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TC's 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

The College honors five graduates who have done amazing - and amazingly varied - things.

Every year the Alumni Council recognizes select alumni for their outstanding and extraordinary efforts in their careers following their tenure at Teachers College. Distinguished Alumni Award recipients have gone on to achieve great feats over the course of their careers. The Alumni Council also recognizes the rising stars who have gone on to make an impressive impact within 10 years of graduating from TC with an Early Career Award.

The recipients of TC’s 2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards are:

  • The Reverend Lesley George Anderson ’87, President, of the United Theological Seminary of the West Indies
  • Raphael M. Ortiz ’82, Founder of Museo Del Barrio
  • Viola Vaughn ’84,  Founder of 10,000 Girls in Senegal, West Africa
  • Vivian Ota Wang, Ph.D ’95, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Agency Representative of the National Science and Technology Council


In addition, Luis Rios, Jr. ’01, Education Consultant, California Department of Education, received the College’s Early Career Award.

Published Tuesday, May. 4, 2010


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