Previous Award Recipients2018-11-21T13:36:47+00:00

Previous WHAA Alumni Award Recipients

Hall of Fame Awardees

Name

Class

Year Awarded

About

Gail Saxton Miller 1961 2016 Gail Miller is the owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, which includes car dealerships, the Utah Jazz and other sports teams, theater complexes, and many other companies. Gail and her late husband, Larry, also created a strong legacy of giving back through a wide range of charitable, educational, and humanitarian causes.
Gerald Grow 1960 2013 Gerald Grow received a degree in accounting at the University of Utah and worked for Peabody Coal in Illinois. He set up a scholarship for West
Gerald McPhie 1943 2013 Gerald “Jerry” McPhie is a production manager and producer, known for his work with the Osmonds. He was heavily involved in the design of Osmond Studios in Orem, Utah. In addition to his producing and executive producing duties, he staffed and administered the company during his first two years there.
Raymond Van Mason 2012 Raymond Van Mason is an independent choreographer and master teacher, as well as the Founder and Artistic Director of Imagine Ballet Theatre. He was a Principal Artist with Ballet West where he danced many leading roles such as Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty. His choreographic credits include four world premiere ballets for Ballet West – Seasons, Lady Guinevere, Transparencies and Desert as a Rose, commissioned for the Utah state centennial celebration.
Matt Philbrick 1971 2012
Leo William Goates 1945 2012
Gene Rose 1940 2012
Marion Duff Hanks 1931 2012
Scot G. Frank 2004 2011
Wayne M. Saltzgiver 1954 2011
Richard Degrey 1937 2011
Kevin Sundwall 1983 2010
Duane C. Hall 1945 2010
Rienhard Backer 1931 2010
Terry E. Nish 1955 2009
Wallace Thurman* 1919 2008 Wallace Henry Thurman a noted novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of short-lived newspapers and literary journals. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life (1929), which is considered a groundbreaking look a colorism and racial discrimination within the black community. His works have been alluded to be Tupak Shakur, Pharoahe Monch and Kendrick Lamar.
Donald Dunn 1989 2008
Ron Carlson 1965 2008
Dan W. Andersen 1945 2008 Dr. Dan Andersen was the first president of BYU-Hawaii and served as West High School student body president.
Dr. C Keith Connors 1952 2007
Tom C. Korologos 1951 2007 Tom Chris Korologos is a former United States Ambassador to Belgium and noted journalist and lobbyist.
James M. Slater, MD, FACR 1946 2007
Dr. William K Ickes 1943 2007
Richard A. Fullmer 1963 2006
Thomas S. Monson 1944 2006 Thomas Spencer Monson was an American religious leader, author, and the 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Evans Brothers* 1933 2006 The Evans Quartet was an award-winning barbershop group was made up of Thayer “Turk” Evans, tenor; Preston Evans, lead; Eugene Smith, baritone; and Jack Evans, bass. The group won the 1960 international championships held by the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.
Admiral Eugene George Fairfax* 1934 2005 Eugene George Fairfax was a decorated admiral in the U.S. Navy. While attending West High, he was president of the debate club and football quarterback and captain. He became Commander of Anti-Submarine Warfare Group 5 on the U.S.S. Hornet, and Commander of the Alaskan Sea Frontier. In his last active duty tour, he became the Deputy Naval Inspector General of the United States.
Clayton M. Christensen Clayton Magleby Christensen is an American academic, business consultant, and religious leader who currently serves as the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School of Harvard University. He is the father of disruptive innovation theory, which is considered to be one of the most influential business ideas of the past century. Christensen is also a co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, a venture capital firm named after the Salt Lake City neighborhood Rose Park where Christensen grew up.
David and Jay Groen 1969, 1962 2004
Yukuo Takenaka 1963 2001
Fran Peek & Kim Peek

*Indicates was awarded post-humously.

