Alumni Awards Ceremony
More than 400 alumni, parents, and University friends joined the UM Alumni Association on Thursday, April 18, 2013, in the Newman Alumni Center, to celebrate our nine distinguished award recipients and three honorary alumni at the 2013 Alumni Awards Ceremony. The evening was truly a memorable night and we look forward to the next ceremony in 2015!
Edward T. Foote II Alumnus of Distinction
"personal or professional achievements that bring honor and recognition to the University of Miami"
Dwayne Johnson, B.G.S. '95
Henry King Stanford Alumnus of the Year
"continued exemplary service to the University of Miami"
Barbara Hecht Havenick, J.D. '75, A.B. '72
President and CEO, Flagler Greyhound Track and Magic City Casino
General Partner, Hecht Properties, Ltd.
William R. Butler Community Service Award
"exemplary volunteer service to the community where the alumnus or alumna resides"
Frederic Guerrier, M.D. '81
Physician, Roser Park Medical Center
Inside Out Award
“presented to a member of the UM administration, faculty or staff who historically is working on the inside helping to bring those on the outside who used to be inside but are now outside back inside”
Thomas J. LeBlanc
Executive Vice President and Provost, University of Miami
Orange: Outstanding Service
"participated and supported the activities of the University of Miami Alumni Association in an outstanding manner"
Stuart Ellison, B.B.A. '70
Commodity Trader, Retired
Green: Outstanding Fundraiser
"superior leadership to and involvement with the Annual Fund and/or other development activities"
Ann Broad Bussel, A.B. ’55
White: Outstanding Affiliate Group
"affiliate group or member of an affiliate group for dedicated service in promoting the welfare of the University of Miami"
College of Engineering Alumni Association
Outstanding Young Alumnus
"graduate in the last ten years who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the University of Miami"
Spencer Weinkle, B.S.C. '07
Director, Strategic Partnerships, CBS Radio Altitude Group
Students of Distinction
"for bringing honor and recognition to the University of Miami through outstanding personal achievement"
Jacqueline Landes, B.S.Ed. '13
Co-Founder, Wendy Walk
Chairman and CEO, ThinkLAB Ventures
Broadcast Analyst, NFL on Fox
Ambassador at Large, Florida Atlantic University