​Alumni Honors

SOLES seeks to recognize those graduates who have excelled in their professional lives. All SOLES alumni are eligible to be nominated for the Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award. The Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award is the University of San Diego's highest honor bestowed upon its alumni.

2019 Honoree


Dr. Lawrence Sykoff

2019 Honoree

Lawrence S. Sykoff '73 (MEd), '88 (EdD)
President, LSS Consulting Group, LLC
Headmaster Emeritus, Ranney School

Past Honorees


Caity Riddle Meader

2018 Honoree

Catherine "Caity" S. Riddle Meader '10 (MA)
Executive Director, Family Services of Tulare County

Marsha McDonald

2017 Honoree

Marsha McDonald '86 (MA)
Retired Educator

Diana Combs Neebe

2016 Honoree

Diana Combs Neebe '08 (MEd)
English Teacher and Instructional Technology Coach, Sacred Heart Preparatory

Janine Mason

2015 Honoree

Janine Mason '86 (BA), '11 (MA)
Executive Director, The Fieldstone Foundation

Stuart Grauer

2014 Honoree

Stuart Grauer '89 (EdD)
President/Head of School, The Grauer Foundation for Education/The Grauer School

Jeff Carlstead

2013 Honoree

Jeff Carlstead '04 (EdD)
Owner/Manager, Carlstead Inc. Hotel Development and Management

Arnulfo Manriquez

2012 Honoree

Arnulfo Manriquez '05 (MA)
President, Maximizing Access to Advance our Communities (MAAC Project)

Cynthia Flores

2011 Honoree

Cynthia Flores '79 (MA)
Campus Director at Coachella Valley Campus, Brandman University

Honorees 2010 and Prior


2010 and Prior Honorees
2010
Rich Newman '05 (EdD)
2009
Leona Makokis '01 (EdD)
2008
Rabbi Laurie E. Coskey '00 (EdD)
2007
Rebecca C. (Haddock) Smith '93 (MEd)
2006
Juanita Santos Nacu '90 (MA), '98 (EdD)
2005
David Herrera '04 (EdD)
2004
Conni E. Cintas '88 (BA), '89 (MEd)
2003
Anthony Smith '87 (EdD)
2002
Judith Rauner '95 (EdD)
2001
Capt. Adolfo Gonzales '96 (EdD)
2000
Sister Miriam Kaeser '87 (EdD)
1999
Kimberlee Jubala '90 (MEd)
1998
George Cameron '84 (EdD)
1997
Jackie Freiberg '94 (EdD) and Kevin Freiberg '87 (EdD)
1996
Bertha O. Pendleton '89 (EdD)
1995
Gloria G. De Ment '76 (MEd)