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.

Award Recipients

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.

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Past Award Winners

Please note, awardee professional affiliations and/or titles reflect their positions at the time of the award.

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