Drew Honors 2016 Alumni Achievement Awardees
Graduates recognized for volunteerism, achievement and dedication to the school.
June 2016 – Drew University’s College Alumni Association bestowed its annual Alumni Achievement Awards during Reunion 2016.
The winners represent excellence in volunteerism, business, entrepreneurship and dedication to Drew, and join the ranks of past honorees. The association celebrated this year’s recipients during a ceremony at the Concert Hall on June 4. Here’s a look at the seven awards and honorees.
Achievement in Business Award
The Achievement in Business Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exceptional and sustained success in the field of business, outstanding character and loyalty to Drew, and personified the basic ideals of the university.
Chris Smith C’91
Frances B. Sellers Award
To honor the memory of the first administrator of Drew’s Educational Opportunities Scholars program, the Frances B. Sellers Award honors alumni, not necessarily of EOS, who personify the ideals of the program and who have contributed significantly to their community.
Miguel Gonzalez C’01
Achievement in the Liberal Arts Award
The Achievement in the Liberal Arts Award recognizes alumni who, through exceptional and sustained success in their chosen careers, outstanding character and loyalty to Drew, have demonstrated the efficacy of a liberal arts education.
Maryann Nergaard C’71
Alumni Service Award
The Alumni Service Award recognizes alumni of outstanding character who have demonstrated exceptional and sustained loyalty to Drew by making significant contributions to furthering the University’s mission and goals.
Bruce Bristol C’66, P’99
Achievement in the Sciences Award
The Achievement in the Sciences Award recognizes alumni who, through exceptional and sustained success in the field of natural or quantitative sciences, outstanding character and loyalty to Drew, have most personified the basic ideals of the university.
Rhonda Rush C’71
The Volunteer Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding character, loyalty to Drew, and have made significant contributions to their community, state or nation as a volunteer.
Emily (Knox) Blitz C’96
Young Alumni Award
The Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni who graduated from the college within the past ten years, and have demonstrated exceptional success in their chosen field, outstanding character, and loyalty to Drew.
Michelle (Orloski) McGrath C’06