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Alumni Weekend University awards

Morrison Medallion

Presented to alumni for outstanding service to Transylvania and its programs
Dot and Tom Watson  Dot Couch Watson ’62 and Tom Watson ’61 are outspoken advocates of Transylvania to prospective students in their hometown of Tullahoma, Tenn. Dot has served on the Alumni Executive Board’s Admissions Committee and is a member of the Transylvania Women’s Club. Both she and Tom have served on reunion committees. The Watsons established the Anabel Couch-Ida Watson Memorial Scholarship in 2007 to assist Tennessee and Kentucky students with a Transylvania education. Also in 2007, Dot and Tom were recognized with Distinguished Achievement Awards after retiring from their careers in health care and the U.S. Navy, respectively.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Presented to alumni who graduated no more than 10 years ago, with a strong record of volunteer service and support of Transylvania
Bianca Spriggs  
Bianca Spriggs-Floyd ’03 is an award-winning Affrilachian poet and multidisciplinary artist whose active career has included writing, editing, teaching, performance art, and filmmaking. After completing her Transylvania degree with a history major and studio art minor, she earned a master of arts in English composition/creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in creative writing from the University of Kentucky. In 2008-09 she was a visiting writer and instructor in Transylvania’s Foundations of the Liberal Arts program. She is managing editor of PLUCK! The Affrilachian Journal of Art and Culture.

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