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Our 2016 Recipients

Alumni Award of Honor

2016 Recipient:
Charles J. Baker III '80

The Alumni Award of Honor is the highest honor awarded by the College of Charleston Alumni Association. It is presented to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Association or to the College. This was formerly known as the Honorary Life Membership Award. Both alumni and friends of the College are eligible for this award. 

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Distinguished Alumna or Alumnus Award

2016 Recipient:
Michelle Asha Cooper '95

This award was established in 1983 to recognize those alumni who have made significant contributions to their professions or to their communities over a long period of time and thus reflecting very favorably on the College of Charleston.

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Alumna or Alumnus of the Year Award

2016 Recipient:
Evan Linder '04

This award recognizes the alumna or alumnus who has contributed significantly to his or her profession, to his or her community, or to the College during the past year.

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Alumna or Alumnus of the Year Award

2016 Recipient:
Joni Harvey McLeod '82

This award recognizes the alumna or alumnus who has contributed significantly to his or her profession, to his or her community, or to the College during the past year.

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Young Alumna or Alumnus Award

2016 Recipient:
Rebecca Shaw Whitener '06

This award recognizes an alumna or alumnus whose life has expressed the finest of CofC traditions through service to his or her community or profession. The recipient's class year must be within the past ten years.

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Howard F. Rudd, Jr. Business Person of the Year Award

2016 Recipient:
R. Keith Sauls '90

The Howard F. Rudd, Jr. Business Person of the Year Award recognizes a graduate who has made significant contributions as a business leader to industry or profession, community and alma mater, and who has exhibited great integrity in his or her business and personal life. The School of Business selects this award recipient.

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Pre-Medical Society's Outstanding Service Award in Medicine

2016 Recipient:
Rahul N. Mehra '83

This award is sponsored by the Alumni Association, the School of Sciences and Mathematics, and the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Society. The award recognizes a College of Charleston graduate whose practice of medicine, including dental, veterinary, and related medical sciences represents remarkable achievement, and who demonstrates an enduring commitment to the College and his or her community. The members of Alpha Epsilon Delta select the recipient.

Photos from the Alumni Awards Gala

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Looking back: 2016

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