As alumni returned to campus during the last weekend of September to celebrate the University’s 250th anniversary, the Brown Alumni Association (BAA), joined by President Paxson, gave out its thirty-first batch of annual awards, recognizing alums for giving back to the world and to Brown.
William Rogers Award
Considered the BAA's highest honor, this award is given to a graduate who best embodies the Brown Charter's admonition to lead a life of "usefulness and reputation." Hill Harper ’88, this year's recipient, is not only an award-winning actor (CSI:NY), but a popular author and philanthropist.His four nonfiction books are aimed at supporting and inspiring prisoners and disadvantaged youth to also lead useful and reputable lives.
H. Anthony Ittleson ’60 Award
For extraordinary leadership in raising money for the Brown Annual Fund.
David Granville-Smith ’89
Joseph M. Fernandez ’85 Award
Given in memory of the late BAA president, this award recognizes a commitment to diversity and collaboration within the University community.
Augustus A. White III ’57
Brown Bear Award
For a lifetime of outstanding volunteer service to Brown.
Susan A. Buffum ’74
Galen V. Henderson ’93 MD
Ralph F. Rosenberg ’86
Wendy J. Strothman ’72
Brown Annual Fund Gold Award
For fundraising success by graduates of the last decade.
Alexandra S. Scott ’04
Charlotte K. Steel ’09
Alumni Service Award
For distinguished volunteer service to Brown.
Lauren A Corrao ’83
Richard A. Williamson ’65
Nan Tracy ’46 Award
For distinguished service to his or her class.
Sidney E. Okashige ’67
Brown Annual Fund Class Participation Award
For the undergraduate class that achieves the highest participation in giving to the BAF.
Class of 1959
2014 Class of the Year Award
For the class that most effectively engages its members.
Class of 1974