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Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

Herman ViolaDr. Herman J. Viola, Arts ’60, Grad ’64
Falls Church, Va.

Herman is quite the adventurer, fitting for a curator emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution.

Professional Achievement Award

Jay RothmanJay O. Rothman, Arts ’82
Whitefish Bay, Wis.

Jay is truly a counselor, whether he’s leading Wisconsin’s largest law firm, Foley & Lardner LLP, or serving as chairman of the board of directors of Children’s Hospital and Health System.

A Person for Others Award

Richard ShadyacRichard C. Shadyac, Jr., Arts ’79
Memphis, Tenn.

Leading the top health care charity in the United States is a daunting, yet rewarding, task that Rick passionately embraces.

Young Alumnus of the Year Award

Seth GurgelSeth T. Gurgel, Arts ’02

A tireless advocate for Asia’s most vulnerable people, Seth is working to empower public interest law advocates across Asia and connect them with lawyers, law firms and corporate social responsibility programs who support their work.