Alumni Awards


Each year, Williams honors members of the college for outstanding accomplishment and service. Bicentennial Medals, honoring distinguished achievement, are awarded in September’s Convocation exercises. Copeland, Ephraim Williams, Kellogg, Rogerson, and Thurston awards are bestowed at the annual meeting of the Society of Alumni, and Joseph’s Coat is awarded at a special Reunion Weekend luncheon. Extraordinary recognition for extraordinary people. Learn more about them all on this site.

And congratulations to our 2015 Bicentennial Medalists!

This year’s recipients are:

  • Jonathan Fielding ’64
    Former Director/Health Officer of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
  • Hernando Garzon ’84
    Director of Kaiser Permanente Emergency Management and medical director for Relief International.
  • Claudia Rankine ’86
    Poet who has stormed the national stage recently with her latest book, Citizen: An American Lyric.
  • Michael Curtin ’86
    CEO of D.C. Central Kitchen, a non-profit focused on using food to fight poverty, hunger, and poor health.
  • Kristin Forbes ’92
    Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Global Economics at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.