Bernard Lown ’42 Alumni Humanitarian Award

The Bernard Lown ’42 Alumni Humanitarian Award recognizes University of Maine graduates who are dedicated to outstanding service and impact at the regional, national or global level through active engagement in saving lives, relieving suffering, and promoting human dignity. It is named in honor of Nobel Laureate Dr. Bernard Lown ’42, who has devoted his life to world disarmament and the advancement of human health.

  • One award may be given annually
  • Only alumni are eligible
  • Not eligible: any current UMAA board member, current UMAA or UMaine Foundation employee, or current member of the Alumni Awards Selection Committee

Nomination materials:

  1. Separate letters from at least two nominators detailing the nominee’s outstanding service and impact at the regional, national or global level

Click here for nomination form.


Recipients by year

2019 Bruce Leavitt ’77
2018
 Allen ’73 & Patricia Meyer Morell ’73
2016 Mian Riaz ’92 Ph.D.
2015 Kenneth Norton ’80
2014 Dennis Rezendes ’57*
2013 George F. Ritz ’71, ’82G & Sylvia Brackett Ritz ’74
2011 Conan H. Kornetsky ’48
2009 Ashok Jhunjhunwala ’77G, ’79 Ph.D.
2008 Arthur D. Serota ’66
2007  Pamela Murphy White ’71
2006  Tabitha Spruce King ’71
2005  Richard A. ’48* & Mildred “Middie” Cohen Giesberg ’47*
2004 Dr. John McMichael ’71
2002 Christine Hastedt ’68
2000  Mary Crowley Mulvey ’30*
1999  Emma R. Broisman ’44*
1989  Dr. Robert  F. Chandler, Jr. ’29*
1988  Dr. Bernard Lown ’42

*denotes deceased