CU-Boulder Alumni Association To Present Highest Honors On May 8

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 19, 2001 The CU-Boulder Alumni Association will present eight members of the university community with its highest honors during the 71st annual Alumni Awards on May 8. The awards ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in Old Main and is free and open to the public. The 2001 George Norlin Award honoring distinguished alumni for lifetime achievement and a devotion to the betterment of society will be presented to John Farrington. The physician, who has bachelor’s and medical degrees from CU, served his native Boulder for more than 50 years as a compassionate and committed internist and was instrumental in the growth of Boulder Community Hospital. Three faculty and staff members will receive Robert Stearns Awards for extraordinary achievement and service to the university:o Jean Delaney, an alumna who has demonstrated superb leadership and management skills, has served on the CU-Boulder staff for 28 years as director of the Office of International Education, vice chancellor of student affairs and currently manages a program to improve student services.o Dennis Jackson, a member of the music faculty since 1971, is a highly respected voice teacher who has trained world-renowned singers and thousands of other CU students in opera and lyric theater. He also has taught the love of music to alumni and children through various outreach programs he has created.o Richard Jessor, a CU faculty member with the Institute of Behavioral Science for 50 years, has garnered an international reputation for his sophisticated, groundbreaking research in problem behavior theory, notably in alcohol and drug abuse. His colleagues consider him a role model as an exemplary faculty member. Bruce Benson of Denver and Jeanne Manning of Boulder will receive Alumni Recognition Awards for their service to CU. Benson is a significant donor to the university and chairs CU’s current fund-raising campaign. Manning has volunteered for CU since 1964, notably with the Graduate School Advisory Council and the Center for the Humanities and the Arts. State Rep. Gayle Berry of Grand Junction will receive the 2001 Legislative Recognition Award for her efforts on behalf of higher education in Colorado as a member of the Joint Budget Committee. Steve Taniguchi of Boulder will earn the Board of Directors Award for his eight years of dedicated service to the Alumni Association as a board member and chair of the board from 1997 to 1999. For reservations to the awards ceremony please contact Nancy Rasmussen at (303) 492-2722 or 1-800-492-7743 or e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

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