Hall of Fame Awardees

Name

Class

Year Awarded

About

Gail Saxton Miller 1961 2016 Gail Miller is the owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, which includes car dealerships, the Utah Jazz and other sports teams, theater complexes, and many other companies. Gail and her late husband, Larry, also created a strong legacy of giving back through a wide range of charitable, educational, and humanitarian causes.
Gerald Grow 1960 2013 Gerald Grow received a degree in accounting at the University of Utah and worked for Peabody Coal in Illinois. He set up a scholarship for West
Gerald McPhie 1943 2013 Gerald “Jerry” McPhie is a production manager and producer, known for his work with the Osmonds. He was heavily involved in the design of Osmond Studios in Orem, Utah. In addition to his producing and executive producing duties, he staffed and administered the company during his first two years there.
Raymond Van Mason 2012 Raymond Van Mason is an independent choreographer and master teacher, as well as the Founder and Artistic Director of Imagine Ballet Theatre. He was a Principal Artist with Ballet West where he danced many leading roles such as Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty. His choreographic credits include four world premiere ballets for Ballet West – Seasons, Lady Guinevere, Transparencies and Desert as a Rose, commissioned for the Utah state centennial celebration.
Matt Philbrick 1971 2012
Leo William Goates 1945 2012
Gene Rose 1940 2012
Marion Duff Hanks 1931 2012
Scot G. Frank 2004 2011
Wayne M. Saltzgiver 1954 2011
Richard Degrey 1937 2011
Kevin Sundwall 1983 2010
Duane C. Hall 1945 2010
Rienhard Backer 1931 2010
Terry E. Nish 1955 2009
Wallace Thurman* 1919 2008 Wallace Henry Thurman a noted novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of short-lived newspapers and literary journals. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life (1929), which is considered a groundbreaking look a colorism and racial discrimination within the black community. His works have been alluded to be Tupak Shakur, Pharoahe Monch and Kendrick Lamar.
Donald Dunn 1989 2008
Ron Carlson 1965 2008
Dan W. Andersen 1945 2008 Dr. Dan Andersen was the first president of BYU-Hawaii and served as West High School student body president.
Dr. C Keith Connors 1952 2007
Tom C. Korologos 1951 2007 Tom Chris Korologos is a former United States Ambassador to Belgium and noted journalist and lobbyist.
James M. Slater, MD, FACR 1946 2007
Dr. William K Ickes 1943 2007
Richard A. Fullmer 1963 2006
Thomas S. Monson 1944 2006 Thomas Spencer Monson was an American religious leader, author, and the 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Evans Brothers* 1933 2006 The Evans Quartet was an award-winning barbershop group was made up of Thayer “Turk” Evans, tenor; Preston Evans, lead; Eugene Smith, baritone; and Jack Evans, bass. The group won the 1960 international championships held by the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.
Admiral Eugene George Fairfax* 1934 2005 Eugene George Fairfax was a decorated admiral in the U.S. Navy. While attending West High, he was president of the debate club and football quarterback and captain. He became Commander of Anti-Submarine Warfare Group 5 on the U.S.S. Hornet, and Commander of the Alaskan Sea Frontier. In his last active duty tour, he became the Deputy Naval Inspector General of the United States.
Clayton M. Christensen Clayton Magleby Christensen is an American academic, business consultant, and religious leader who currently serves as the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School of Harvard University. He is the father of disruptive innovation theory, which is considered to be one of the most influential business ideas of the past century. Christensen is also a co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, a venture capital firm named after the Salt Lake City neighborhood Rose Park where Christensen grew up.
David and Jay Groen 1969, 1962 2004
Yukuo Takenaka 1963 2001
Fran Peek & Kim Peek

*Indicates was awarded post-humously.

