Awarded to an alumnus or alumna whose selfless and caring work and deeds benefit society and humankind.
Bill Durland is an educator, lawyer, author, and activist. A member of the Bars of the Supreme Court of the United States and the State of Colorado, he holds degrees from Bucknell (B.S., Political Science and History), Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.), University of Notre Dame, (M.A.) and the Union Graduate School (Ph.D.). Several of his legal cases on international, constitutional and human rights laws have come before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was a recipient of the State of Colorado's Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award (1999) and Jack Gore Memorial Peace Award (2006). Bill is a recognized humanitarian who has traveled the world to volunteer and advocate for human rights and civil liberties in both his professional and personal life over the past 40 years.