Awards and Honors:


The George Arents Pioneer Medal

The George Arents Pioneer Medal is named for George Arents, former chairman of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees. In 1939 Arents endowed a fund to provide for the Arents Pioneer Medals to be awarded annually. Alumni of the University are eligible for the award, based on excellence in their field of endeavor. Recipients of the award, which is the highest alumni honor the University bestows, are selected by the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

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October 4, 2013
Taye Diggs '93
Carole Swid Eisner '58
Henry Grethel '54
Sid Lerner '53
George Saunders G'88

November 8, 2012
Dennis P. Crowley '98
Thom Filicia '93
James Arthur (Art) Monk Sr. '80
Jane Werner Present '56

November 12, 2011
Joanne F. Alper '72
S. Richard Fedrizzi G'87
Oren R. Lyons '58, H'93
Sean C. O'Keefe G'78

October 15, 2010
Suzanne de Passe '68
Brian McLane '69
Bill Viola '73
Karen B. Winnick '68

October 2, 2009
Karen L. DeCrow L '72
Samuel V. Goekjian '52
Frank A. Langella '59
Donald G. McPherson '87
Joyce Carol Oates '60, H'00

September 19, 2008
Edwin N. London '49
Andrea Davis Pinkney '85
Daniel H. Present '55
Shirley Jackson '40 (Posthumous)

April 26, 2007
Lou Reed '64

October 26, 2006
Edwin L. "Ned" Rifkin '72

October 10, 2006
Richard Gluckman '70, G'71

June 3, 2006
Gerald B. Cramer '52
David M. Crane L'80
Ali Khalif Galaydh G'69, G'72
Kathrine V. Switzer '68, G'72

November 9, 2005
Albert Maysles '49

June 4, 2005
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. G'68
Nicholas M. Donofrio G'71
Joyce Hergenhan '63
Ted Koppel '60, H'82
Michael T. Tirico '88

June 5, 2004
Rev. Joseph C. Ehrmann, Jr. '73
Carole Wolfe Korngold '57
Chancellor Emeritus Kenneth A. Shaw H'04
Mary Ann Shaw H'04
Kenneth R. Sparks '56, G'61, G'64
Martin J. Whitman '49

June 7, 2003
Gil Cates '55, G'65
Nina V. Fedoroff '66
Ralph Ketcham G'56, H'99
Joseph O. Lampe '53, G'55

June 1, 2002
Roger S. Berkowitz '74
Walter H. Diamond '34
Warren Kimble '57
Roberta "Bobbie" C. Schofield '57, G'77
Marilyn Smith Swift Tennity '42

October 16, 2001
Aaron Sorkin '83

June 5, 2001
Bruce S. Fowle '60

June 2, 2001
Lansing G. Baker G'64, Ph.D '72
Walter D. Broadnax Ph.D. '75
Elsa Reichmanis '72, Ph.D.'75
Bob Costas '74

November 9, 2000
Robert B. Fagenson '70

October 20, 2000
Jim Boeheim '66 G '73

June 4, 2000
Renee Schine Crown '50
Antje Bultmann Lemke G'56
Charles V. Willie PhD '57

October 25, 1999
Lynn Ahrens '70

June 5, 1999
Bradley Anderson '51
Molly Corbett Broad '62
Bernie Wohl '51

June 1, 1998
M. Elizabeth Carnegie G'52
David Falk '72
Marty Glickman '39
Alan Rafkin '50

June 2, 1997
Irma Ginsberg Kalish '45
F. Story Musgrave '58
Arthur Rock '48
William L. Safire '49

June 1, 1996
Lt. Col. Eileen Collins '78
Ruth Johnson Colvin '59
Marshall Gelfand '50
Vanessa Williams '85

June 3, 1995
Dick Clark

June 4, 1994
Martin N. Bandier
David Bing
Joann Heffernan Heisen

June 5, 1993
George W. Campbell Jr.
Mary Schmidt Campbell
John A. Couri
Marvin K. Lender

June 6, 1992
Steve Kroft
Susan Penny
Robert Rigolosi
Anthony Y.C. Yeh

June 1, 1991
L. Ross Love
Joan Lines Oates
J. Robert Tomlinson

June 2, 1990
Diane Camper
Theresa Howard-Carter
Eleanor A. Ludwig
Albert Murray
Richard Pietrafesa

June 3, 1989
Peter Guber
Luise Kaish
John L. Martin

June 4, 1988
Candace Bahouth
Douglas D. Danforth
Robert Phillips
Peter W. Yenawine

June 6, 1987
George H. Babikian
Robin R. Burns
Anthony C. Chevins
William J. Smith

