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January 5, 2018

Distinguished Geneva Alumni Honored

Geneva College Alumni are considered members of the family. They are living, breathing testimonies of the real-life outcomes of a Geneva education. They serve as doctors, engineers, teachers, airline pilots, missionaries, church and community leaders, elected officials, business owners and in many other roles to which God has called them.

Along with the lifetime services and resources available to alumni, each year their alma mater recognizes a few of them for their distinguished service.

This past year five outstanding alumni were awarded for their service and leadership in their churches, careers, families, communities and to Geneva College. The awards are also a means of honoring alumni for exemplifying Geneva’s standards, mission and commitment to servant-leadership. 

Jake McCracken

Young Alumni Award

Jake Gilchrist McCracken ‘12 began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2011 as an intern, and transitioned to running a full-time practice following his graduation from Geneva College. While at Geneva, Jake earned his degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Jake is committed to continuing to meet the ever-changing financial needs... Read more


Doug Harley

Alumni Award

Dr. Douglas W. Harley '93 is a Family Medicine physician in Akron, Ohio. He serves as the Associate Program Director of the Center for Family Medicine residency program at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General. For five years he has served as the Collaborating Physician with House Calls Program by United Healthcare. Doug is also the Chief of Medical Staff at Akron’s Cleveland Clinic hospital... Read more


Jeremiah Johnson

Alumni Award

Jeremiah Johnson ’00 is a patrol sergeant and nascent criminal justice scholar serving with the Darien Police Department in Connecticut. During his 15-year law enforcement career, Jeremiah has worked as patrol officer, field training officer, accreditation manager, detective sergeant and acting lieutenant. Concurrently, Jeremiah is an appointed Practitioner in Residence at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven... Read more


Kathryn Gardner

Distinguished Service Award

Kathryn (McFarland ’78) Gardner was born in Sterling, Kansas. She graduated magna cum laude from Geneva College in 1978, where she enjoyed playing volleyball and singing in the Genevans. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, a minor in French, and her teaching certificate in both subjects. She then married Timothy Gardner, whom she met at Geneva. Judge Gardner was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Governor Sam Brownback in 2015... Read more


Virginia Hill

Distinguished Service Award

Virginia Rae Hill ’90 has served the Pittsburgh Public School District for the past twenty-four years. After twelve years teaching General Science and Biology at the middle and high school levels, she has held administrative roles as Assistant Principal, Principal, Science Supervisor and Executive Director of Curriculum Instruction and Professional Development. Virginia works closely with teachers to coach their instructional delivery. She has also partnered with EL Education (Expeditionary Learning Education) to transform learning at her current school, the Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5 STEAM Academy... Read more