Alumni Awards

Congratulations to the 41st Annual Alumni

Award Honorees!

Honoring graduates whose contributions enhance the University at the local, state, national or international levels, the Vanguard University Alumni Awards highlight the difference Vanguard graduates are making in the world.

  • Alumna of the Year winner

    Alumna of the Year

    Debora (King ’94) Wondercheck is a corporate leader with 18 years of experience in strategy development, program management…

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  • Young Alumna of the Year winner

    Young Alumna of the Year

    Dr. Jayme (Badoud ’09) Smith is a senior scientist at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, a water quality research institute…

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  • Distinguished Service Award winner

    Distinguished Service Award

    Captain Jim Peugh MA ’01, MTS ’02 is a highly decorated and educated Naval officer and ordained Assemblies of God minister whose awards include…

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  • Hero to Vanguard winner

    Hero to Vanguard

    After earning a BS in kinesiology from Vanguard, Kevin graduated from the Orange County Sheriff Training Academy in 2015…

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  • Vanguard Champion winner

    Vanguard Champion

    A hard-working entrepreneur and salesman, Gary dedicated his career to new business ventures to celebrate his passions…

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