Talon Awards

The Talon Leadership Awards ceremony was established in 1997 and is organized by the Florida Atlantic Alumni and Community Engagement. The event unites alumni, students, campus and community leaders in a celebration of leadership, support and service to Florida Atlantic.

One of the most prestigious honors given at Florida Atlantic, Talon Awards are presented in four categories: the Richard L. Schmidt Alumni Talon Award, the President’s Talon Award, the Student Talon Award and the Faculty Talon Award.

2023

John and Ann Wood
President’s Talon Award

Debbie Levine, CFRE, ‘93
Alumni Talon Award

Jennifer Caceres, M.D., FACP
Faculty Talon Award

Kaylia Cooper
Student Talon

2022

David J. Nicholson, Aubrey M. Strul, Eric Shaw, Ph.D., ’72, ’73, Richard L. Schmidt, MBA ’71
President’s Talon Award

Edward Fulton, M.D., ’09
Alumni Talon Award

Kyle Prescott
Faculty Talon Award

Cassidy Hoover
Student Talon

2021

Bob Stilley and Marylynn Magar
President’s Talon Award

Alfred Morris ’11
Alumni Talon Award

Kimberly Dunn, PhD
Faculty Talon Award

Tanya Panwala
Student Talon Award

 

2019

Christine E. Lynn
President’s Talon Award

Cecilia Mazzone Peters ’90
Alumni Talon Award

Myeongsub Kim, PhD
Faculty Talon Award

Mariana Ribeiro
Student Talon Award

 

2018

Barbara Schmidt
President’s Talon Award

Robin Rubin, BSW ’07, MSW ’09
Alumni Talon Award

Kevin Wagner, J.D. PhD
Faculty Talon Award

Kira Wolak
Student Talon Award

2017

2007 Sun Belt Conference Championship Football Team
Alumni Talon Award

Heather Thompson, PhD
Faculty Talon Award

Ovini Rodrigo
Student Talon Award

2016

Joan Joyce
President’s Talon Award

Ambassador Robert M. “Skipp” Orr ’76
Alumni Talon Award

Monica Escaleras, PhD
Faculty Talon Award

Océane Boulais
Student Talon Award

2015

Eleanor R. Baldwin
President’s Talon Award

Steve Swanson, MS ’86
Alumni Talon Award

Stacie Lee Rossow, D.M.A. ’97‚’01
Faculty Talon Award

Alyssa Harris
Student Talon Award

2014

Howard Schnellenberger
President’s Talon Award

Ralph de la Vega, BSME ’74
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Philomena Marinaccio, EdS ’93
Faculty Talon Award

Juan Ramirez
Student Talon Award

2013

Eric M. Kelly, MNM‚’11
President’s Talon Award

Edith Stern, BA ’68
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Myriam Swennen Ruthenberg
Faculty Talon Award

Kadeem Ricketts
Student Talon Award

2012

The Honorable Susan Whelchel
President’s Talon Award

Stephen Doerr, BBA ’87, MAC ’88
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Frederick Bloetscher
Faculty Talon Award

Stephen Jones
Student Talon Award

2011

Dr. Michael Friedland
President’s Talon Award

Manuel D. Medina, BS ’74
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Eric Chiang
Faculty Talon Award

Megan Allore
Student Talon Award

2010

Nancy Blosser
President’s Talon Award

John H. Scannell, BBA ’92
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Lucy Madsen Guglielmino
Faculty Talon Award

Jennifer Joseph
Student Talon Award

2009

David J. Gury
President’s Talon Award

The Honorable Thomas Workman Jr., BS ’71
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Nannetta Y. Durnell-Uwechue
Faculty Talon Award

Megan L. Schroeder
Student Talon Award

2008

Office Depot
President’s Talon Award

The Honorable Armand Grossman, MEd ’67, BA ’70 MBA ’77
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Cynthia Blum, PhD ’06
Faculty Talon Award

Edward Fulton
Student Talon Award

2007

Rep. Adam Hasner
President’s Talon Award

Bruce Allen, BA ’71
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Leslie A. Leip
Faculty Talon Award

Samantha Montgomery
Student Talon Award

2006

Dr. Richard Staller
President’s Talon Award

The Honorable Mary Brandenburg, BA ’72, MBA ’80
Alumni Talon Award

The Honorable Frederick C. Brummer, BS ’68, MBA ’74
Alumni Talon Award

The Honorable Pat Patterson, BAE ’76, MEd ’78
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Eric Shaw, BBA ’72, MBA ’73
Faculty Talon Award

Linda Ortega and Sarah Kinel
Student Talon Award

2005

The Honorable Joe Negron
President’s Talon Award

The Honorable Scott H. Adams, BBA ’87
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Daniel R. White
Faculty Talon Award

Daniel Falco
Student Talon Award

2004

The Honorable Ron Klein
President’s Talon Award

The Honorable Ken Pruitt
President’s Talon Award

Christopher N. Pollock, BS ’78, MBA ’81
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Jeffery S. Morton
Faculty Talon Award

David K. Johnson
Student Talon Award

Melissa M. Morris
Student Talon Award

2003

The Honorable Steven L. Abrams
President’s Talon Award

Bob Burdick, BA ’69
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Mary Ann Gosser-Esquilin
Faculty Talon Award

Roxanne Grobbel
Student Talon Award

2002

M.J. ‚”Mike”, Arts
President’s Talon Award

Dr. George C. Zoley, BA ’72, MPA ’75
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Daniel Raviv
Faculty Talon Award

Denis Warburton
Student Talon Award

2001

Peter Lo Bello
President’s Talon Award

Michael R. Slade, BS ’71, MBA ’74
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Patricia P. Fleitas
Faculty Talon Award

Nicholas J. Kalman
Student Talon Award

2000 (November)

The Honorable John C. Rayson
President’s Talon Award

Alberto Dosal, BS ’73
Alumni Talon Award

Carole M. Pohl
Faculty Talon Award

Ursula Pamela Chavez
Student Talon Award

2000 (February)

Michael Martin
President’s Talon Award

Thomas E. Oxley, BS ’66 *
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Khalid Hamza
Faculty Talon Award

Cath Cheker
Student Talon Award

1999

Sheriff Ken Jenne, BA ’68
President’s Talon Award

J. Randy Justice, BA ’73
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Voncile M. Smith
Faculty Talon Award

Monica L. Byers
Student Talon Award

Howard Guggenheim
Talon Award for Athletics

1998

Dr. Catherine Bishop Temple, MEd ’03, EdD ’07
President’s Talon Award

Daniel Mica, BA ’66
Alumni Talon Award

Dr. Roy Levow
Faculty Talon Award

Jaye Bayles
Student Talon Award

1997

Robert Rollins
President’s Talon Award

Carla Coleman, MPA ’84
Alumni Talon Award

John Kirlew
Student Talon Award

Legend

*Deceased