Distinguished Alumni Award

Duke Alumni Association's highest honor

The Duke Alumni Association Board of Directors established this, our highest honor, in 1983, determined to award it with great care to alumni who have distinguished themselves in service to their fields of endeavor, to Duke, or to humanity. To date, every recipient has committed him or herself to all three. All living graduates not employed by the university are eligible to be considered.

We invite you to nominate a fellow alum you find worthy of the award. We will hold all nominations and supporting materials for three years to give each nominee extended consideration.

To nominate a fellow alum, please fill out and submit the online nomination form
DEADLINE IS MARCH 1.

 

2013 recipient: Mr. E. Blake Byrne ’57

E. Blake Byrne ’57

Other Distinguished Alumni Award honorees

2012
Jack Bovender ’67, M.H.A. ’69

2011
Wilhelmina M. Reuben-Cooke '67

2010
Harold L. Yoh, Jr. (Spike) E’58, P’83, P’85, P’87, P’88, P’93, GP’09

2009
Judy C. Woodruff '68, HON '98

2008
Roy J. Bostock '62,
P'85, P'91, P'94

2007
Peter M. "Pete" Nicholas '64
Virginia Lilly "Ginny" Nicholas '64

2006
Sally Dalton Robinson '55
Russell M. Robinson II '54, J.D. '56

2005-06
Dr. Paul E. Farmer '82

2004-05
Raymond D. Nasher '43

2003-04
James G. Dalton, Sr. '44



 

2002-03
Edward H. Benenson '34

2001-02
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. B.S.E.E. '47

2000-01
John A. Koskinen '61

1999-00
Dorothy Lewis Simpson '46

1998-99
Robert M. Price, Jr. '52

1997-98
William Bevan A.M. '43, Ph.D. '48, LL.D. '72

1996-97
Jay M. Arena M.D. '32
Eugene F. Corrigan '52
Margaret Taylor Smith '47

1995-96
John Alexander McMahon '42

1994-95
John A. Forlines '39

1993-94
Lester R. Brown '36

1992-93
Lenox Baker M.D. '34

1991-92
John H. Adams LL.B. '62

1990-91
L. Neil Williams '58, J.D. '61

1989-90
Isobel Craven Drill '37

1988-89
W. David Stedman '42

1987-88
Edwin L. Jones, Jr. B.S.C.E. '48

1986-87
Reynolds Price '55

1985-86
Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans '39, LL.D. '83

1984-85
Elizabeth Hanford Dole '58

1983-84
William C. Styron '47, Litt.D. '65

1982-83
Juanita M. Kreps A.M. '44, Ph.D. '48, LL.D. '93