2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony

For the first time, the UM Alumni Association will take the traditionally Coral Gables hosted Alumni Awards Ceremony on the road to Los Angeles, California. As part of our strategic planning process, alumni survey responses indicated a greater desire for regional programming and global recognition of alumni volunteers and leaders. Thus, the UM Alumni Association will honor alumni from the states of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington at this year’s ceremony hosted in Beverly Hills, California.

Save the Date:
2015 Regional Alumni Awards Ceremony
Friday, June 5, 2015
Beverly Hills, California
Special invitation event

Submit nominations for qualified individuals for each of our specific alumni awards using the online form.

The Alumni Awards Ceremony will be part of a comprehensive weekend of programming for alumni including the 'Canes Film Showcase, exclusive backstage tours, and other planned events.

We hope you will join us on the road!

Coming Atractions

Edward T. Foote II Alumnus of Distinction

"personal or professional achievements that bring honor and recognition to the University of Miami"

Award Description | Previous Recipients

Dwayne Johnson, B.G.S. '95

Dwayne Johnson


Henry King Stanford Alumnus of the Year

"continued exemplary service to the University of Miami"

Award Description | Previous Recipients

Barbara Hecht Havenick, J.D. '75, A.B. '72
President and CEO, Flagler Greyhound Track and Magic City Casino
General Partner, Hecht Properties, Ltd.

Barbara Hecht Havenick


William R. Butler Community Service Award

"exemplary volunteer service to the community where the alumnus or alumna resides"

Award Description | Previous Recipients

Frederic Guerrier, M.D. '81
Physician, Roser Park Medical Center

Frederic Guerrier


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”

Award Description | Previous Recipients

Thomas J. LeBlanc
Executive Vice President and Provost, University of Miami

Thomas J. LeBlanc


Orange: Outstanding Service

"participated and supported the activities of the University of Miami Alumni Association in an outstanding manner"

Award Description | Previous Recipients

Stuart Ellison, B.B.A. '70
Commodity Trader, Retired

Ann Stuart Ellison


Green: Outstanding Fundraiser

"superior leadership to and involvement with the Annual Fund and/or other development activities"

Award Description | Previous Recipients

Ann Broad Bussel, A.B. ’55

Ann Broad Bussel


White: Outstanding Affiliate Group

"affiliate group or member of an affiliate group for dedicated service in promoting the welfare of the University of Miami"

Award Description | Previous Recipients

College of Engineering Alumni Association

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"

Award Description | Previous Recipients

Spencer Weinkle, B.S.C. '07
Director, Strategic Partnerships, CBS Radio Altitude Group

Spencer Weinkle


Students of Distinction

"for bringing honor and recognition to the University of Miami through outstanding personal achievement"

Award Description | Previous Recipients

Jacqueline Landes, B.S.Ed. '13
Co-Founder, Wendy Walk

Jacqueline Landes


Honorary Alumni

Leonard Abess
Chairman and CEO, ThinkLAB Ventures

Jimmy Johnson
Broadcast Analyst, NFL on Fox

Howard Schnellenberger
Ambassador at Large, Florida Atlantic University


For more information, contact:
Erica Arroyo,
B.S.C. '03, M.A.L.S. '08,
Sr. Director, Alumni Programs