Bill Neighbors, Gary Tredway and Robert Tyler participate in a question-and-answer session with alumni, staff and students.

Bill Neighbors, Gary Tredway and Robert Tyler participate in a question-and-answer session with alumni, staff and students.

Three alumni were awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award, the highest award given to graduates based on career achievement. Established in 1958, the award is given to candidates that have demonstrated substantial professional growth and advancement over an extended period of time. The candidates’ activities, including participation and leadership in civic and professional organizations at the local, state and national levels, are also considered by the awards committee in selecting the recipients.

This year’s recipients are William E. Neighbors III, president and CEO of Tank Connection Affiliate Group in Parsons, Kan.; Gary E. Tredway, president of American Fidelity Educational Services in Oklahoma City; and Robert D. Tyler, president and founder of Winfield Consumer Products in Winfield, Kan.

For complete biographies of the three winners, visit the alumni website.