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University Awards

Presented to alums for outstanding service to Transylvania and its programs

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John N. Williams ’74  and Lucy Sims Williams ’74

Longtime alumni volunteers John and Lucy Williams were the driving force behind the establishment of the Louisville alumni chapter in 1992. While John served as the chapter’s first president, Lucy, a member of the Transylvania Women’s Club, began a three-year term on the Alumni Executive Board. John helped to secure an important challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation and worked to create the Williams-Hardy Scholarship Fund. Before moving to North Carolina, John and Lucy hosted special events for alumni and prospective students and their parents in their Louisville home. John was elected to the Transylvania Board of Trustees in 2000. Lucy is project coordinator for the Carolina Teachers Convention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education. John is dean of the UNC School of Dentistry and was previously dean of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

Presented for unique and exceptional service to Transylvania

carol tannerCarol Ann Goff Tanner ’64
Carol Ann Goff Tanner began her long tenure of service to Transylvania in 1968 when she was elected to the Alumni Executive Board. She has since served on the Board of Visitors and on the steering committee of the $9.2 million Brown Science Center laboratory renovation project. She was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2004. She volunteered for the reunion committee of the class of 1964 and served as gift co-chair for her 40th reunion in 2004. She joined the James Morrison Society, for those who include Transylvania in their estate plans, by donating a life insurance policy that will be used to establish an endowed chair in education. She is a former high school mathematics teacher and tour guide at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.

Presented to non-alums who, through friendship and outstanding service, have promoted Transylvania

William stamlerWilliam R. Stamler

William R. Stamler and his wife, Ellen, have contributed to construction and renovation projects that include the Cowgill Center for Business, Economics, and Education; the Charles L. Shearer Art Building; the Clive M. Beck Athletic and Recreation Center; and the Brown Science Center laboratory renovation project, where the second floor will bear Ellen’s name in recognition of her passion for teaching high school chemistry and mathematics. Bill established the Hodges Endowed Scholarship in memory of his mother, Mary Buford Hodges Stamler, Hamilton College class of 1923. He is CEO of Stamler Corp. in Millersburg, Ky., and chairman of Signal Investments in Lexington.

Presented to an alum for extraordinary involvement in the life of the University

Mamata MajmundarMamata G. Majmundar ’95
Mamata G. Majmundar volunteers for the annual Transylvania Health Fair and for the Alumni Networking and Major Showcase. She consulted with dean of students Michael Vetter when the University needed to hire a physician to provide additional health services to students. She is a physician in family practice at the Lexington Clinic Andover, where she serves on the clinic’s finance, marketing, and benefits committees. She earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville.

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