Awarded to an alumnus or alumna whose professional accomplishments and achievements are exceptionally noteworthy and distinctive in his/her profession.
WILLIAM WOODS: William G. Woods, M.D. is an internationally known leader in the field of childhood cancer. After graduating from Bucknell with a B.S. in Biology, Dr. Woods attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and spent 22 years at the University of Minnesota, most as faculty. Since 2001, Dr. Woods has been the director of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University, where he successfully merged two separate pediatric hematology-oncology programs into one, nationally ranked program. His peers consider him a creative and visionary researcher, and his work has led to remarkable advances in the survival and cure of children afflicted with cancer. In 2011, Dr. Woods was awarded the Distinguished Career Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. A 'larger than life' person of fine character, intellect, and warmth, Dr. Woods received multiple nominations for both the Chosen Profession and Service to Humanity awards.