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Distinguished Alumnus/a Award

Peabody College annually presents an outstanding alumni with the Peabody Distinguished Alumnus/a Award. Nominees will have made significant contributions and achievements in his/her chosen field. These contributions should be of considerable impact exemplified by national or international recognition. Nominations are due by mid-November and an honoree is selected by a Peabody faculty committee by December. The award is presented by the Dean during Commencement ceremonies in May.

If you wish to nominate an alumnus/a deserving of the award, please complete the online nomination form. Please note all nominations will be active for three years in order to provide each nominee extended consideration.

If you have questions or would like to submit a nomination through the mail, please email the Peabody Development and Alumni Relations Office at peabodyalumni@vanderbilt.edu or call (615) 322-8500.

Peabody Distinguished Alumni


2017
2017 Mel Chin '75

2016
Lenora Peters Gant M.S. '76

2015
Shirley Collado '94

2014
Jerry Parr '62

2013
Robert Bruininks Ph.D. '68

2012
Donald Stedman Ph.D. '62

2010
Tommie Morton-Young M.A. '55

2009
William Troutt Ph.D. '78

2008
Terry B. Grier Ed.D. '83

2007
Melvyn I. Semmel Ed.D. '63

2006
Christopher Jeffrey Barbic '92

2005
Arthur Jerry Benson M.A. '73, Ph. D. '76

2004
O.L. Davis Ph.D. '58

2003
Harold Dean Propst M.A. '59, Ph. D. '64

2002
Chong Moon Lee M.A. '59

2001
Rune Simeonsson M.A. '68, Ph. D. '71

2000
Imogene Forte '55, M.A. '60
Logan Wright M.A. '62, Ph. D. '64

1999
Charles Allen M.A. '67

1998
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola M.S. '83, Ph. D.'86

1997
Tipper Gore M.A. '76

1996
Hal Ramer '47

1995
Diane Bricker Ph.D. '70

1994
Howard Warf M.A. '59

1993
Charles Smith M.A. '66, Ph.D. '76

1992
Jack Allen M.A. '38, Ph.D. '41

1991
Walter Washington Ed.S. '58

1990
Young Shik Kim M.A. '65, Ph.D. '68

1989
Alfred Baumeister M.A. '59, Ph.D. '61

1988
Natalie Barraga Ed.D. '63

1987
E. Bruce Heilman '51, M.A. '52, Ph. D. '61

1986
Phillip Bacon M.A. '51, Ed.D. '55

1985
William M. Alexander M.A. '36

1984
Susan Gray M.A. '39, Ph.D. '41

1983
Christine Coe '27

1982
Edward Boling Ed.D. '61