Alumni celebrate and socialize at the J. Pollard Turman Alumni Service Award dinner.

J. Pollard Turman Alumni Service Award

Our alumni volunteers make us shine. The J. Pollard Turman Alumni Service award goes to an alumnus/a who demonstrates exceptional volunteer leadership. What makes a Turman award winner? The recipient fits one or more of the following traits:

  • Extraordinary service to Emory through alumni organizations, regional clubs, class programs, and other related groups
  • Leadership roles through the Office of Alumni Engagement; develops and enhances alumni activities
  • Volunteering time and expertise through service on behalf of Emory

We want to thank the alumni who volunteer so generously, so please nominate an alumnus for the award.

Recipients of the J. Pollard Turman Alumni Service Award are selected by the Nominating and Leadership Committee of the Emory Alumni Board.

The Dinner

The Turman award dinner is held in the spring at Emory and has an impressive guest list: members of the Turman family, previous winners, alumni, faculty/staff, and Emory students. There is also a pre-dinner cocktail reception; cheers to that.

The Gift

The Tull Foundation will make a gift of $25,000 to Emory in honor of the Turman award recipient. This designation can be directed to any Emory program, school, division, or any combination of the above, of the recipient's choosing. The direction of the gift shall be made in consultation with a designated staff member from the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement and appropriate deans and directors. The gift may be made to either academic or nonacademic programs. Social fraternities or sororities, student organizations without a permanent staff adviser, club sports organizations, and individual students, faculty, or staff members may not be designated recipients of the monetary award.


2020 J. Pollard Turman Alumni Service Award Recipient


Dirk Brown

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Do you know a top-notch alumni volunteer? The J. Pollard Turman Alumni Service Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exceptional volunteer leadership.
Nominate a worthy alumnus