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School’s Alumni and Faculty Honored with Four 2009 UM Alumni Association Awards

February 26, 2009
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The University of Miami Alumni Association (UMAA) has named three School of Business alumni and one faculty member as the recipients of its 2009 UMAA Alumni Awards. The UMAA awards program seeks out alumni who have been successful in their field or have made a significant impact through community service. The awards also recognize individuals and groups who have been actively involved with the University or Alumni Association during the year.Mort Guilford

Mort Guilford (BBA ’51, JD ’56) will recieve the Henry King Stanford Alumnus of the Year Award, which is presented to an alumnus who has rendered continued exemplary service to the University. Guilford has offered decades of support and service to the University and the School of Business.  He is a member of Iron Arrow and the President’s Council. He is also a former UM trustee, a past president of the UM Alumni Association, and a former board member of the Jackson Health System Public Health Trust. Guilford was also a longstanding member of the UM Citizens Board where he served for 17 years (1986-2003).

Wayne ChaplinWayne Chaplin (BBA ’79, JD ’82) is the recipient of the Green Award for Outstanding Fundraiser. The award is presented to an alumnus who has demonstrated superior leadership and involvement in the fundraising activities of the University. Chaplin, along with Hilarie Bass (JD ’81) have been honored this year for their efforts in leading the School of Law Momentum campaign. Their efforts helped the School of Law exceed its campaign goal by an impressive amount.

Thomas AdamsThomas Adams (BBA’57) was named the recipient of this year’s Orange Award for Outstanding Service, which is presented annually to an individual who has participated in and supported the activities of the University and the UMAA in an outstanding manner. Adams is being recognized for his leadership and involvement over the years through his membership on the President’s Council and President’s Circle, participation as a reunion leader, service to the School of Business Administration, and generous financial contributions to various University concentrations including athletics, alumni relations, and the Otto G. Richter Library.

Anita CavaAnita Cava,  associate professor of business law, director of the School’s Business Ethics Programs, and co-director of UM Ethics Programs, is the recipient of the Inside Out Award. The award is presented to a member of the University administration, faculty, or staff who is “working on the inside helping to bring those on the outside who used to be inside but are now outside back inside.” Cava is being honored for her work with UM Ethics Programs. Since 2006, the Ethics Film Series has brought hundreds of alumni back to campus to engage in civic discussions with professors and students.

Recipients of the 2009 UMAA Alumni Awards will be honored at a reception on April 30 at 6:00 p.m. in Storer Auditorium. Read more about the awards on the alumni Web site.
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