Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Distinguished Alumni Awards are the most prestigious awards conferred by the College of Fine Arts at Boston University. Since 1986, awards have been presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves with outstanding achievements in their careers, communities, and in service to the arts.
2023 Alumni Awards
The 2023 CFA Distinguished Alumni Awards will be hosted in the Boston University Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre Yan Luo Lobby on Thursday, September 21, 2023, as part of BU’s Alumni Weekend celebrations.
Distinguished Alumni Awardees • Joseph Pereira (CFA’96) and Adrienne Elise Tarver (CFA’07)
Dean’s Arts & Humanities Awardee • Chay Yew (COM’92)
Get to Know the 2023 Honorees
Get to know this year’s exceptional honorees, explore their work, and read about their accolades.
Past Award Winners
Please note, awardee professional affiliations and/or titles reflect their positions at the time of the award.
School of Music Distinguished Awards
School of Theatre Distinguished Awards
School of Visual Arts Distinguished Awards
Distinguished Service to the College of Fine Arts
Distinguished Service to the Profession
Dean’s Arts & Humanities Award