2017 Founders' Day Awards

In 2017, the following individuals were honored by the Arizona State University Alumni Association at its annual Founders’ Day Awards Dinner.

The award ceremony has been a signature event for the university for decades, and honors individuals who exemplify the spirit of the founders of the Territorial Normal School of Arizona, ASU’s predecessor institution, which received its charter from the Thirteenth Territorial Legislature on March 7, 1885.

Previous Founders' Day Honorees can be found here.

Faculty Research Achievement Award

Dr. Joshua L. LaBaer, M.D., Ph.D.

Alumni Achievement Award

Mr. Michael R. Burns ‘80 B.S. 

Faculty Service Achievement Award

Dr. Manfred D. Laubichler

Philanthropist of the Year

Mr. Jack D. Furst ‘81 B.S.