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ALUMNI AWARDS

TFAS Alumni Awards recognize the distinguished accomplishments of our alumni and commend their dedication and service to TFAS.

hartaward2011(l. - r.) Ron Hart (ICPES 81) is presented with the 2011 Kevin Burket Alumni Service Award by TFAS President Roger Ream (ICPES 76) during the 44th Anniversary Annual Conference.

The criteria for each award is as follows:

The Kevin Burket Alumni Service Award

This annual award is given to an alumnus/a who has exemplified commitment to The Fund for American Studies by volunteering their time in an effort to enhance and further the mission of The Fund for American Studies. The recipient of this award has contributed greatly to increasing the value of TFAS programs and the principles imparted to our students.

Criteria:

  • The recipient must be an alumnus/a of at least one TFAS programs(s).
  • The recipient must volunteer a considerable amount of time to TFAS either by recruiting students for program participation, serving in the alumni mentoring program or providing internships for students.
  • The recipient has not previously received an award in this category.
  • The recipient must be able to attend the award ceremony.

Past recipients include:

 

Alumni Achievement Award

Frank Donatelli (ICPES 70) accepts his 2011 Alumni Achievement Award in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 2011.

The Alumni Achievement Award is given to an alumnus/a who has achieved considerable success in a professional field or endeavor. The recipient of this award has attained significant recognition in their career and embodies the values, ideals and potential of an alumnus/a of one of the TFAS programs. The recipients' accomplishments are exceptional and further the goals of The Fund for American Studies.

Criteria:

  • The recipient must be an alumnus/a of at least one TFAS program.
  • The recipient should have identifiable career accomplishments and/or excellence in their specific professional field or endeavor.
  • The recipient has not previously received an award in this category.
  • The recipient must be able to attend the award ceremony.

Past recipients include:

  • 2003: Clint Bolick (ICPES 78), Institute for Justice/Alliance for School Choice 
  • 2004: Hon. Eric Levinson (ICPES 88), N.C. Court of Appeals Judge
  • 2005: Kirby Wilbur (ICPES 73), Host of Morning Drive in Seattle
  • 2006: Kevin Kellems (IPJ 86), World Bank
  • 2008: New Jersey Rep. Mike Ferguson (ICPES 90)
  • 2009: Dan Branch (ICPES 77)
  • 2010: Jim Ritchie (ICPES 83)
  • 2011: Frank Donatelli (ICPES 70), McGuireWoods Consulting
  • 2012: Christopher Hull (ICPES 91)
  • 2013: Michael Caslin III (ICPES 78)

 

Young Alumnus Award

(l.-r.) Lauren Crawford (ICPES 04) and Paul Glader (IPJ 99, AIPES 00) accept alumni awards during the 44th Anniversary Annual Conference. Crawford received the 2011 Young Alumni Award, and Glader accepted the 2011 Chapter of the Year Award as the TFAS New York Chapter president.

The Young Alumnus Award is given to an alumnus/a who is 30 years of age or younger and has shown great promise in their professional field and/or volunteered considerable time to TFAS or community service.  The recipient of this award embodies the values, ideals and potential of an alumnus/a of one of the TFAS programs.

Criteria:

  • The recipient must be an alumnus/a of at least one TFAS program(s).
  • The recipient must be 30 years of age or younger.
  • The recipient should show great promise or have identifiable accomplishments in their chosen profession or has exemplified commitment to the Fund through fund raising, recruitment of students, or volunteering their time to further the mission of the organization.
  • The recipient must be able to attend the award ceremony.

Past recipients include:

  • 2007: Mercedes Stephenson (IPJ 02), The Underground Royal Commission Investigates
  • 2008: Will Weatherford (IBGA 2), Florida State Legislature Representative
  • 2009: Alissa Swango (IPJ 00, IIPES 02)
  • 2010: Mary Ellen Burke (IPJ 05)
  • 2011: Lauren Crawford (ICPES 04), Locust Street Group 
  • 2012: Jessica Taylpr (IPJ 05)
  • 2013: Rodney Hughes (ICPES 04, IIPES 05)

 

Chapter of the Year Award

(r.-l.) Vice President of International and Alumni Programs Michelle Le (IPJ 95, AIPES 96) presents TFAS Serbia Chapter President Andrijana Vojnovic (IIPES 06) with the 2010 Chapter of the Year award.

The Chapter of the Year Award is given annually to a TFAS alumni chapter that has demonstrated extraordinary initiative and innovation in bringing area alumni together.  This is the first TFAS award that will be awarded to a group rather than an individual and as such will place a special emphasis on teamwork. 

Criteria:

  • The recipient must be an alumni chapter recognized by TFAS.
  • An officer of the chapter must be able to attend the award ceremony.
  • The chapter must be able to have shown innovation and initiative in one or more of the following areas:  programming, recruiting new students, engaging area alumni, and fundraising.

Past recipients include:

  • 2007: Croatia Alumni Chapter
  • 2008: Los Angeles Alumni Chapter
  • 2009: Washington, D.C. Chapter
  • 2010: TFAS Serbia
  • 2011: TFAS New York
  • 2012: TFAS Atlanta
 

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