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The 77th Annual Alumni Award Merit -- over 70 years of honoring alumni achievement and dedication to the University. Selected by the Awards and Resolutions Committee of the Penn Alumni Board of Directors, Lee Spelman Doty, W'76, president of the Board presents these honors during the Homecoming Weekend activities. The 2011 Alumni Award of Merit honorees include Edward T. Anderson, MD, C'65, M'69, Susanna E. Lachs, Esq., CW'74, ASC'76, Mae Agnes Pasquariello, Ph.D., CW'53, GRD'85, P. Roy Vagelos, MD, C'50 and Paul C. Williams, W'67. The Young Alumni Award will be presented to Calvin Kai Chen, C'97, W'97.
Held during Friday evening of Homecoming at the Annenberg Centers' Zellerbach Theater, the event is open to all alumni to come and celebrate their fellow classmates and friends in grand fashion. The evening includes entertainment from Penn's outstanding student groups and along with President Amy Gutmann and Board of Trustees Chair, David Cohen, L'81 paying tribute to honorees and their outstanding achievements.
The evening also includes a presentation of the Club Award of Merit, chosen by the Global Alumni Network Advisory Board, and the Class Award of Merit and David N. Tyre Award for Excellence in Class Communications, both selected by the Alumni Class Leadership Council, highlight the outstanding work alumni volunteers perform regionally and on behalf the alumni classes.