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2020 Alumni Achievement Awards

Nine alums honored in virtual ceremonies

June 2020 – The Drew University College Alumni Association honored this year’s College of Liberal Arts Alumni Achievement Award recipients during two virtual ceremonies this month.

Check out the videos below as the nine award winners are announced by fellow Drew community members and offer their reflections on their time in The Forest.

Lifetime Achievement Award – Dianne Murphy Frazier C’64, P’97

Jenny Frazier C’97 read prepared remarks from her mother, Dianne

Achievement in the Arts Award – Robert Joyce C’82

Recognizes alumni who demonstrate exceptional and sustained success in the field of art, music and/or theater; exhibit outstanding character and loyalty to Drew; and personify the basic ideals of the University

Achievement in Business Award – David Lippman C’80

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

Achievement in the Liberal Arts Award – Emily Musil Church C’00

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

Achievement in the Sciences Award – Bryon Backenson C’90

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

Community Volunteer Award – Ann Ingram C’70

Recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to their community, state or nation as a volunteer and have demonstrated outstanding character, loyalty to Drew

Frances B. Sellers Award – Victor Perez C’13

Named after the first administrator of Drew’s Educational Opportunity Scholar (EOS) program, the award honors alumni, not necessarily of EOS, who personify the ideals of the EOS program and who have contributed significantly to their community

Service Award – The Rev. Richard Rice C’54, T’58, P’81, P’84, P’13

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

Young Alumni Award– Morissa Schwartz C’15, G’20

Recognizes alumni who graduated from the College within the past ten years, and have demonstrated exceptional success in their chosen field, outstanding character, and/or loyalty to Drew

You can find a full playlist of videos here.

Want to nominate a fellow Drewid for next year’s awards? Head here.

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