University of Rochester

Advancement Awards

Arts, Sciences and Engineering

The oldest of the University’s seven academic units, Arts, Sciences and Engineering is home to the University’s principal educational programs – graduate and undergraduate – in the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences and engineering. It is comprised of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Dean’s Medal

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Established in 2008, the Dean’s Medal recognizes extraordinary service, philanthropy, and leadership to the School, and dedication and commitment that inspire others to take leadership roles at the University. Individuals, families, associations, corporations, or foundations may be recognized. It is among the highest honors given by the School. 

Distinguished Alumnus Award

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Established in 1984, the Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes graduates of Arts, Science, and Engineering whose exceptional professional achievements, contributions to their chosen field, and service to their alma mater have brought honor to themselves and to the University of Rochester.

James S. Armstrong Alumni Service Award

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Established in 1990, the James S. Armstrong Alumni Service Award is presented to an alumnus in recognition of outstanding and extraordinary service, leadership, loyalty, commitment, and significant contribution to the University in broad and varied roles.

The award honors James S. Armstrong ’54, ’65 (MA) who served the University from 1976 to 1987 as director of alumni relations.

John N. Wilder Award

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Established in 2008, the John N. Wilder Award honors an individual, family, association, corporation, or foundation whose philanthropy inspires others in support of an “Ever Better” University of Rochester. The award is named for John Wilder, first president (chairman) of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Arts, Sciences and Engineering Recipients