Distinguished Alumni Awards

Save the date for 2018 the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on September 12, 2018.

Please join the Holland Hall Alumni Association as we celebrate 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winners Dr. Cristin Moran ’92 and Jeremy Hays ’99 along with 2018 Young Alumni Achievement Award winner Chris White ’07!


The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus/a of Holland Hall. It recognizes an alumnus/a who demonstrates exceptional service on a local, state, or national level, exhibits a high degree of character and integrity, exemplifies accomplishment in his or her profession, and whose achievements, affiliations, and career(s) have honored the legacy of excellence at Holland Hall.

The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes the alumnus/a from the last 15 years who excels in his or her profession or pursuit of higher education and has made a significant mark on the community in which he or she lives.


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Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2018 – Dr. Cristin Moran ’92 and Jeremy Hays ’99
2017 – Jay Wohlgemuth ’88
2016 – Glenna Reed Huber ’94 & Peter Edwards ’71
2015 – Ken Levit ’83
2013 – Mark Eckenwiler ’78
2012 –  Kenneth S. Brody ’88
2011 –  Kenneth D. Busby ’85

Young Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

2018 – Chris White ’07
2017 – Kara Beair Butler ’02
2016 – Jennifer Barnes ’02
2015 – Micah Fitzerman-Blue ’01
2013 – Hillary Bach ’08
2012 – Sarah Adams ’99
2011  –  Justin R. Thompson ’98
2010  –  Christopher W. Gates ’05

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Dr. Cristin Moran ’92
Cristin is the CEO of Growth Science, an R&D firm that helps innovators manage risk for new products, acquisitions, and venture capital initiatives. Cristin is a highly-sought-after business mentor and speaker in the areas of strategic planning, innovation, women in STEM, and new product development and commercialization in both the consumer and healthcare markets. She is the author of 33 issued patents, 13 peer-reviewed publications, and 1 book chapter.

“I am proud to represent Holland Hall as this school has had such a profound effect on my life.” -Cristin

Jeremy Hays ’99
Jeremy is an actor, singer, writer, and producer. His televsion appearances include a recurring role on The Oath, Broad City, The Blacklist, Turn: Washington Spies, The Affair, and Compliance. Jeremy recently played the role of Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

“Graduating from Holland Hall, now 19 years ago, is one of my proudest achievements. To be recognized as an alumni is deeply moving for me.” -Jeremy

2018 Young Alumni Achievement Award Winner

Chris White ’07
Chris is the co-founder of Shinesty, a totally ridiculous, sarcastic, and irreverent brand that helps people look awesome and find unique, outlandish products. Shinesty has nationally known customers such as the Chicago Cubs they, and Chris and his teamed starred in a docu-comedy series for MTV that aired in 2017.

“There is no question in my mind that the work ethic, creativity, and friendships I first started developing at Holland Hall impacted my life for the better and shaped me into the person I am today.” -Chris