Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Service and Norman Maclean Faculty Award Winners! Alumni Medal and Achievement awardees for 2018 will be announced in September 2018.

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.

Alumni Service Medal

John McGinn

AB’90, MBA’93

  • Vice Chairman, The NPR Foundation

New York, New York

Alumni Service Award

Martina Keller


  • Member of the College Advisory Council and Reunion Cochair

Lincolnwood, Illinois

Carol Trautschold


  • Treasurer, Trautschold Family Foundation

Washington, DC

Jerry Trautschold


  • 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


  • Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Detroit Law Department

Detroit, Michigan

Candace Wang


  • 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

Alumni Medal

Rochus “Robbie” Vogt

SM’57, PhD’61

  • R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Service Professor and Professor of Physics, Emeritus, California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

Early Career Achievement Award

Megan Driscoll


  • CEO and Founder, EvolveMKD

New York, New York

Professional Achievement Award

Mikel Arriola


  • General Director, Mexican Institute of Social Security

Mexico City, Mexico

Herminio Blanco

AM’75, PhD’78

  • President, IQOM Inteligencia Comercial and IQOM Strategic Advisors

Mexico City, Mexico

Charis Eng

AB’82, PhD’86, MD’88

  • Founding Chair, Genomic Medicine Institute; Founding Director, Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare; American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor; Hardis Endowed Chair of Cancer Genomic Medicine; Cleveland Clinic

  • Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences; Leader, Germline High Risk Cancer Focus Group, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center; Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, Ohio

Santa J. Ono


  • President and Vice Chancellor, University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia