Alumni Professional Achievement Awards

Career Month Opening Celebration

Cost: Free
Registration Required


Please join us for the Alumni Professional Achievement Awards and Career Month Opening Celebration.
The Professional Achievement Awards honor alumni whose achievements in their vocational fields have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the University, and real benefit to their communities.

7:30 p.m. Registration and reception
8:30 p.m. Awards presentation and program
9:30 p.m. Networking reception and cocktail buffet

Elizabeth Smith, AM’71, is a Massachusetts based recipient who, during the 26 years she spent as executive director of the Hyams Foundation, provided leadership to numerous major initiatives in Boston in the areas of affordable housing, community development, childcare, after-school care, immigrant services, and organizational diversity. Under her leadership, the Hyams Foundation became a major player in the fight for racial justice and equality in Boston and Chelsea, adopting an aggressive strategic plan in 2015 that clearly places racial justice and diversity at the heart of its funding and other activities. This plan, in many ways, is a culmination of Beth’s vision for the foundation and the community in which it operates.

The other 2016 Professional Achievement Award recipients include:

Lawrence M. Friedman, AB’48, JD’51, LLM’53
Professor, Stanford Law School

Gary Haugen, JD’91
CEO, International Justice Mission

Gordon M. Quinn, AB’65
Artistic Director and Founder, Kartemquin Films

Eugene Van Scott, SB’45, MD’48
Founder, NeoStrata Company (in absentia)

The Alumni Association is pleased to present this event at no charge for alumni and friends.
Event Contact
Theresa Voigt
theresavoigt@uchicago.edu

Staff Liaison

alumniclubs@uchicago.edu
+1.773.702.8955