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College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Achievement Award 2017

Pictured Left to Right - Ronald M. Finch '56, Michael T. Kalmbach '08M, Dean George Watson, Lisa Blunt Rochester '02M, and John G. Gaul '78.

Honoring our outstanding alumni

​The College of Arts and Sciences accepts nominations for the annual Alumni Achievement Award each winter. This award recognizes CAS alumni who have made outstanding professional achievements while maintaining a connection to their community and to UD. We have honored our alumni with this award since 2010, and each year celebrate the recipients at the college’s annual Celebration of Achievement and Success in May. ​​Read about our 2017 Celebrating Achievement and Success event.


Nomination Guidelines

Guidelines for nominations include:

The nominee must be a University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences alumnus/na 

This is defined as completing at least 30 credit hours.

 The nominee has made a significant contribution to further his/her profession

This may include:

  • Holding a senior leadership position within an organization,
  • Proven innovation in his/her field, or
  • Professional service activities the nominee has been involved with or leadership positions held. Examples include, but are not limited to, elected or appointed offices, directorships and trusteeships.

The nominee has made significant career accomplishments and achievements. 

This may include:

  • Honors for his/her excellence and service through professional or civic awards and commendations or
  • Reaching a pinnacle of success related to job titles and positions held.

The nominee has maintained a relationship with the University of Delaware

This may include:

  • Serving on a University of Delaware committee or board;
  • Speaking on campus, providing internships or recruiting UD students;
  • Attending UD campus, regional alumni club or athletic events;
  • Maintaining a relationship with his/her advisor or faculty members; or
  • Financially supporting the university.

The nominee is involved in his/her community. 

This may include:

  • Serving on a local board or as a trustee for an organization,
  • Volunteering for an organization or for an event related to his/her community or a national cause, or
  • Connecting his/her company to the community.

 Individuals not selected the first year of nomination are automatically reconsidered the following year.

For more information about submitting a nomination, please contact Maura Ruffing.

Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

​​2016  


Paul A. Fiorvanti Jr. '92, Carol Van Dyke Freer '68, Tyron D. Jones '92 '95M, Andrew M. Stern '70, Mark S. Stewart '78, 
Joan E. Wainwright '82



2015


Frank B. Wickes '59, Johanna E. Murphy '92, John R. Ewers Jr. '81, Emily Young Denney '98 '06M


2014

Susan L. Buck '91M '03PhD,  Kendel Sibiski Ehrlich '83, Matthew B. Geller '78M, Guillermina Gonzalez-Sobrero '09M, 
Lawrence M. Principe '83

2013 


Michele Hackley Johnson '75, Steven E. Linberg '73, Carol A. Nigro '97M '09PhD

2012

Deidre A. Bosley '79, Carolyn Cochrane Kent-Hale '66M, Amber Kerr-Allison '08M, David L. Warnock '80

2011


John J. Baldwin '56, Mary Ann Hangen Blair '66 '82M, Claire M. DeMatteis '87, J. Matthew O'Donnell '94  


2010 


William C. Allen '72, Robert L. Witt '77

University Alumni Awards

​We are also proud of our alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences who have been recognized as recipients of other University Alumni Awards, including the Alumni Wall of Fame, the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement  and the University of Delaware Alumni Association Outstanding Alumni Award. For more information about these University awards and to view a complete recipient listing, please access UD Alumni Awards​​.

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