Nominations for the 2017 Alumni Service, Young Alumni Service, and Norman Maclean Faculty Awards are now closed. The 2017 award recipients will be announced in April. Although nominations for the 2017 awards are closed, you can nominate someone for the 2018 awards at any time.

Nominations for the 2017 Professional Achievement Awards will close on June 16.

Alumni award nominations for all awards are accepted year-round. Nominations for Alumni Service, Young Alumni Service, and Norman Maclean Faculty Awards are reviewed in late winter with recipients announced in the spring. Nominations for the Professional Achievement Award are reviewed in late summer with recipients announced in the fall.

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.

Current Recipients

Recipients of the alumni awards have influenced both the University of Chicago and the global community. The 2016 Professional Achievement Awards were presented on November 4, 2016, in Chicago. The 2017 Alumni Service, Young Alumni Service, and Norman Maclean Faculty Awards will be presented in June 2017.

Norman Maclean Faculty Award

Peter O. Vandervoort

AB’54, SB’55, SM’56, PhD’60

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the College

Chicago, Illinois

Young Alumni Service Award

Joe Anzalone

AB’04

  • Attorney, Federal Government

Northern Virginia

Jennifer Glickel

AB’08

  • Director of Business Development, New York Daily News

New York, New York

Alumni Service Award

Vincenzo Barbetta

AB’99, MBA’05

  • Former President, UChicago LGBT Alumni Network; Current San Francisco Metro Chair

San Francisco, California

Sean Singleton

MBA’08

  • Director of Business Development and Marketing, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx)

Burlingame, California

Professional Achievement Award

Lawrence M. Friedman

AB’48, JD’51, LLM’53

  • Professor, Stanford Law School

Gary Haugen

JD’91

  • Founder and CEO of International Justice Mission

Gordon Quinn

AB’65

  • Cofounder and Artistic Director, Kartemquin Films

Chicago, Illinois

Elizabeth Smith

AM’71

  • Former Executive Director, The Hyams Foundation

Eugene Van Scott

SB’45, MD’48

  • Dermatologist and Skin Biologist