The UAB National Alumni Society Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes and honors a graduate of UAB who has made significant contributions to the Society and whose accomplishments and career have brought great credit to The University of Alabama at Birmingham. The honoree must hold an earned degree or certificate from UAB, be a member in good standing of the UAB National Alumni Society, and have demonstrated a continuing interest in UAB.
The recipient for the award is selected by the Board of Directors of the UAB National Alumni Society based on recommendations and nominations from the UAB administration, members of the National Alumni Society, and other groups associated with UAB.
Past Recipients of the UAB National Alumni Society Distinguished Alumnus Award
1991—Lawrence J. DeLucas, O.D., Ph.D.
1992—Richard M. Scrushy
1993—Helene Griffin Robertson
1994—William L. Roper, M.D.
1995—James H. Woodward, Ph.D.
1996—Kenneth L. Jackson
1997—Charles A. McCallum, D.M.D., M.D.
1998—Martha Warren Bidez, Ph.D.
1999—Jean A. Jacobs Kelley, Ed.D.
2000—Robert C. Chapman
2001—Tommie G. Cummings
2002—Michael S. Stephens
2003—Gail H. Cassell, Ph.D.
2004—Marie L. O’Koren, Ed.D.
2005—Mary Lynne Capilouto, D.M.D.
2006—Albert J. Tully, Jr., M.D.
2007—Ray L. Watts, M.D.
2009—Linda C. Lucas, Ph.D.
2010—Marquita Davis, Ph.D.
2011—Ann Harper Arrasmith
2012—Phyllis Norton DePiano
2013—Kathryn B. Freeland
2014—Lee Price, Major General (U.S. Army, Retired)