Dennis Chookaszian ’65, the former chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies, has been named by the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) as the winner of the 2014 Alumni Medal — the highest honor bestowed by the NAA. He will be honored alongside 18 other distinguished winners of the 2014 Alumni Awards on April 12 in Chicago.

 

The recipients:

 

ALUMNI MERIT AWARDS
For high achievement in a profession or field (recipients chosen by school)

Wayne Whalen ’67 JD (School of Law); Scott Bergren ’68, ’69 MS (Medill); David Porges ’79 (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science); Martin Gaynor ’79 MA, ’83 PhD (The Graduate School); Elizabeth White ’81 (School of Continuing Studies); Agnes Nixon ’44 (School of Communication); Cesar Purisima ’83 MM (Kellogg School of Management); Mark Ratner ’69 (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences); Dr. Robert Pick ’80 DDS, ’82 MS (Dental School); Nichole Pinkard ’98 PhD (School of Education and Social Policy); and Victor Benedetti ’90, ’92 MM (Bienen School of Music)

 

ALUMNI SERVICE TO SOCIETY AWARD
For the exceptional advancement of causes or ideas that improve society


Mary Pettinato ’08 MBA

 

ALUMNI SERVICE AWARDS

For outstanding service to the University


Frank Cohen ’95; Steven Nelson ’83; Jonathan Newcomb ’79, ’82 JD; and Holly Sunshine ’71

 

GRANT GOODRICH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Presented to one outstanding individual who, although not a graduate of Northwestern University, greatly enhances the University through their professional accomplishments, commitment and service


Donald Perkins


EMERGING LEADER AWARD

For making a significant impact in his or her profession and/or community at large by the age of 35


Cody Keenan ’02

 

Learn more about the Northwestern Alumni Association Awards.