The Distinguished Alumnus award recognizes a graduate of five years or greater who has promoted its mission of promoting health and preventing disease. The recipient of this award will be an alumnus who would serve as a source of inspiration to students, alumni, and other public health professionals and who would be a source of pride for the School of Public Health and UAB. There is not a call for nominations for this award. Rather, nominees will be identified throughout the year based on recommendations of the director of alumni relations, faculty, friends or alumni of the School. This honor is bestowed by the Dean and is not necessarily awarded each year.