Veteran Alumni Spirit Award
Veteran ALUMNI Spirit Award
KU Military and Veterans Services honors KU alumnus veterans with its Spirit Award. The Spirit Award is presented to a KU alumnus who honorably served in the U.S. Armed Forces and who continues to serve the military or veteran community by demonstrating a spirit of service that goes above and beyond normal duties.
The recipient is presented their award by KU's president during the university's annual military appreciation football game. The 2023 game is scheduled on Veterans Day, 11/11/23.
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2023 Award Recipients
In honor of KU Military & Veterans Services 10-year anniversary, two recipients were selected for 2023-2024. More information on each recipient will be posted during Veterans Awareness & Appreciation Week. A hearty congratulations to
Lt. Gen (R) Richard Zilmer, Marine Corps Veteran
Mr. Andrew Pushart, Marine Corps Veteran
Some Past Awardees
Tina Tranauskas, '12 and Sergeant Alex Tranauskas, ‘12 - a mother and son who serve our nation and Service member’s families
Ryan Gaylets, '14 USN
Wynton Butler, '90 ANG
Dale Derr, '79 USMC Reserves and AF (retired)
Glenn Godshall, ‘75, USN (retired)