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University Alumni Awards 2012

Elizabeth Voigt

Morrison Medallion

Presented to alumni for outstanding service to Transylvania and its programs

Elizabeth Ann Voigt ’44 is a charter member of the James Morrison Society, which recognizes donors for making deferred gifts to the university. She has been active and supportive in many areas of Transylvania life, including phonathons, reunion planning committees, as class agent, the annual fund, scholarship funds, and renovation projects for the laboratories in Brown Science Center and Haupt Plaza. She is a Silver Benefactor and a member of the President’s Circle giving club. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University and enjoyed a long career as a nurse and later as a bookkeeper for Parrish Hill Farm in Midway, Ky., her hometown, where she now lives in retirement.

Mary Engola

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Presented to an alumnus or alumna who graduated no more than 18 years ago, with a strong record of volunteer service and support of their alma mater

Mary Bruno Engola ’02 was gift chair for her class’s 10th reunion and is a member of the Crimson Circle annual giving club. As a Transylvania student, she spent two summers interning on Capitol Hill, where she discovered that a career involving political processes appealed to her. While working on a master’s in public policy at George Mason University, she accepted a position with Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, where she is now customer and industry relations manager. She is a co-founder of the Ball Aerospace Young Professionals Association and deputy chair of the Coalition for Space Exploration, a national collaboration of space industry businesses and advocacy groups.

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