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Distinguished Alumni

Many UConn alumni help to bring the University to a new level through their innovative work and loyal support. The University of Connecticut Alumni Association has established numerous awards recognizing such outstanding contributions and achievements that play an important part in serving the University community. The following alumni were honored by the University of Connecticut Alumni Association in 2012:

Alumni Association Service Award

Presented to an alumnus who has consistently provided exemplary service to the University community, enhancing the stature, success and well being of the University of Connecticut Alumni Association. Community service and professional accomplishments are considered. The honoree's extraordinary interest in the University, demonstrated through dedicated volunteer service, should be an inspiration to the campus community.

2012 Award Recipient: John Driscoll, '81

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award originated in 1956 for the purpose of providing recognition for the outstanding professional, personal and civic achievements of men and women who are former students of the University of Connecticut. Excellence in these areas brings pride and distinction to the University.

2012 Award Recipient: Joette Katz '77

University Service Award

This award honors alumni, faculty, staff and friends whose volunteer efforts (or those efforts above and beyond the duties of a paid position) have enriched the depth and stature of UConn.

2012 Award Recipient: Timothy Holt, '75

Humanitarian Award

Established in 2005, the Humanitarian Award is awarded to honor alumni who have made outstanding contributions to humanity.

2012 Award Recipient: Yvon Alexandre, '82

Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.)

This award was established in 1999 to recognize the outstanding service and accomplishments of an exceptional young alumna/alumnus of the University of Connecticut. For the purposes of this award an alumna/alumnus is any person whose class graduated from the University of Connecticut during the previous decade. Areas of service may include professional, personal, civic and/or service to UConn. This individual's achievements bring inspiration to young alumni, their peers and current undergraduate students.

2012 Award Recipients: Faisal Hossain, '04 & Lauren Aleksunes '00, '02, '06

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