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Awards and Scholarships
Encouraging and rewarding Duke excellence
Duke Alumni Association celebrates the reputation for excellence and public-spiritedness that Duke University and its graduates have earned throughout the world. We give several annual awards to honor those who exemplify these ideals and to uphold them as examples before the community.
Our alumni have also funded scholarships to cultivate future generations of exemplary Duke graduates, attracting students with high potential for success to the university and enabling many who would not otherwise have attended to become Forever Duke.
2012 Award Winners
Jack O. Bovender, Jr. T'67, G'69 honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award
Duke trustee Jack Bovender T’67, G'69 is this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Bovender has been involved with his alma mater as a former member of the Divinity School Board of Visitors and former chairman of the Duke University Divinity School Capital Campaign Committee. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the Duke Annual Fund and currently on the Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors. He was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2007 and now serves as vice chair of the Board, chair of the Audit Committee, vice chair of the Business and Finance Committee, and as a member of the Executive Committee.
Bovender will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual Founders’ Day ceremonies on September 28.
Daniele Armaleo, Professor of Biology honored with the 2012 ADUTA award
Daniele Armaleo Ph.D. ’84 has been teaching molecular biology at Duke since 1975. Students now are not just exploring the microscopic components of life, but engaging with advancements in genetic engineering and genomics. Although the research frontiers of his field accelerate ever faster, the basics of teaching undergraduates have remained constant.
“I want students to get excited about discovering the beauty and complexity behind life’s diversity—the unifying principle of evolution, for example, or the unifying principle of natural selection,” says Armaleo, associate professor of the practice of biology and winner of the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award (ADUTA), the highest recognition that students can bestow on a teacher. The award was established by the Duke Alumni Association in 1970; a student committee makes the final determination of recipients. Read the full article on the Duke Magazine website.
2012 Charles A. Dukes Award winners
Mary Dawson WC '53
Ann Pelham Cullen T’74
Ruth Ross WC’68
Lewis Fred Sutherland T'73 and Barbara H. Sutherland T'75
Jerry Wilkinson E’67
Bill J. Geary P’12, P’15 and Kristi J. Geary P’12, P’15
2012 Forever Duke Award Winners
|Meredith W. Allin E’05||Jimmy Grewal T’99||Tricia D. McKitty T’92, L’95|
|Alyssa Fanelli Benza E’02||Nancy Hegarty T’83||Tiffany Montgomery Bishop T’98|
|Stephen Kirk Breckenridge T’83||Paul Honigberg T’77||Ken Myers T’70|
|Thomas Brodsky T’73||William Hunt T’84||Joanne Robertson T’85, MBA’87|
|Rosie Canizares T’04||Ellen Bers Johnson WC’68||Gisela Rose-Shortridge T’76|
|J.P. Cardona MBA’00||Paul Kim T’97||Donald Shlimbaum T’70|
|Julie Elizabeth Elhers T’85||Sheree Cooper Levy T’89||Newton Taylor L’60|