Congratulations to the 2019 Alumni Medal, Alumni Service Medal, Alumni Service Award, Young Alumni Service Award, and Norman Maclean Faculty Award Winners!

Nominations for the 2020 alumni awards are open! Please submit your nominations by August 30, 2019, to be considered for the 2020 awards cycle.

The University of Chicago has a long tradition of honoring distinguished and committed alumni who have shaped the world and strengthened our global alumni community. The alumni medals and public service awards date back to 1941.

Nominations for awards in all categories are accepted year-round. All nominations are now being considered for 2020.

Current Recipients

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

The 2019 Alumni Service Awards and Norman Maclean Faculty Award will be presented in June 2019 as part of Alumni Weekend. The 2018 Alumni Medal and Professional Achievement Awards were presented on November 9, 2018, at the University Club of Chicago.

Individual Awardees

Alumni Medal

Piotr Steinkeller

Piotr Steinkeller

PhD’77

  • Professor of Assyriology, Harvard University

Professional Achievement Award

Samer Attar

SB’98, MD’02

  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern Medicine

Chicago, Illinois

Sarah Koenig

AB’90

  • Host and Executive Producer of Serial

State College, Pennsylvania

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

Early Career Achievement Award

Drew Dir

AB’07

  • Artistic Director of Manual Cinema

Chicago, Illinois

Sarah Fornace

AB’07

  • Artistic Director of Manual Cinema

Chicago, Illinois

Yuval Levin

AM’02, PhD’10

  • Editor in Chief of National Affairs

Silver Spring, Maryland

Alumni Service Medal

Judith Stein

Judith E. Stein

AB’62, AM’64

Alumni Service Award

Robert Boland

Robert Boland

AB’83, MBA’87

Bob Levey

Bob Levey

AB’66

Young Alumni Service Award

Sheldon Levy

Sheldon Levy

AB’09

  • Associate Director, WHERE Group | Horizon Media Inc

New York, New York
Greg Nance

Greg Nance

AB’11

  • Co-Founder and Chairman, Moneythink
    Founder and CEO, Dyad.com

Shanghai, China & Seattle, WA

Norman Maclean Faculty Award

Lauren Berlant

Lauren Berlant

  • George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor, Department of English

Karl Freed

Karl Freed

  • Henry J. Gale Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, the James Franck Institute, and the College

Group Awardees

Alumni Club or Affinity Group of the Year Award

Most Innovative Program of the Year Award