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Alumni Award Winners

Alumni Medalist. David Broder, AB’47, AM’51, Pulitzer Prize–winning national political correspondent for the Washington Post, has reported on every presidential campaign and convention since 1960. Before joining the Post in 1966, he covered national politics for the New

Alumni Medalist David Broder

York Times, the Washington Star, and Congressional Quarterly. A professor of political reporting at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, he has written seven books, including Behind the Front Page: A Candid Look at How News Is Made (1981) and Democracy Derailed: Initiative Campaigns and the Power of Money (2000).

Alumni Service Medal. Maurice Fulton, AB’40, JD’42, an industrial-location and economic-development consultant, is a lover of libraries who has served two decades on the Library Visiting Committee and endowed collections in law & economics, geography, and cartography. A past member of the Social Sciences Division and Law School Visiting Committees who has taught in the GSB and in the geography department, he established the Muriel Fulton Lecture in Law and History and funded the D’Angelo Law Library’s student reading room.

Norman Maclean Faculty Awards. Stuart Rice, the Frank P. Hixon distinguished service professor emeritus in chemistry, has won both the National Medal of Science and the College’s Quantrell Award for teaching. His first PhD student graduated in 1960, his 100th in 2004. As chair of the chemistry department, director of the James Frank Institute, and the longest-serving dean of the Physical Sciences Division, Rice helped mold science teaching at Chicago.

Lorna P. Straus

Lorna P. Straus, SM’60, PhD’62, is professor emeritus of organismal biology & anatomy, former dean of students in the College, and University marshal. Winner of two Quantrells and the Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association’s Gold Key Award, she was instrumental in building the Women’s Athletic Association and served on the University Council, the Task Force on Undergraduate Education, and the Committee on the Future of International House.

Young Alumni Service Citations. Kathleen Abbott, AB’95, is active in the Graduate Women’s Athletic Association and the San Francisco alumni club; a class correspondent since 1998, she also helped plan class reunions. Eboni Howard, AB’92, cochair of the Graduate Women’s Athletic Association since 1996, helped select the inaugural class of Chicago’s Athletics Hall of Fame and volunteers with Career Advising and Planning Services. Greg Miarecki, AB’94, JD’97, revived the Interfraternity Council Sing competition, returning it to its traditional Hutchinson Courtyard venue.

Alumni Service Citations. Tampa Bay club president, Deanna Bennett, AB’67, has served her College class as correspondent since 1997 and cochaired her 35th reunion committee. Douglas M. Jackman, AB’89, MBA’95, has been active in the New York and Chicago clubs, internship and careers programs, reunion planning, and the Order of the C. With wife Kristine, AB’87, he hosts an annual summer send-off party for College students. Joan Spoerl, AB’85, has helped plan reunions, hosted summer send-offs, and, served as president of the Chicago club. David Terman, AB’55, SB’56, MD’59, and Mari de Costa Terman, X’53, X’59, shared a citation. Serving on the Social Sciences Visiting Committee, David Terman has been active in the Medical and Biological Alumni Association, the Alumni Board of Governors, and reunion committees. A member of the Oriental Institute’s Visiting Committee, Mari Terman is an OI Museum docent and has assisted in OI fieldwork.

Public Service Citations. Charles G. Curie, AM’79, administrator of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has devoted his career to ensuring that people with addictive and mental disorders have the opportunity to participate fully in society. In nearly 30 years as director of health programming for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Robert DeVries, SB’58, MBA’61, helped pioneer hospice, holistic health care, and community-benefits standards.

Professional Achievement Citations. Harry Groves, JD’49, is an expert on Asian law who has been a professor and dean at the University of Singapore, law-school dean at Texas Southern University and North Carolina Central University, president of Central State University, and Brandis professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Microeconomist William A. Niskanen, AM’55, PhD’62, served as acting chair of President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers, as director of economics at Ford Motor Company, and as defense analyst for the Pentagon, the RAND Corporation, and the Institute for Defense Analyses. Founding editor of Regulation magazine and president of the Public Choice Society, Niskanen has chaired the libertarian Cato Institute for 20 years. Stanford professor Richard Rorty, AB’49, AM’52, is regarded by many as the greatest living American philosopher. His Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979) revived the American tradition of pragmatic philosophy and shaped humanities and social sciences in the second half of the 20th century.

Geologist Henry Schwarcz, AB’52, has used interdisciplinary approaches to revolutionize the dating of archaeological artifacts. Molecular biologist Cliff Tabin, AB’76, codiscovered the hedgehog genes that are responsible for left-right asymmetry. Harold Ticho, SB’42, SM’44, PhD’49, has been a leader in experimental elementary-particle physics, helping to discover resonances that led to the quark elementary particle model.