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 now closed. Nominations for the 2021 alumni awards will open next summer.

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.

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

Otis Webb Brawley

Otis Webb Brawley

SB’81, MD’85

  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology

Baltimore, MD
Bill Browder

Bill Browder

AB’85

  • CEO, Hermitage Capital; Head of the Global Magnitsky Justice campaign; and author of Red Notice

London, UK
Jaime Chico Pardo

Jaime Chico Pardo

MBA’74

  • Founder and CEO, Grupo Enesa

Mexico City, Mexico
Lucy A. Williams

Lucy A. Williams

JD’74

  • Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration

Boston, MA

Early Career Achievement Award

Rebecca Jarvis

Rebecca Jarvis

AB’03

  • Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent, ABC News

New York, NY
Carl Streed, Jr.

Carl Streed, Jr.

SB’07

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Research Lead, Center for Transgender Medicine & Surgery at Boston Medical Center

Boston, MA

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