Chang is the second Deke in two years to be honored by the University of Chicago with an alumni citation. In 1995, Greg Miarecki, Delta Delta '94, also received the Young Alumni Service Citation.
May 24, 2007
Service to University, alumni community, greater public to be recognized with medals, citations reunion weekend
By Michelle Caswells and Charlotte Robinsons
The 2007 Alumni Awards will be presented at the Alumni Convocation at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 2, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, during the annual Alumni Weekend.
Chicago native and winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine James Dewey Watson (S.B.,’47) will receive the 2007 Alumni Medal and deliver the convocation address.
Other members of Chicago’s alumni community, who will be honored at convocation for their service to the University and to the communities in which they live and work, also are featured here. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
Young Alumni Service Citations
The Young Alumni Service Citations—awarded for the first time during the 1992 University Centennial—acknowledge outstanding volunteer service to the University by individuals aged 35 and younger.
Albert Chang (A.B.,’93), a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, has taken a leadership role in organizing as an active member of the Bay Area alumni club. Chang, who has served as its president, helped implement more structured roles for board members and investigated the need for bylaws; improved publicity and marketing; studied demographics to develop events; and introduced programs to recognize and reward local volunteers.
As chair of the local Alumni Schools Committee, he arranges interviews with local alumni for high school and transfer students who are applying to Chicago. Additionally, Chang is a mentor in the Alumni Careers Network and has served on the University’s San Francisco Leadership Committee, the Delta Kappa Epsilon Alumni Advisory Board and his 10th Reunion Gift Committee.