SCHOLAR BANQUET FEATURED SPEAKERS 1993-2017

1993 | Ann Curry | Host, NBC Today
1994 | Richard Hadley | President, Spokane Chamber of Commerce
1995 | Leon Lederman, PhD | Nobel Laureate, Physics
1996 | Honorable Alan Page | Minnesota State Supreme Court Justice
1997 | Christine Gregoire | Attorney General, State of Washington
1998 | I. Michael Heyman, J.D. | Secretary, The Smithsonian Institute
1999 | Daniel Goldin, Director | NASA
2000 | Father Robert Spitzer, S.J | President, Gonzaga University
2001 | Bernard Daines | President and CEO, Worldwide Packets
2002 | Marc Painter | Director, The National Portrait Gallery
2003 | Tom Cronin, PhD | President, Whitman College
2004 | Morkhiko Nakahara | Associate Conductor, Spokane Symphony
2005 | John Delaney, PhD | Professor of Oceanography, U of Washington
2006 | Jack Bacon, PhD | Author, futurist, engineer
2007 | Louis Rukavina, J.D. | President, Spokane Scholars Foundation
2008 | Marc O'Connor | Musician, composer
2009 | Nancy Kanwisher, PhD | Professor, researcher in neuroscience, MIT
2010 | William H. Gates, Sr. | Author, philanthropist, attorney
2011 | Ryan Crocker | U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
2012 | Scott Morris | President, CEO Avista Corporation
2013 | LeRoy Hood, MD, PhD | Founder, Institute for Systems Biology
2014 | Honorable George Nethercutt, Jr. | The Nethercutt Foundation for Civics
2015 | Jane Korn, Dean | Gonzaga School of Law
2016 | Bob Herschkowitz | Seattle Holocaust Center for Humanity

2017 |Parker Barrile | Spokane Scholar, 1999 |Rachel Wagley |Spokane Scholar, 2007