Alumni Award Winners Announced

May 6, 2021

Briar Cliff University is proud to announce the winners of the Distinguished Alumni Award and the G.O.L.D (Graduate of the Last Decade) Award.

Distinguished Alumni Award Winner – Dale Roder

Graduating in 1985, Dale Roder is a Senior Forecast Analyst at Wells Enterprises, Inc. Over the years, Dale has dedicated his time and efforts to the Touch ‘Em All Club for the Charger baseball program.

“Dale and his wife Jane have invested where their faith is: Catholic education. Dale has been in the Touch ‘Em All Club since inception and is now the president. He loves to see a successful and well-disciplined baseball team, just ask Corby. Dale is a deserving winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award,” says his nominator.


G.O.LD. Alumni Award Winner – Abigail Chihak

Graduating in 2015, Abigail Chihak is a Community Health Administrator at the Dallas County Health Department. She is an influencer for The 1930, connecting generations of women to make a difference in the world.

“Abigail is a loyal promoter of the Franciscan values she received at BCU. Her present involvement in a BCU alumni single women’s discussion group dealing with a deeper formation in living the Franciscan values in lay life is a testament of her desire to keep letting these values inform her life,” says her nominator.

Briar Cliff’s Alumni Awards are based on nominations. Candidates are selected based on criteria founded in alignment with the University’s mission, values and vision.

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