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Distinguished Alumni Award

The Pin

Designed and cast in 2010, the Distinguished Alumni Award pin was created to honor Wake Forest alumni who have received the highest honor of the Alumni Association. Given only to Distinguished Alumni Award honorees, this exclusive pin signifies our pride in these alumni whose lives reflect the spirit of Pro Humanitate.

About the award

Each year the Wake Forest University Alumni Association presents awards to alumni whose achievements and recognition have reflected honor on their alma mater. There are several criteria for selection: alumnus/alumna who embodies the values and core principals of the University and has demonstrated extraordinary service to the University, their field, humanity, or society.

This year’s recipients

The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards were conferred on Friday, April 11. This year’s recipients are Karen Bruton (MBA ’84), Norman “Norm” B. Kellum, Jr. (’59, JD ’65, P ’96), and James “Jim” T. Williams, Jr. (’62, JD ’66, P ’89, P ’92).

View the tribute videos for the 2014 award winners »

Previous award winners

View the complete list of Distinguished Alumni award winners »

Nominations

Nominations are accepted from members of the Wake Forest community. The Executive Committee and the Volunteer Identification Committees of the Alumni Council, representing the Wake Forest Alumni Association, will suggest a list of finalists. These names will be reviewed and invitations will be extended to a small number of alumni each year.

Distinguished Alumni Nomination form »