Each year, Gordon College recognizes the diligent work of select alumni, faculty, staff and students at an awards ceremony on the opening night of Homecoming. The evening includes Alumni Awards, conferring of Honorary Alumni status, inductees to the Athletics Hall of Honor, and the recognition of particular faculty, staff, and student awards.
This year’s eight Alumni Awards recipients have lived around the globe, boast a combined 259 years of professional experience, and are leaders in a diverse range of fields—from high-tech companies to education to urban and global ministry.
They were honored at the start of Homecoming on September 30 and each of their stories pointed the community towards a God who works in and through us.
Gordon Alumni Award: Laura Fastie-Grapshi ’81
Widely recognized for her exceptional leadership and management skills, Laura Fastie-Grapshi is director of supplier management and procurement in global supplier relations for American Express Travel. She previously worked for American Airlines. Fastie-Grapshi studied political science and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Gordon.
The Gordon Alumni Award is given for embodiment of the Gordon mission through a life of leadership and service.
Gordon Young Alumni Award: Rob ’01 and Gina ’01 Bradley
Rob Bradley is vice president of investor relations at LogMeIn, a Boston-based SaaS (Software as a Service) and cloud-based remote connectivity company. He studied history at Gordon and earned an MBA from the Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College. A political science major at Gordon, Gina Bradley, J.D., serves as chief operating officer, general counsel, and a principal of The Colony Group wealth management firm.
The Gordon Young Alumni Award is given for a life of servant leadership and significant contribution to the workplace and community.