Honoring service to Duke and beyond

Each year, we honor a handful of individuals who embody the spirit of Forever Duke and advance the Duke ideal of knowledge in service to society. These awards give us the opportunity to showcase a few of the extraordinary members of the Duke family and say thanks for their effort and dedication to Duke. Many Duke Alumni awards are presented during Homecoming weekend each year, except for the Distinguished Alumni Award and Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award presented at the annual Founders’ Day convocation.

Nominations for 2023 open through November 19!

Distinguished Alumni Award

Established in 1983 by the Duke Alumni Board of Directors, the Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest award we present. It is awarded to alumni who have distinguished themselves by the contributions they have made in their own particular fields or professions, in service to Duke University and to the betterment of humanity.

2022 Recipient:

Michael Marsicano ’77, M.Ed.’78, Ph.D.’82, P’13

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Charles A. Dukes Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service

This award recognizes alumni volunteers who serve in Duke leadership roles and have devoted themselves to extraordinary, long-term efforts that help Duke further its mission.

2022 Recipients:

Sanders Adu ’94
Mami Hidaka ’88
Aruna Inalsingh M.B.A.’95
Anna Gunnarsson Pfeiffer ’77, P’08, P’10, P’12, P’15
Laura Meyer Wellman ’73, P’11

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Beyond Duke Service and Leadership Award

This award was inaugurated in 2014 to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves through service to their community, their country or to society at large. Awards are given in three categories: Young Alumni, Local Community and Global Community.

2022 Recipients:

Ari Ackerman ’93
John Dear ’81
Reuben Ogbonna ’12
Steven Powell M.S.N.’19
Kristin Schroeder ’01, HS’16

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Forever Duke Award

Presented for the first time in 2009, this award recognizes alumni for excellent recent volunteer service to Duke, Duke Alumni, and other alumni groups.

2022 Recipients:

Individual Awardees:

Scott Barton ’87, P’17
Christine Proud Doeg ’87
Ricardo Duque M.B.A.’06
Sara Cohen Fidler ’97
Claire Florian ’09
Jodi Berlin Ganz ’94, P’25
Bree Jordan Hailemariam ’14
Valecia Maclin B.S.E.’92
Page Murray ’85
Mary Ruppe Nash ’87, P’26
Dave Pahren B.S.’85, P’21, P’25
Laurinda Rainey ’03, M.B.A.’08
Sue Schwartz Rose ’94, P’09
Steve Rosner B.S.E.E.’83, P’18
Neil Roth ’87, M.D.’91, P’21, P’22, P’25
Barry Safier B.S.E.’91
Virginia Shannon ’88, P’21, P’24
Karen Rosner Shapiro ’88, P’19, P’21
Julien Steinberg LL.M.’11
John Tolsma ’95
Alison Vasan M.D.’16
David Williams D.P.T.’11
Charlie Wright ’78
May Zhou M.S.N.’14

Group Awardees:    

Group 1: DukeNY Career Conversations
Mami Hidaka ’88
Spencer Levy ’20
Philip McKenzie M.B.A.’99
Leighanne Oh B.S.E.’15, M.S.’17
Patricia Parada M.Eng.M.’17
Dana Gottlieb Roffman ’88, P’23
Catalina Villegas ’17

Group 2: Duke Peloton
Jessica Serell Erenbaum ’86, P’21
Nick Superina ’03  

Group 3: Service to The Graduate School
Mike Hunnicutt ’80, Ph.D.’84, P’15
Sally Hunnicutt ’83, P’15

Group 4: DukeED
Marta Perez Drake ’92
Susanne Nobles ’93

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Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

Sponsored by Duke Alumni Engagement and Development for more than three decades, this student-selected award honors a Duke professor who has excelled as a teacher, advisor and leader of undergraduate students.

Yue Jiang Duke alum class of 122021-2022 Recipient: Yue Jiang, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Statistical Science

Yue Jiang ’12 is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Statistical Science at Duke University. He joined the faculty in January 2020 after finishing his Ph.D. in Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina but has always been a Duke fan at heart, having graduated with degrees in Statistics (B.S.) and Earth and Ocean Sciences (B.A.). His applied research collaborations broadly deal with health outcomes research in gastroenterology and hepatology.

On campus, Yue teaches a number of statistical science courses and also collaborates with the medical school with respect to statistical education and quantitative literacy. He enjoys working with undergraduates in small-group and one-on-one mentored research experiences, and is also involved in various aspects of the undergraduate experience, with a particular interest in issues surrounding academic integrity.

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Forever Duke Student Leadership Award

The Forever Duke Student Leadership award is a new award recognizing students who embody the “Forever Duke” spirit in their service to the university.

2022 Forever Duke Student Leadership Award Winners:

Martha Aboagye ’22, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Bates Crawford ’22, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Shreyas Hegde M S. ’21 Ph.D. ’21, The Graduate School
Richard Hollenbach III M.S. ’21 Ph.D. ’21, The Graduate School
Cameron Jarnot ’22, Pratt School of Engineering
Eric Juarez A.M. ’21, The Graduate School
Ahmad Khan ’22, Pratt School of Engineering
Caroline Kincaid ’22, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Lyndon Lee ’22, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Philip Liu ’22, Pratt School of Engineering
Meghna Mahadevan ’22, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Nikki Mahendru ’22, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Amaranta Manrique de Lara y Ramirez A.M. ’21, The Graduate School
Katelyn Mehling Ice A.M. ’20, The Graduate School
Karina Moreno Bueno ’21, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Kirsten Overdahl Ph.D. ’21, The Graduate School
Nigel Sapp ’22, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Eden Schumer ’22, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Hananiel Setiawan Ph.D. ’22, The Graduate School
Ysanne Spence ’22, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

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The Graduate School Few-Glasson Alumni Society

The Few-Glasson Alumni Society, created in 2016, honors Duke graduates who have distinguished themselves through their career accomplishments, the potential of their current endeavors, or their support of graduate education and students at Duke.

Candidates for the society are nominated by members of the Duke community. The society is named for the first president of Duke University—William Preston Few—and William Henry Glasson, the first dean of The Graduate School.

2022 Few-Glasson Alumni Inductees:

Ayşe Gül Altınay Ph.D.’01
Sheila Patek Ph.D.’01
Steven Spoel Ph.D.’08

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