Hall of Fame Awardees

Name

Class

Year Awarded

About

Gail Saxton Miller 1961 2016 Gail Miller is the owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, which includes car dealerships, the Utah Jazz and other sports teams, theater complexes, and many other companies. Gail and her late husband, Larry, also created a strong legacy of giving back through a wide range of charitable, educational, and humanitarian causes.
Gerald Grow 1960 2013 Gerald Grow received a degree in accounting at the University of Utah and worked for Peabody Coal in Illinois. He set up a scholarship for West
Gerald McPhie 1943 2013 Gerald “Jerry” McPhie is a production manager and producer, known for his work with the Osmonds. He was heavily involved in the design of Osmond Studios in Orem, Utah. In addition to his producing and executive producing duties, he staffed and administered the company during his first two years there.
Raymond Van Mason 2012 Raymond Van Mason is an independent choreographer and master teacher, as well as the Founder and Artistic Director of Imagine Ballet Theatre. He was a Principal Artist with Ballet West where he danced many leading roles such as Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty. His choreographic credits include four world premiere ballets for Ballet West – Seasons, Lady Guinevere, Transparencies and Desert as a Rose, commissioned for the Utah state centennial celebration.
Matt Philbrick 1971 2012
Leo William Goates 1945 2012
Gene Rose 1940 2012
Marion Duff Hanks 1931 2012
Scot G. Frank 2004 2011
Wayne M. Saltzgiver 1954 2011
Richard Degrey 1937 2011
Kevin Sundwall 1983 2010
Duane C. Hall 1945 2010
Rienhard Backer 1931 2010
Terry E. Nish 1955 2009
Wallace Thurman* 1919 2008 Wallace Henry Thurman a noted novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of short-lived newspapers and literary journals. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life (1929), which is considered a groundbreaking look a colorism and racial discrimination within the black community. His works have been alluded to be Tupak Shakur, Pharoahe Monch and Kendrick Lamar.
Donald Dunn 1989 2008
Ron Carlson 1965 2008
Dan W. Andersen 1945 2008 Dr. Dan Andersen was the first president of BYU-Hawaii and served as West High School student body president.
Dr. C Keith Connors 1952 2007
Tom C. Korologos 1951 2007 Tom Chris Korologos is a former United States Ambassador to Belgium and noted journalist and lobbyist.
James M. Slater, MD, FACR 1946 2007
Dr. William K Ickes 1943 2007
Richard A. Fullmer 1963 2006
Thomas S. Monson 1944 2006 Thomas Spencer Monson was an American religious leader, author, and the 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Evans Brothers* 1933 2006 The Evans Quartet was an award-winning barbershop group was made up of Thayer “Turk” Evans, tenor; Preston Evans, lead; Eugene Smith, baritone; and Jack Evans, bass. The group won the 1960 international championships held by the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.
Admiral Eugene George Fairfax* 1934 2005 Eugene George Fairfax was a decorated admiral in the U.S. Navy. While attending West High, he was president of the debate club and football quarterback and captain. He became Commander of Anti-Submarine Warfare Group 5 on the U.S.S. Hornet, and Commander of the Alaskan Sea Frontier. In his last active duty tour, he became the Deputy Naval Inspector General of the United States.
Clayton M. Christensen Clayton Magleby Christensen is an American academic, business consultant, and religious leader who currently serves as the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School of Harvard University. He is the father of disruptive innovation theory, which is considered to be one of the most influential business ideas of the past century. Christensen is also a co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, a venture capital firm named after the Salt Lake City neighborhood Rose Park where Christensen grew up.
David and Jay Groen 1969, 1962 2004
Yukuo Takenaka 1963 2001
Fran Peek & Kim Peek

*Indicates was awarded post-humously.

Hall of Fame Awardees

Name

Class

Year Awarded

About

Gail Saxton Miller 1961 2016 Gail Miller is the owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, which includes car dealerships, the Utah Jazz and other sports teams, theater complexes, and many other companies. Gail and her late husband, Larry, also created a strong legacy of giving back through a wide range of charitable, educational, and humanitarian causes.
Gerald Grow 1960 2013 Gerald Grow received a degree in accounting at the University of Utah and worked for Peabody Coal in Illinois. He set up a scholarship for West
Gerald McPhie 1943 2013 Gerald “Jerry” McPhie is a production manager and producer, known for his work with the Osmonds. He was heavily involved in the design of Osmond Studios in Orem, Utah. In addition to his producing and executive producing duties, he staffed and administered the company during his first two years there.
Raymond Van Mason 2012 Raymond Van Mason is an independent choreographer and master teacher, as well as the Founder and Artistic Director of Imagine Ballet Theatre. He was a Principal Artist with Ballet West where he danced many leading roles such as Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty. His choreographic credits include four world premiere ballets for Ballet West – Seasons, Lady Guinevere, Transparencies and Desert as a Rose, commissioned for the Utah state centennial celebration.
Matt Philbrick 1971 2012
Leo William Goates 1945 2012
Gene Rose 1940 2012
Marion Duff Hanks 1931 2012
Scot G. Frank 2004 2011
Wayne M. Saltzgiver 1954 2011
Richard Degrey 1937 2011
Kevin Sundwall 1983 2010
Duane C. Hall 1945 2010
Rienhard Backer 1931 2010
Terry E. Nish 1955 2009
Wallace Thurman* 1919 2008 Wallace Henry Thurman a noted novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of short-lived newspapers and literary journals. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life (1929), which is considered a groundbreaking look a colorism and racial discrimination within the black community. His works have been alluded to be Tupak Shakur, Pharoahe Monch and Kendrick Lamar.
Donald Dunn 1989 2008
Ron Carlson 1965 2008
Dan W. Andersen 1945 2008 Dr. Dan Andersen was the first president of BYU-Hawaii and served as West High School student body president.
Dr. C Keith Connors 1952 2007
Tom C. Korologos 1951 2007 Tom Chris Korologos is a former United States Ambassador to Belgium and noted journalist and lobbyist.
James M. Slater, MD, FACR 1946 2007
Dr. William K Ickes 1943 2007
Richard A. Fullmer 1963 2006
Thomas S. Monson 1944 2006 Thomas Spencer Monson was an American religious leader, author, and the 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Evans Brothers* 1933 2006 The Evans Quartet was an award-winning barbershop group was made up of Thayer “Turk” Evans, tenor; Preston Evans, lead; Eugene Smith, baritone; and Jack Evans, bass. The group won the 1960 international championships held by the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.
Admiral Eugene George Fairfax* 1934 2005 Eugene George Fairfax was a decorated admiral in the U.S. Navy. While attending West High, he was president of the debate club and football quarterback and captain. He became Commander of Anti-Submarine Warfare Group 5 on the U.S.S. Hornet, and Commander of the Alaskan Sea Frontier. In his last active duty tour, he became the Deputy Naval Inspector General of the United States.
Clayton M. Christensen Clayton Magleby Christensen is an American academic, business consultant, and religious leader who currently serves as the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School of Harvard University. He is the father of disruptive innovation theory, which is considered to be one of the most influential business ideas of the past century. Christensen is also a co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, a venture capital firm named after the Salt Lake City neighborhood Rose Park where Christensen grew up.
David and Jay Groen 1969, 1962 2004
Yukuo Takenaka 1963 2001
Fran Peek & Kim Peek

*Indicates was awarded post-humously.

Hall of Fame Awardees

Name

Class

Year Awarded

About

Gail Saxton Miller 1961 2016 Gail Miller is the owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, which includes car dealerships, the Utah Jazz and other sports teams, theater complexes, and many other companies. Gail and her late husband, Larry, also created a strong legacy of giving back through a wide range of charitable, educational, and humanitarian causes.
Gerald Grow 1960 2013 Gerald Grow received a degree in accounting at the University of Utah and worked for Peabody Coal in Illinois. He set up a scholarship for West
Gerald McPhie 1943 2013 Gerald “Jerry” McPhie is a production manager and producer, known for his work with the Osmonds. He was heavily involved in the design of Osmond Studios in Orem, Utah. In addition to his producing and executive producing duties, he staffed and administered the company during his first two years there.
Raymond Van Mason 2012 Raymond Van Mason is an independent choreographer and master teacher, as well as the Founder and Artistic Director of Imagine Ballet Theatre. He was a Principal Artist with Ballet West where he danced many leading roles such as Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty. His choreographic credits include four world premiere ballets for Ballet West – Seasons, Lady Guinevere, Transparencies and Desert as a Rose, commissioned for the Utah state centennial celebration.
Matt Philbrick 1971 2012
Leo William Goates 1945 2012
Gene Rose 1940 2012
Marion Duff Hanks 1931 2012
Scot G. Frank 2004 2011
Wayne M. Saltzgiver 1954 2011
Richard Degrey 1937 2011
Kevin Sundwall 1983 2010
Duane C. Hall 1945 2010
Rienhard Backer 1931 2010
Terry E. Nish 1955 2009
Wallace Thurman* 1919 2008 Wallace Henry Thurman a noted novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of short-lived newspapers and literary journals. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life (1929), which is considered a groundbreaking look a colorism and racial discrimination within the black community. His works have been alluded to be Tupak Shakur, Pharoahe Monch and Kendrick Lamar.
Donald Dunn 1989 2008
Ron Carlson 1965 2008
Dan W. Andersen 1945 2008 Dr. Dan Andersen was the first president of BYU-Hawaii and served as West High School student body president.
Dr. C Keith Connors 1952 2007
Tom C. Korologos 1951 2007 Tom Chris Korologos is a former United States Ambassador to Belgium and noted journalist and lobbyist.
James M. Slater, MD, FACR 1946 2007
Dr. William K Ickes 1943 2007
Richard A. Fullmer 1963 2006
Thomas S. Monson 1944 2006 Thomas Spencer Monson was an American religious leader, author, and the 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Evans Brothers* 1933 2006 The Evans Quartet was an award-winning barbershop group was made up of Thayer “Turk” Evans, tenor; Preston Evans, lead; Eugene Smith, baritone; and Jack Evans, bass. The group won the 1960 international championships held by the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.
Admiral Eugene George Fairfax* 1934 2005 Eugene George Fairfax was a decorated admiral in the U.S. Navy. While attending West High, he was president of the debate club and football quarterback and captain. He became Commander of Anti-Submarine Warfare Group 5 on the U.S.S. Hornet, and Commander of the Alaskan Sea Frontier. In his last active duty tour, he became the Deputy Naval Inspector General of the United States.
Clayton M. Christensen Clayton Magleby Christensen is an American academic, business consultant, and religious leader who currently serves as the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School of Harvard University. He is the father of disruptive innovation theory, which is considered to be one of the most influential business ideas of the past century. Christensen is also a co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, a venture capital firm named after the Salt Lake City neighborhood Rose Park where Christensen grew up.
David and Jay Groen 1969, 1962 2004
Yukuo Takenaka 1963 2001
Fran Peek & Kim Peek

