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 2013 Bicentennial Medalists!

This year’s recipients are:

William R. Moomaw ’59 – Moomaw is a global thought leader on climate change and a lead author of the intergovernmental panel reports on this planetary threat that shared a Nobel Peace Prize.

John Sayles ’72 and Maggie Renzi ’73 – Pioneers of independent film, Maggie Renzi, producer, and John Sayles, screenwriter and director, have been making challenging movies together for over thirty years.

Michael S. Weiner ’83 – Executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, Weiner is a pivotal figure in collective bargaining and is highly respected by players, agents, and executives.

Douglas H. Shulman ’89 – Former IRS commissioner, who led technology innovation and breakthrough offshore tax enforcement, Shulman was also a financial industry regulator and a co-founder of Teach for America.

Mariam B. Naficy ’91 – A highly successful entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer, Naficy is now founding CEO of Minted, which sells work from emerging designers around the world.