The Mission and Founders’ Awards are presented to Bastyr University alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends who have distinguished themselves through outstanding professional and personal achievement and loyal service to the University and the field of natural health science. The award recipients are honored at a dinner ;held annually in November in Seattle, Washington.
Bastyr's most prestigious honor, the Mission Award is given annually to the individual, family, corporation or foundation who has demonstrated leadership over time in improving the health and well-being of the human community.
Les Griffith, ND, Student Award
This award given annually in Dr. Griffith's name is granted to a current student in any academic program who has achieved distinction in his/her field of study and has rendered exceptional service to the University, improving the entire Bastyr community and advancing the University's objectives and ideals.
Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., ND, Alumnus/a Award
This award given annually in Dr. Pizzorno's name is granted to an alumna/alumnus from any academic program who has achieved distinction in her/his field of study and has rendered exceptional service to Bastyr, improving the entire Bastyr community and advancing the University's objectives and ideals.
William A. Mitchell, Jr., ND, Service Merit Award
This award given annually in Dr. Mitchell's name recognizes outstanding service and dedication to Bastyr University. Nominees are not limited to Bastyr alumni, students, faculty or staff and can include members of the greater Bastyr community.
Sheila Quinn Service to Society Award
This award given annually in Sheila Quinn’s name recognizes a staff or faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership in volunteer service and civic engagement to their community and neighbors.
Please direct any questions regarding the nomination process to our awards coordinator:
Director, Career & Alumni Services
Mission Award Winners
Founders’ Award Winners
As the world's leading academic center for advancing and integrating knowledge in the natural health arts and sciences, Bastyr University will transform the health and well-being of the human community.
We educate future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. Respecting the healing power of nature and recognizing that body, mind and spirit are intrinsically inseparable, we model an integrated approach to education, research and clinical service.