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Alumni Achievement Award


The Alumni Achievement Award is given to an alumnus/a who has achieved considerable success in a professional field or endeavor. The recipient of this award has attained significant recognition in his or her career and embodies the values, ideals and potential of an alumnus/a of a TFAS program. Their accomplishments are exceptional and further the goals of The Fund for American Studies.


  • The recipient must be an alumnus/a of at least one TFAS program.
  • The recipient should have identifiable career accomplishments and/or excellence in his or her specific professional field or endeavor.
  • The recipient has not previously received an award in this category.
  • The recipient must be able to attend the award ceremony.

Past recipients include: 

  • Hon. Clint Bolick (ICPES 78)
  • Hon. Dan Branch (ICPES 77)
  • Michael Caslin III (ICPES 78)
  • Caroline Decker (IBGA 92)
  • Frank Donatelli (ICPES 70)
  • Michelle Easton (ICPES 73)
  • Hon. Mike Ferguson (ICPES 90) 
  • Jennifer Hale (IPJ 99)
  • Stephen F. Hayes (AIPES 94, Novak 00)
  • Christopher Hull (ICPES 91)
  • Kevin Kellems (IPJ 86)
  • Mark Levin (ICPES 76)
  • Hon. Eric Levinson (ICPES 88)
  • David Muir (IPJ 93)
  • Hon. James Ritchie (ICPES 83)
  • Mary Caslin Ross (ICPES 72)
  • Kirby Wilbur (ICPES 73)