Butler Alumni Association Honors Six Grads on May 1
Monday, April 19, 2010
The Butler University Alumni Association will honor six graduates — one of them a former dean — during its May 1 Alumni Recognition dinner. The following awards will be presented, in recognition of the recipients’ professional achievements and service to the University and their communities:
The Butler Medal to Phil Kappes ’45 of Indianapolis
The Butler Service Medal to Jack Engledow, D. B. A., M.B.A.’62 of Indianapolis
Joseph Irwin Sweeney Alumni Service Award to Heather Simnick Roth ’99 of Avon, Ind.
Hilton Ultimus Brown Alumni Achievement Award to Kouty H. Mawenh Jr. ’95, M.B.A. ’98 of Washington, D.C.
Robert Todd Duncan Alumni Achievement Award to John D. Doyle ’74 of St. Louis, Mo.
Katharine Merrill Graydon Alumni Service Award, presented posthumously in honor of the late Robert W. Dearing ’57 of Indianapolis
Practicing law for 61 years, Kappes has been a partner in Dutton Kappes and Overman (1952-1985), and Lewis & Kappes, P.C. (1985-present).
A Butler Trustee from 1989-1992, Kappes helped found Butler’s current alumni association. A past president of the Alumni Board, he was the first chair of the Ovid Butler Society Executive Committee.
The Philip S. Kappes Fellowship in Non-Profit Management supports Butler business student internships at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Dr. Jack Engledow
Dean of Butler’s College of Business from 1985-1993, Engledow led successful efforts to reinvigorate the College’s undergraduate program and increase enrollment. He continued to teach until 1998, serving as the Davey Professor of Risk Management.
Before coming to Butler, he taught for 14 years with Indiana University, rising to tenured professor and leading several executive seminars. At Wabash College, he helped design the Opportunities LAB program.
He is part-owner and consultant to Engledow Group, Indiana’s largest comprehensive horticultural service firm. As company president from 1955-1968, he helped rebuild the corporation after World War II.
Heather Simnick Roth
Roth has taught at Kingsway Christian School in Avon, Ind., since 1999, the same year she earned her bachelor’s degree in music education at Butler. She directs the school band and teaches music in grades K-3. Active in five student performance groups at Butler, today she plays French horn with her church orchestra and the Indianapolis Brass Choir.
She served on the steering committee that formed Butler’s Young Alumni Board and is a current member. Between her two terms on the board, Roth was the group’s social committee chair. She is a mentor to the Honors Program.
Kouty Mawenh Jr.
Mawenh is Mid-Atlantic District Manager for Eli Lilly and Co. in Washington, D.C. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies and later an M.B.A from Butler.
The captain of track and field teams for his home country of Liberia in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games, Mawenh now serves on Liberia’s National University Sports Federation and National Paralympics Committee. He has participated three times in the Track and Field World Championships, and twice in the African Championship.
He is owner of K-Delta’s Basketball Women’s Club, an organization supporting female student athletes. He is also a board member of the Liberian Humanitarian Foundation, Connection International Resources Services, Warwein Youth for Development and Economic Empowerment, and Prosyte Sports Management.
An award-winning professional in communications, strategic planning and marketing, John Doyle is the general manager of transformational development and chief strategy officer for Ascension Health, the nation’s largest not for-profit health system. He also chairs the board of TriMedx, which provides clinical engineering services to healthcare organizations.
Previously, he held executive positions with St. Vincent Hospital and Health Services in Indianapolis, MacNeal Health Network, ITT Corp., St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and his own consulting firm. He is a 1974 Butler graduate in journalism.
Dearing earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Butler. Called “Bulldog Bob” for his love of University athletics, he served on the Alumni Association Board, the Alumni Steering Committee and the “Teams of the Sesquicentennial” selection committee. For his efforts on the Ovid Butler Society Executive Committee, he received the Barbara Busche Service Award in 2008.
Dearing worked 32 years for First Indiana Bank, retiring as vice president of advertising and public relations. He was a past president of the Indianapolis Advertising Club and the Indianapolis Public Relations Society. He passed away in November 2008.
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