Nominations now open for 2018 Yale Medal

The Yale Medal
The Yale Medal

The Association of Yale Alumni is now seeking nominations for the 2018 Yale Medal, which will be awarded at the AYA Assembly in November to honor outstanding, transforming, and inspiring individual volunteer service to the university. In addition to alumni, nominations for the medal are open to Yale friends.

The Yale Medal is the highest honor bestowed upon Yale alumni. Previous recipients have represented the breadth and depth of talent in the university community — as well as a spirit of selfless dedication.

All of us have had the good fortune to meet incredible alumni and other volunteers in the course of our service to Yale,” said Rahul Prasad '84 M.S., '87 Ph.D., chair of the AYA Board of Governors. “This is our chance to recognize them and thank them for their service.”

The Yale Medal was first distributed in 1952, recognizing 15 individuals in its inaugural campaign. It has been awarded each year since, to a total of 318 individuals.

The 2017 honorees were Anne Boucher ’80, Ken Inadomi ’76, Charles Johnson ’54, Randolph Nelson ’85, and L‎inus Travers ’58, ’59 M.A.T.

Rahul Prasad, Charles Johnson, Randolph Nelson, Peter Salovey, Marta Moret, Linus Travers, Anne Boucher, and Ken Inadomi
2017 winners of the Yale Medal. Left to right: Rahul Prasad ’84 MS, ’87 PhD, chair of the AYA Board of Governors; Charles Johnson ’54; Randolph Nelson ’85; Yale President Peter Salovey; Marta Moret; Linus Travers ’58, ’59 MAT; Anne Boucher ’80; Ken Inadomi ’76

Those honored collectively represent the full range of the alumni experience,” said AYA Executive Director Weili Cheng ’77, herself a Yale Medal recipient in 1997. “And all of us are deeply appreciative of their time, dedication, and leadership.”

Nominations for the 2018 Yale Medal are open until March 31. Nominations may be submitted online at the AYA website

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