During alumni fall weekend, the Brown Alumni Association handed out awards at the Alumni Recognition Ceremony on September 24. Jaykumar A. Menon ’90, who received the William Rogers Award, spoke for many when he said he'd acquired at Brown a willingness to ask: “Why don’t we do this another way?”
William Rogers AwardConsidered the BAA’s highest honor, this award goes to an alum whose service to society embodies the life “of usefulness and reputation” called for in the Brown Charter. This year’s recipient, Jaykumar A. Menon ’90, is an award-winning international human rights lawyer, social entrepreneur, and teacher whose latest initiative, the Open Source Pharma project, aims to provide affordable medicine throughout the world by establishing a global open-source pharmaceutical ecosystem. As an attorney, he won a $4 billion judgment on behalf of victims of the Bosnian genocide.
Joseph M. Fernandez ’85 Award
Given in memory of the late BAA president, this award recognizes a commitment to diversity and collaboration with the University community.
Javette Pinkney Laremont ’80
H. Anthony Ittleson ’60 Award
For extraordinary volunteer leadership in raising money for the Brown Annual Fund
Todd A. Fisher ’87
Nancy Fuld Neff ’76