The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington recently honored distinguished alumni, with honorees including past university department chairs, leaders in sports management and individuals who have been instrumental in policy development both domestically and abroad.
"We could not be more pleased to honor these exceptional alumni," Dean Mohammad Torabi said. "Their dedication and commitment in their chosen fields is a true inspiration to all of us, and we are thrilled to have them as part of the school's family."
The school has been presenting awards since 1976 to the most prestigious graduates, those who excel professionally and personally. Recipients this year are:
Anita Aldrich Distinguished Alumni Award
- Jerry Wilkerson, professor emerita and retired executive associate dean for the School of Public Health-Bloomington.
Early Career Alumni Award
- Brittany Hollingsworth, director of Women's Basketball Operations at the University of Albany-State University of New York
John R. Endwright Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
- Vicki Scott, resource specialist for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
Mobley International Distinguished Alumni Award
- Trevor Garrett, former chief executive of Charities Commission of New Zealand and current member of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism expert working group.
W.W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award
- Dale Evans, professor emeritus at California State University-Long Beach.
- George Taliaferro, former university administrator and retired player for the National Football League.
"Our 2013 alumni award recipients are some of the most distinguished and dedicated alumni," said Natalie Kubat, director of donor and alumni relations. "We are proud to be recognizing them and their accomplishments."
Each award winner received a plaque and was added to an honor wall at the School of Public Health-Bloomington.