DAA president award recipients

The seventeenth annual Distinguished Achievement Awards ceremony was held Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island.

View the event photo gallery and view the video.

Congratulations to Our Award Recipients

President’s Awards

Christiane Amanpour ’83, Hon. ’95
Chief International Anchor and Foreign Affairs Program Host

Next Generation 
Aria Mia Loberti ’20
Actress and Human Rights Advocate

van Beuren Charitable Foundation

Rising Star Award

Rami Beiram, Ph.D. ’17
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University 

Athletic Director’s Award

Thomas M. Cataldo ’71
Owner and General Manager, Retired
Cataldo Financial Group

Deans’ Awards

Graduate School of Oceanography
Lynne Zeitlin Hale, M.S. ’76
Founding Director, Retired
Global Marine Initiative, The Nature Conservancy

College of Arts and Sciences
Colonel Raymond T. Horoho ’82
U.S. Army, Retired

Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho
U.S. Army, Retired
Chief Executive Officer, Optum Serve

College of Business
Andrea K. Tarbox, M.B.A. ’75
Audit Committee Chair, Solo Brands Board of Directors
Advisor, Athena Technology Acquisition Corporation II

Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education
Michael J. Welch ’89
Massachusetts Public Schools Superintendent, Retired

College of Engineering
David Simonelli ’78
Chief Operating Officer, Retired
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company

College of the Environment and Life Sciences
Craig A. Rosen ’79, Ph.D. ’83
Biotechnology Scientist, Executive, and Entrepreneur

College of Health Sciences
Elizabeth Gallogly Burt ’79
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

College of Nursing
Maria P. Ducharme, M.S. ’96, P ’24
The Miriam Hospital

College of Pharmacy
David C. Simpson ’57, P ’84, P ’85
Owner, Simpson’s Pharmacy

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