May 17, 1986
Robert A. Beck
Vincent H. Cohen
Michael 0. Sawyer

May 18, 1985
Senator Alfonse D'Amato
Richard Hayden
Betsey Johnson
Dick Stockton

May 19, 1984
H. Douglas Barclay
Mel Elfin
Robert Pietrafesa
Maxine B. Singer

May 14, 1983
Stella Biercuk Blum
William J. Brodsky
Sidney L. Krawitz
Hon. Tarky J. Lombardi

May 15, 1982
Dr. P. Gordon Gould
Eva Holmes Lee
Dr. George A. Sisson
Lewis Slingerland

May 16, 1981
Marcus A. Clements
Carlisle Floyd
Christian X. Kouray
Athena C. Kouray

May 17, 1980
Robert B. Menschel
Chester Soling
Lora S. Flanagan
James A. Britton

May 19, 1979
Louis F. Bantle
Charles E. Boddie
Gerald Stiller

May 20, 1978
Dorothy E. Rowe
Seymour Leslie
L. Douglas Meredith
Robert W. Cornell

May 19, 1977
Gerald J. Leider
Susan Reid Greene
Harry A. and Dorothy Wende Devlin

May 18, 1976
Nancy Harvey Steorts
Floyd D. Little
Lee J. Topp

May 31, 1975
Horace J. Landry
Rosemary S. Nesbitt
Lawrence R. White

June 1, 1974
Phyllis Hickman Demong
Raymond T. Schuler
Demetria M. Taylor

June 1, 1973
Arthur J. Barry
Marjorie Reeve Elliott
Howard F. Miller

June 3, 1972
Elizabeth Barstow Alton
Albert W. Brown
Kenneth E. Buhrmaster

June 5, 1971
Martine Burdick Clayton
John D. MacDonald
Bernard M. Singer

June 6, 1970
Louis R. Bruce
Julie Chase Fuller
John A. Olver

June 7, 1969
Franklyn S. Barry
Donald S. MacNaughton
Cornelia T. Snell

June 1, 1968
Robert W. Cutler
Delmont K. Pfeffer
Dr. Madeline J. Thornton

June 3, 1967
Jean DuBois Galkin
Sheldon Leonard
Joseph H. Murphy

June 4, 1966
James F. Bunting
Helen R. Hagan
Dr. Millard G. Roberts

June 5, 1965
Donald Jay Grout
Dr. J. G. Fred Hiss

June 6, 1964
Dr. Frances Clark Dietzold
Dr. Samuel Rosen

June 1, 1963
Lewis P. Andreas
Mary Caroline Egan
Frederick G. Vosburgh

1962
Margaret Long Arnold
Norris O. Johnson
Eric W. Will

1961
William G. Atwell
Harvey O. Banks
Marion Clayton Link

1960
Donald Q. Faragher
John Burch McMorran
Eloise Andrews Woolever

1959
Vernon L. deTar
Eric H. Faigle
Clara Brown Williams

1958
Darius A. Davis
Elizabeth Sweeney Herbert
Lester O. Schriver

1957
Walter S. Bourlier
Agnes E. Law
Pyo Wook Han

1956
Florence Kerins Murray
D. Kenneth Sargent
Clarence L. VanSchaick

1955
Leslie A. Bryan
June Buchanan
Malcolm P. Ferguson

1954
Gertrude Skerritt Brooks
Edward C. Reifenstein
William P. Tolley

1953
Mary Ames Becker
Martha Keefe Phillips
Carleton F. Sharpe

1952
Evelyn Millis Duvall
Edgar B. Ingraham
William D. Lewis

1951
T. Frank Dolan
Helene W. Hartley
Gordon D. Hoople

1950
Harry J. Carman
Clara Bannister Congdon
Florence Bailey Crouse

1949
Hilda Grossman Taylor
Harry E. Weston
Nelia Gardner White

1948
LeGrande A. Diller
Welthy Honsinger Fisher
Drew Middleton

1947
T. Aaron Levy
Harry L. Upperman

1946
J. Roscoe Drummond
Winifred Fisher

1945
Neal Brewster
Ernest G. Hawkins
Katharine Sibley

1944
J. Winifred Hughes
Edmund H. Lewis

1943
Carl L. Bausch
Dewitt T. Mackenzie
Marguerite W. Wriston

1942
Cora D. Graham
William P. Graham

1941
Lurelle V. Guild
Cecilia B. Martin
J. Robert Rubin

1940
Frank J. O'Neill
Anna V. Rice
Herman G. Weiskotten

1939
William M. Smallwood
Dorothy C. Thompson
John S. Young