Alumni Fellow Award

The Alumni Fellow Award is the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association. The award is administered in cooperation with each of Penn State's academic colleges and has achieved high academic prestige and visibility within the Penn State community. Since 1973, the Alumni Fellow Award has been given to select alumni who, as leaders in their professional fields, are nominated by an academic college, and accept an invitation from the president of the University to return to the campus to share their expertise with students, faculty, and administrators. The award provides a dimension to the academic curriculum not otherwise available in the traditional college classroom. The Board of Trustees has designated the title of Alumni Fellow as permanent and lifelong.

Eligibility & Requirements

Alumni Fellow Award
Cast bronze medallion and framed certificate.
 
Number of Awards
Variable, averaging eighteen to twenty-five per year. In some instances, an academic college may sponsor additional Fellows during an academic year.
 
Eligibility
All graduates of the University.

Nominations
Nominations are solicited from the deans of the academic colleges in consultation with department chairpersons and faculty, and Commonwealth Campus executive officers.
 
Selecting Body
The selection committee includes, but is not limited to, the provost of the University, the vice president for development and university relations, the executive director of university relations, a member of Alumni Council, and the executive director of the Alumni Association.
 
Calendar
Nominations are solicited in early fall, and selection is made by January. Visits are arranged through the sponsoring college(s) for the following spring or fall. The award is presented to the recipient in a formal ceremony at a reception hosted by the president of the University.

Alumni Fellow Award Recipients

Johannes D. Veldhuis, M.D. '74
William M. Pardridge, M.D. '77
R. Devee Boyd, M.D. '73
Marianne E. Felice, M.D. '72
Ralph L. Horwitz, M.D. '73
Maryann T. Roper, M.D. '75
Norman W. Barton, M.D., Ph.D. '76
Dale C. Snover, M.D. '77
Alan D. Bedrick, M.D. '78
Mina K. Dulcan, M.D. '74
Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D. '75
Richard A. Spritz, M.D. '76
Burke A. Cunha, M.D. '72
Elizabeth H. Field, M.D. '78
Howard E. Gendelman, M.D. '79
J. Fred Pritchard, Ph.D. '80
Roger A. Brumback, M.D. '71
Dennis S. Charney, M.D. '77
Paul B. Nelson, M.D. '72
Mary E. Frank, M.D. '73
Ana Bulatovic, M.D. '86
Aziza Tahir Shad, M.D. '89
Kevin J. Pauza, M.D. '90
James C. Alwine, Ph.D. '74
Robert V. Rege, M.D. '75
George J. Todd, M.D. '74

 

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