Divisions, Professional Schools recognize alumni contributions
Each year the University’s Divisions and Schools recognize alumni who have brought honor to the institution through outstanding contributions to their professional fields and to society. These awards are presented in ceremonies that take place at different times during the year.
The Divinity School - Alumnus of the Year
Emilie Townes (A.B.,’77, A.M.,’79, D.Ministry,’82), the Andrew W. Mellon professor of African American religion and theology, Yale University Divinity School
Biological Sciences Division and Pritzker School of Medicine - Distinguished Service Awards
Ronald Davis (A.M.,’81, M.D.,’83), Director, Henry Ford Health System and President, American Medical Association
Jeffrey Gordon (M.D.,’73), the Dr. Robert J. Glaser distinguished university professor and director, Center for Genome Sciences, Washington University
Robert Heinrikson (Ph.D.,’63), Founder, President and CSO, Proteos, Inc.
Stephen Spielberg (Ph.D.,’71, M.D.,’73), Principal Investigator, Institute for Pediatric Innovation
Eugene Thiessen (A.B.,’51, M.D.,’58), Chairman and Founder, aDNAti, Inc.
Gold Key Awards
Honoring faculty for outstanding and loyal service to the Biological Sciences Division and to the University.
Angelo Scanu, Professor of Cardiology in Medicine
Jean-Paul Spire, Professor of Surgery in Neurology and Surgery
School of Social Service Administration – Elizabeth Butler Award
Evette Cardona (A.M.,’98), Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation, Inc.
Graduate School of Business – Corporate Alumni Award
Judson Green, Jr. (M.B.A.,’76), President and CEO, NAVTEQ Corporation
Graduate School of Business – Entrepreneurial Alumni Award
T. Russell Shields (A.M.,’63, M.B.A.,’67), Co-Founder and Chairman, Ygomi LLC
Graduate School of Business – Public Sector/Public Service Alumni Award
Joanne Smith (M.B.A.,’00), President and CEO, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Graduate School of Business – Young Alumni Award
Karen Parkhill (M.B.A.,’92), Commercial Bank CFO, JP Morgan Chase & Company