Alumni Recognition, GAA Awards
The medals have been awarded since 1978 to alumni and others who have provided outstanding service to the association or the University.
The GAA’s Distinguished Service Medal citations are read to the audience at the Annual Alumni Luncheon and then presented as a keepsake to the recipients.
Min Yang ’15 has been selected for the Schwarzman Scholars program, an elite China-based scholarship modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship.
Alumni Alston Gardner, Sheldon Peck, Sallie Shuping-Russell and John Townsend have been honored with the William Richardson Davie Award, the UNC trustees’ highest honor for service.
2017 Distinguished Young Alumni Award Citation
The Lasker Award winner’s discoveries about “the brain of the cell” could lead to breakthroughs against such life-threatening diseases as cancer and diabetes as well those brought on by aging.