Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Award and Norman Maclean Faculty Award Winners!

In 1941 the University of Chicago granted its first alumni medals and public service awards, establishing a long tradition of honoring our distinguished and committed alumni—those who have shaped the world and strengthened our global alumni community.

Nominations for alumni awards in all categories are accepted year-round. Nominations for the Alumni Service, Young Alumni Service, and Norman Maclean Faculty Awards are reviewed in the winter, with recipients announced in the spring. Nominations for the Professional Achievement and Early Career Achievement Awards are reviewed in late spring, with recipients announced in the summer. Nominations for the Alumni Medal are reviewed in the winter, with recipients announced the following summer.

Nominations for the 2018 Alumni Professional Achievement and Early Career Achievement Awards are now closed. New nominations for all categories will be considered for the 2019 cycle.

Current Recipients

Recipients of the alumni awards have influenced both the University of Chicago and the global community.

The 2018 Alumni Service Awards and Norman Maclean Faculty Award will be presented in June 2018 as part of Alumni Weekend. The 2018 Alumni Medal and Professional Achievement Awards will be presented in November 2018.

Individual Awardees

Alumni Service Medal

John McGinn

AB’90, MBA’93

  • Vice Chairman, The NPR Foundation

New York, New York

Alumni Service Award

Martina Keller

AB’87

  • Member of the College Advisory Council and Reunion Cochair

Lincolnwood, Illinois

Carol Trautschold

AB’61

  • Treasurer, Trautschold Family Foundation

Washington, DC

Jerry Trautschold

MBA’61

  • Member, Executive Committee of the National Symphony Orchestra National Trustees

Washington, DC

Weidong “Paul” Wang

LLM’94, JSD’99

  • Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Beijing, China

Young Alumni Service Award

Daniel Arking

AB’05

  • Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Detroit Law Department

Detroit, Michigan

Candace Wang

AB’07

  • Senior Director of Student Services, Relay Graduate School of Education

Brooklyn, New York

Norman Maclean Faculty Award

Doyal “Al” Harper

  • Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the College

Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Public Service Award

Samer Attar

SB’98, MD’02

  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern Medicine

Chicago, Illinois

Alumni Medal

William A. Douglass

AM’66, PhD’67

  • Professor Emeritus of Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, Nevada

Early Career Achievement Award

Drew Dir

AB’07

  • Artistic Directors of Manual Cinema

Chicago, Illinois

Megan Driscoll

AB’02

  • CEO and Founder, EvolveMKD

New York, New York

Sarah Fornace

AB’07

  • Artistic Directors of Manual Cinema

Yuval Levin

AM’02, PhD’10

  • Editor in Chief of National Affairs

Silver Spring, Maryland

Professional Achievement Award

Mady Wechsler Segal

AM’67, PhD’73

  • Professor Emerita of Sociology and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland

David R. Segal

AM’63, PhD’67

  • Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland

Group Awardees

Alumni Club or Affinity Group of the Year Award

Most Innovative Program of the Year Award