2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Announced


The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce the recipients of our Distinguished Alumni Awards.  They were selected as stand out members of our alumni community for their contributions to their professions, the university, and beyond. These awards celebrate their achievements, honor the legacy of excellence, and encourage and inspire future alumni. 

“The stories of this year’s alumni award winners are some of the first I learned as dean of the College, and they are truly moving and impressive” says Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Joy K. Ward. “It is an honor to congratulate and celebrate these truly stand-out alumni whose accomplishments exemplify the breadth of the College’s programs and how far-reaching its impact has become. We are proud of what they have achieved and are honored to have them as members of our College family.”

The 2020 CAS Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

Distinguished Undergraduate Alumna of the Year
 Karen Youdelman (FSM ’65)
Distinguished Graduate Alumnus of the Year
 Antony E. Champ, (GRS ’63, chemistry)
Distinguished Young Alumna of the Year
 Aishwarya Arjunan (CWR ’10)
Distinguished Service Alumni of the Year
 Members of the Class of 1970

Learn more about the 2020 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards