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2016 Alumni Awards Honorees

February 10, 2016

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Alumni Awards, a program that honors Jumbos who are accomplishing big things in the world and at the university. On Saturday, April 2, we will be celebrating the achievements of nine amazing alumni through an awards ceremony and reception where you will be able to mingle with award recipients and hear their inspirational journeys to success.

2016 Alumni Awards
Saturday, April 2 at 5 pm
51 Winthrop Street, Medford
 

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Distinguished Achievement Award

Anthony Banbury, A86, F92, A18P

Recently named Chief Philanthropy Officer for Vulcan, previously Senior UN Systems coordinator for Ebola, UN Assistant Secretary General for Field Support

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Anthony Banbury, A86, F92, A18P

Judge R. Guy Cole, A72

Chief Judge for the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; among the highest-ranking Tufts graduates in the U.S. judicial system

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Judge R. Guy Cole, A72

Dr. Lisa Freeman, J86, V91, NG96

Triple Jumbo, professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and internationally recognized board-certified veterinary nutritionist

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Dr. Lisa Freeman, J86, V91, NG96

Distinguished Service Award

Barbara Clarke, J88

Technology investor and advocate for inclusive innovation; youngest member to hold the role of president of Tufts University Alumni Association (2010–2012)

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Barbara Clarke, J88

Bill Gehling, A74, AG79, A05P

Director of Athletics at Tufts for 16 years, former head coach of Tufts women’s soccer, compiling a 165–90–36 record

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Bill Gehling, A74, AG79, A05P

Dr. Mark Pearlmutter, M84

Co-director of the Community Service Learning Program with Tisch College for Citizenship and Public Serivce and Tufts University School of Medicine, and chairman of the School of Medicine’s Student Evaluation, Promotion, and Ethics Committee

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Dr. Mark Pearlmutter, M84

Young Alumni Achievement Award

John Prensner, A05

Pediatrics resident at Boston Children's Hospital; produced more than 25 manuscripts, generated two patents and raised more than $1 million in cancer research funding

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John Prensner, A05

Young Alumni Service Award

Groom Dinkneh, A13

Associate with the Williams Capital Group; created the Black Alumni Association Mentoring Program; youngest serving member of the Board of Directors for the Tufts Black Alumni Association

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Groom Dinkneh, A13

Active Citizenship and Public Service Award

Nahid Bhadelia, J99, F04, M05

Triple Jumbo, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, infectious disease specialist at Boston Medical Center, and director of Infection Control and Medical Response at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory

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Nahid Bhadelia, J99, F04, M05