*Indicates was awarded post-humously.

Hall of Fame Awardees

Name

Class

Year Awarded

About

Gail Saxton Miller 1961 2016 Gail Miller is the owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, which includes car dealerships, the Utah Jazz and other sports teams, theater complexes, and many other companies. Gail and her late husband, Larry, also created a strong legacy of giving back through a wide range of charitable, educational, and humanitarian causes.
Gerald Grow 1960 2013 Gerald Grow received a degree in accounting at the University of Utah and worked for Peabody Coal in Illinois. He set up a scholarship for West
Gerald McPhie 1943 2013 Gerald “Jerry” McPhie is a production manager and producer, known for his work with the Osmonds. He was heavily involved in the design of Osmond Studios in Orem, Utah. In addition to his producing and executive producing duties, he staffed and administered the company during his first two years there.
Raymond Van Mason 2012 Raymond Van Mason is an independent choreographer and master teacher, as well as the Founder and Artistic Director of Imagine Ballet Theatre. He was a Principal Artist with Ballet West where he danced many leading roles such as Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty. His choreographic credits include four world premiere ballets for Ballet West – Seasons, Lady Guinevere, Transparencies and Desert as a Rose, commissioned for the Utah state centennial celebration.
Matt Philbrick 1971 2012
Leo William Goates 1945 2012
Gene Rose 1940 2012
Marion Duff Hanks 1931 2012
Scot G. Frank 2004 2011
Wayne M. Saltzgiver 1954 2011
Richard Degrey 1937 2011
Kevin Sundwall 1983 2010
Duane C. Hall 1945 2010
Rienhard Backer 1931 2010
Terry E. Nish 1955 2009
Wallace Thurman* 1919 2008 Wallace Henry Thurman a noted novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of short-lived newspapers and literary journals. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life (1929), which is considered a groundbreaking look a colorism and racial discrimination within the black community. His works have been alluded to be Tupak Shakur, Pharoahe Monch and Kendrick Lamar.
Donald Dunn 1989 2008
Ron Carlson 1965 2008
Dan W. Andersen 1945 2008 Dr. Dan Andersen was the first president of BYU-Hawaii and served as West High School student body president.
Dr. C Keith Connors 1952 2007
Tom C. Korologos 1951 2007 Tom Chris Korologos is a former United States Ambassador to Belgium and noted journalist and lobbyist.
James M. Slater, MD, FACR 1946 2007
Dr. William K Ickes 1943 2007
Richard A. Fullmer 1963 2006
Thomas S. Monson 1944 2006 Thomas Spencer Monson was an American religious leader, author, and the 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Evans Brothers* 1933 2006 The Evans Quartet was an award-winning barbershop group was made up of Thayer “Turk” Evans, tenor; Preston Evans, lead; Eugene Smith, baritone; and Jack Evans, bass. The group won the 1960 international championships held by the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.
Admiral Eugene George Fairfax* 1934 2005 Eugene George Fairfax was a decorated admiral in the U.S. Navy. While attending West High, he was president of the debate club and football quarterback and captain. He became Commander of Anti-Submarine Warfare Group 5 on the U.S.S. Hornet, and Commander of the Alaskan Sea Frontier. In his last active duty tour, he became the Deputy Naval Inspector General of the United States.
Clayton M. Christensen Clayton Magleby Christensen is an American academic, business consultant, and religious leader who currently serves as the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School of Harvard University. He is the father of disruptive innovation theory, which is considered to be one of the most influential business ideas of the past century. Christensen is also a co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, a venture capital firm named after the Salt Lake City neighborhood Rose Park where Christensen grew up.
David and Jay Groen 1969, 1962 2004
Yukuo Takenaka 1963 2001
Fran Peek & Kim Peek

*Indicates was awarded post-humously.