernie Sandlin (View VC Star article)
  • 2006 - Debbie Hang
  • 2005 - Michael Arndt, Vicki Arndt
  • 2004 - Carol Keochekian
  • 2003 - June Glasmeier
  • 2002 - Ed Holt
  • 2001 - Carl Herman
  • 2000 - Elaine Marchessault
  • 1999 - Dixie Vollmer
  • 1998 - Frederick Bowman
  • 1997 - Walt Schaedle
  • 1996 - Jerry Knotts, Mary Knotts
  • 1995 - Norman N. Lueck
  • 1994 - Roy Ballard, Lucy Ballard
  • 1993 - Gordon Randolph
  • 1992 - John Crossan, Marie Crossan
  • 1990 - Tommie Cochrane
  • 1989 - Marjorie Coddington
  • 1988 - Warde H. Dixon
  • 1987 - Bill Bennett, Marty Bennett
  • 1986 - Jim Gilmore
  • 1985 - Marilyn Holt
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