Alumni Awards

Honoring Extraordinary Service

Each year, BB&N honors individuals for exceptional service to the school and the world through three awards. We invite you to nominate members within our community whose accomplishments are most deserving of special recognition.


Distinguished Alumni Award winners have demonstrated outstanding leadership and community involvement at the local, national, or global level for enhancing the quality of our world and communities while embodying the core values of BB&N and its motto – Honor, Scholarship, Kindness. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor BB&N bestows upon a graduate of the institution. Award winners are selected by the Distinguished Alumni Awards Committee of BB&N’s Alumni Council in December. Nominations are due by the end of each calendar year.

Established in 2020, the BB&N Medal recognizes lifetime achievement and service inspired by the BB&N motto. It is presented to an alumnus/a at the discretion of and as recommended by the Alumni Awards Committee in consultation with the school’s administration.

Established in 2022, The Lewis Bryant Award recognizes BB&N alumni who have demonstrated a deep and lasting commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and community engagement, and have made a positive impact on the local, national, or international community. The award celebrates the rich diversity of BB&N’s alumni community while honoring the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion pioneer Lewis Bryant, whose work over 37 years as Director of Multicultural Services was far-reaching, profound, and deeply important for generations of students, faculty, staff, and administrators. This award honors Lewis for moving BB&N forward in its journey to embody diversity, equity, inclusion and community engagement ideals, helping to ensure that all members of our community feel safe, included, and supported to bring their authentic selves to school every day, and to impress upon us that we are all collectively in a position to make a contribution towards diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards Recipients

The Honorable Nathaniel M. Gorton

Class of 1956

Distinguished Alumni Award

James P. Collins IV

Class of 2005

Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Elizabeth Clay Roy

Class of 1998

Lewis Bryant Award

Trentwell M. White

Class of 1950

BB&N Medal

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