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From left: Bruce Jackson, Diane Christian, Frank Clement, Robert Bennett, Frank Cerny and Meherwan Boyce. Not pictured: Richard Kurin, Eileen Silvers, Ashutosh Sharma, Thomas Nochajski, Brian King and Jeremy M. Jacobs.

From left: Bruce Jackson, Diane Christian, Frank Clement, Robert Bennett, Frank Cerny and Meherwan Boyce. Not pictured: Richard Kurin, Eileen Silvers, Ashutosh Sharma, Thomas Nochajski, Brian King and Jeremy M. Jacobs. Photo: Onion Studio

The winners of the 2016 UB Alumni Association Achievement Awards have done it all, from engineering and filmmaking to education and law

Frank Clement (BS ’66)
Samuel P. Capen Award
Former vice president, UBS Financial Services
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Frank Cerny
Community Leadership Award
Executive director, Rural Outreach Center; former chair of physical therapy, exercise and nutrition sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions
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Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson

Walter P. Cooke Award
Writers, filmmakers and SUNY Distinguished Professors; co-directors, UB Center for Studies in American Culture; founders, Buffalo Film Seminars
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Robert Bennett (MS ’76)
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Former president and CEO, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County; former chancellor, New York State Board of Regents

Richard Kurin (BA ’72)
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Provost and undersecretary for museums and research, Smithsonian Institution; fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
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Eileen Silvers (BA ’70)

Distinguished Alumnus Award
Former partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; former executive, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Deloitte & Touche and Genpact Limited
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Ashutosh Sharma (PhD ’88)

International Distinguished Alumnus Award
Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
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Meherwan Boyce (MS ’64)

Clifford C. Furnas Memorial Award
Managing partner and chair, Boyce Consultancy Group LLC

Thomas Nochajski (PhD ’90, BA ’82)
Richard T. Sarkin Excellence in Teaching Award
Research professor and co-director of the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care in the School of Social Work; associate research scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions
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Brian King (PhD ’10, MPH ’06, BS ’04)

George W. Thorn Award
Deputy director for research translation, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Jeremy M. Jacobs (’60)

Philip B. Wels Outstanding Service Award
Chair, Delaware North Companies; owner, Boston Bruins; chairman, NHL Board of Governors; chair, UB Council

Event Recap

2016 UB Alumni Association Achievement Awards - Event Recap

Name your UB hero

Nominate outstanding alumni for the 2017 UBAA Achievement Awards. Go to buffalo.edu/alumni/nominate and submit your nominations by Sept. 16, 2016.