The UVA Alumni Association’s Board of Managers saluted past accomplishments and paved the way for new ones at its spring meeting.

Lisa O. Gardner (Col ’79) was elected to take the reins as the board’s chairman, with Stephen A. Riddick (Col ’85) as vice chair. They acknowledged the contributions of Allen B. Rider III (Col ’76, GSBA ’83), who completed his term as chairman on June 30, and other retiring board members, Whittington W. Clement (Col ’70, Law ’74), Eileen F. Edmunds (Col ’88, Law ’94), Jason A. Gill (Col ’94), John T.W. Hawkins (Col ’76), Timothy J. Ingrassia (Col ’86), Edward C. Mitchell Jr. (Col ’63) and Richard B. Payne Jr. (Col ’70).

The board elected the following alumni to renewable three-year terms, which began July 1: Atiim “Tiki” K. Barber (Com ’97); Elizabeth P. Foster (Com ’82); Alexander B. “Brit” Hume (Col ’65); Timothy G. O’Shea (Com ’81, GSBA ’85); Noreen L. Poulson (Col ’78); Bryant L. Stith (Col ’92); and Michele T. Tarbet (Nurs ’74).

The following awards were presented at the April 25 event:

The Alumni Association Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student Award to Sarah M. Boschung (Nurs ’08)

The Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award to Maria C. Salazar, assistant to the dean of the McIntire School of Commerce

The Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award to chemistry professor W. Dean Harman

The Young Alumni Council Service Award to Gordon F. Rainey Jr. (Col ’62, Law ’67) and James Fang (Engr ’95)

The Gray-Carrington Award to Christina Polenta (Com ’09)

The Kelly O’Hara Memorial Scholarship to Veronica Rivera (Col ’09, Grad ’10) and Molly Crane Harrington (Col ’09)

The Dana H. Rowe Scholarship to Caitryn McCallum (Col ’10)

The Meikel Andrade Memorial Scholarship to Jennifer Bristol (Col ’11) and Amanda Oakes (Col ’10)

The Jeffrey L. Reider and Charles F. Otis Endowed Scholarship to Rachel Farr (Grad ’10)

The Ravenell “Ricky” Keller III Memorial Scholarship to C. André Grier Jr. (Com ’09) and Jill Jefferson (Col ’09)

The Gregory Raven Batipps Memorial Scholarship and Literary Prize to Bryan Myers (Com ’09) and LaShawnda Brooks (Col ’09), scholarship recipients; and Franklin Tennyson (Col ’10), literary prize

The Sky Alland Scholarship to Alex Boyajian (Com ’09)

The Thomas Rodney Crowley Jr. Scholarship to Jeremy Ryan Mostrom (Com ’09)