The Association of Southwestern University Alumni

Alumni Awards

Every year during Homecoming, the Southwestern University Alumni Association honors members of the Southwestern community who exemplify the Core Values of the University and the mission of The Association

2015 Award Recipients

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    Since 2013, F. Fleming Crim ’69 has been the Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he leads a staff of 160 and has an annual budget of $1.3 billion. MPS supports core research in astronomy, chemistry, physics, material science and mathematics; in his role, Crim oversees policy decisions for some of the most fundamental and creative science efforts in the United States.
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    After earning his Ph.D. in pharmacology, Thomas Herzig ’84 chose a career in the Navy. Advancing in rank throughout the years, he was recently promoted to the high ranking officer position of Captain. Friends share that he has a depth and breadth of knowledge in medical research and business that is matched by few.
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    A gifted cellist, Megan McCarty ’09 distinguished herself as a Southwestern music major by winning the University’s concerto competition, working as special musicological assistant for a series of performances organized through a Mellon Integrated Scholarly Community grant, and becoming the first scholar to recognize the existence of a song cycle by Franz Liszt (1811-1886).
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    Rev. Milton Jordan ’62 has spent his life not only teaching his children the Golden Rule, but also being a living example of “treating others as we would wish to be treated ourselves.” A tireless advocate for those less fortunate, Jordan is calm and non-confrontational in his efforts to help others and has inspired many to treat all people with fairness and respect.
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    Humanity benefits greatly from her contributions to the well-being of the animal kingdom. The global perspective Stephanie Braccini Slade ’02 has achieved through her work with primates allows her to see—and share with others—that humans aren’t the only part of humanity; that human and animal lives are connected, influencing and relying on one another.
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    “I have never heard a bad word about him; he is as good as they come,” says a faculty colleague of Hal Haskell, who has been a professor of classics at Southwestern for more than 30 years.