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 makes us look good through exceptional volunteer leadership. What makes a Turman award winner? The recipient fits one of more of the following traits:
- Extraordinary service to Emory through alumni organizations, regional clubs, class programs, and other related groups
- Leadership roles through the Alumni Association; 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 (link to EAB committee page) of the Emory Alumni Board.
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 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 Development and Alumni Relations 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.
2018 J. Pollard Turman Alumni Service Award Recipient
Virginia “Ginger” Hicks Smith 77C 82G
Do you know a top-notch alumni volunteer? The J. Pollard Turman Alumni Service Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exceptional volunteer leadership.