Hall of Honor is an annual event in the College of Natural Sciences celebrating friends and alumni who have shown support for the college and who have brought distinction to themselves. There are three categories of awards: the Emerging Leader Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Distinguished Service Award.
The 2014 Recipients
James P. Allison (B.S. Microbiology ’69; Ph.D. Biological Sciences ’73, UT Austin)
World-renowned immunologist whose pioneering cancer research in the area of immunotherapy led to the successful development of “immune checkpoint therapy,” and the first FDA-approved drug for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. Read more
Hideko S. Kunii* (Ph.D. Computer Sciences ’83, UT Austin)
Deputy president and professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Management in Japan and first female member of the Board of Directors of the Honda Motor Company. Read more
Ralph T. Hull (B.A. Finance ’69; J.D. Law ’72, UT Austin)
Full-time investor and founding chair of the College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council. Read more
Robert W. O’Rear (B.A. Mathematics ’64, UT El Paso; M.A Mathematics ’66, UT Austin)
Employee number seven at Microsoft, Inc., and co-author of the first version of MS-DOS. He helped place Microsoft’s software on the first IBM Personal Computer. Read more
Emerging Leader Award
Marissa N. Duswalt (B.S. Dietetics ’10, B.A. Plan II Honors Program ’10, UT Austin)
Truman Scholarship recipient and associate director of policy and events for the Let’s Move! Initiative. Read more
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