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Honorable George N. Bashara, '60 Distinguished Alumni Award

This prestigious and longstanding award was established to recognize outstanding alumni of DCL and MSU Law who meet rigorous criteria, including:

  • Participation in and contribution to the alumni affairs of the College
  • Outstanding personal service to the College
  • Personal accomplishments that enhance the reputation of the College
  • Distinguished service in any field of human endeavor, be it family, community, business, industry, science, or a profession.

Up to four awards may be given annually to any of our 10,000 living alumni, chosen by the Distinguished Alumni Award Committee. Previous recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award include:

  • 2013: Prof. Robert M. Filiatrault, ’70
  • 2012: John F. Schaefer, ’69
  • 2011: Hon. Alton Davis, '74
  • 2010: Hon. Diane M. Hathaway, '87, Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
  • 2009: Linda Orlans, ’87, founding shareholder of Orlans Associates, P.C.; Orlans Mornal, PLLC; and eTitle Agency, Inc.
  • 2008: Hon. Julie Nicholson, '87
  • 2007: Richard N. Wiener, '76
  • 2006: Hon. William J. Caprathe, '62
  • 2005: Melinda J. Loftin, '81
  • 2004: Victor Marrocco, '70
  • 2003: Francine Cullari, '82
  • 2002: Hon. Bernard Friedman, '68
  • 2001: David Christensen, '67
  • 2000: Richard Victor, '75
  • 1999: Hon. Richard F. Suhrheinrich, '63
  • 1998: Michael Berry, '50
  • 1997: Donald L. Castle, '36
             Carole L. Chiamp, '72
             John D. O'Hair, '54
  • 1988: Dennis Archer, '70
             Harold Oehmke, '72
             Ellsworth Reynolds, '42
             Robert J. Traxler, '60
  • 1986: Daniel M. Clark, '63
             Alan W. Joslyn, '24
             Leroy B. McInally, '31
  • 1985: Robert Dunwoodie, '39
             Andrew Transue, '26
  • 1984: Leo Farhat, '52
  • 1983: Frances R. Avadenka, '66
  • 1982: G. Cameron Buchanan, '30

The 2013 Award recipient will be recognized at the MSU College of Law commencement exercises on May 11, 2014.  Nominations for the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award must be received by March 1, 2013.

If you would like to nominate an alumnus for this award, please fill out the Nomination Form or contact the Office of Advancement.

Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form »


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