Awarded to an alumnus or alumna whose professional accomplishments and achievements are exceptionally noteworthy and distinctive in his/her profession.

Also honored this year by the Alumni Association for "Loyalty to Bucknell," Tommy Mangan was originally a member of the Class of 1919, but dedicated two years to the U.S. Army during World War I and served with the Bucknell Ambulance Unit 524.

A star quarterback who played varsity football all four years at Bucknell, he studied the general science course and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was active with student government, Theta Delta Tau, Phi Delta Sigma, and class basketball.

During his time with the ambulance corps, he wrote to L'Agenda: "Am enjoying a little taste of Army life, fellows, and am well satisfied. I hear the news of Old Bucknell and am always glad to read of a victory over one of our rivals, although I am not there to help."