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Past Recipients


1997 Alumni Award Recipients

Alumni Service Award

Dr. Donald B Weatherspoon Ph.D.

Dr. Ermond Henri Hartmans Ph.D.

Mr. John E Davis

Dr. Louis Champathes Ph.D.

Mr. Craig R Murray

Craig Murray, '76, is the owner, founder and CEO of the CMP Entertainment Group in Burbank, California, one of the largest creative agencies and production companies in entertainment with 150 employees in four offices. CMP clients include Disney, Warner Brothers, Fox, Paramount, the Discovery Channel, Microsoft, TLC, Universal and Sony Pictures. CMP has spearheaded more than 500 motion picture campaigns, and received more than 400 major industry awards. Murray's company has maintained an ongoing internship program with MSU's College of Communication Arts and Sciences since 1990'hosting more than 10 MSU interns and hiring more than 20 MSU graduates. One of Murray's clients is fellow Spartan Bill Mechanic, co-producer of this year's Oscars, who hired Murray to produce the nomination film clips for the Academy Awards show. A member of MSU's Abbot Society, Murray received the MSU Alumni Association's 'Alumni Service Award' in 1997.Congratulations Craig, you are great Spartan and a good friend.(By the way, we are swimming as you read this.) The Lafontants

Dr. David Mois Albala M.D.

Mrs. Bonnie Jean Cawley

Mr. Douglas John Emery


Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. John R Welser D.V.M.

Dr. Charles Jack Fisher M.D.

Dr. Kuk-Bom Shin Ph.D.

Mr. Jack D Rutherford


Honorary Alumni Award

Dr. Anthony C Koo

Mrs. Dixie C Platt