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    The Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 1963, the Centre College Alumni Association established the Distinguished Alumnus Award for the purpose of honoring alumni who have given outstanding service to Centre College and/or to humankind. Recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus Award are listed below.
    2011
    S. Kern Alexander 1961
    Suzanne Wells Miell 1981
    Reginald "Reggie" Mudd 1971


    2008
    Mark A. Bridges 1988
    James B. “Jim” Hawkins 1978
    Susan Weesner West 1981



    2005
    Walter M. Herd 1983
    James V. Oppel, Jr. 1975
    Mary Cronan Oppel 1974

    Paxton Marshall Wilt 1964

    2002
    Teresa Daniel 1979
    David Morgan 1975
    Philip Taliaferro III 1959


    1999
    John A. Horhn 1977
    James Rucker 1955
    Lanny Gregory van Allen 1958



    1996
    Jerry Morgan Blesch 1960
    George Tams Curlin 1961
    Peggy McDowell Curlin 1962
    Sue Treadway Russell 1959


    1993
    W. Chauncey Alcock 1935
    Sue Sherman Biddle 1956
    Albert H. Meade 1934


    1990
    James H. Jesse 1938
    William M. Noland 1937
    James C. Rieke, Jr. 1938


    1987
    Raymond M. Burse 1973
    Carroll Camden 1925
    John Sherman Cooper 1922
    E. Golladay LaMotte 1929
    Margaret A. Menges Stroup 1960


    1984
    William Robards Buster 1938
    Ellida Sadler Fri 1947
    Delos D. Wickens 1931




    1981
    Clem E. Bininger 1931
    Henry E. Coleman, Jr. 1931
    Flora Hayes Rawls 1919
    Robert W. Robertson 1925
    G. Hambleton Tapp 1922



    1978
    George M. Chinn, Jr. 1924
    Margaret F. Moss Helms 1947
    Theodore A. Sanford 1922
    Enos S. Swain 1931
    Charles E. Whittle, Jr. 1949



    1975
    Anita Currey 1925
    Edwin Kagin 1904





    1972
    Norris Armstrong 1922
    Leslie German 1926
    John Horky 1932
    Joyce Kagin McCauley 1950
    T. Hunton Rogers 1914


    1969
    Jo. Baily Brown 1907
    Terry L. Hatchett 1923
    Adele Read Martin 1915
    James T. Norris 1914



    1966
    Nelson Allen 1927
    Ruby Moss Cheek 1929
    Jo Tilden “Top” Orendorf 1930


    1963
    E. Wilbur Cook 1923
    Hardin Craig 1897
    Robert R. Guthrie 1910
    Mina Rea Jones Perlow 1931
    Robert E. Wallace 1926