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Alumni Profile

Alumni Achivement Awards

Each year the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences asks its 120,000 alumni to bring forward the names of individuals who they believe best exemplify a liberal arts education. From these nominations, the college's Alumni Association selects a handful to be recognized for their outstanding achievements. As always, they are a remarkable lot. We proudly present this year's recipients.


Joseph LaPalombara

Who Wouldn't Be Proud

Alumnus is quintessential American success story.


Chapin Rose

Setting a Clear Agenda

This newcomer to politics believes the legislative process can work for the greater good.


Fakhri Bazzaz

Planting a Vision

This biologist has an uncanny ability to predict the future of ecology.


John Micetich

Completing the Circle

This alumnus returns to campus every teach about finances and generosity.

By Holly Korab and Kate Skozinski
Fall 2003