President's Medal presmed

President Scott S. Cowen established the Tulane University President's Medal in 1999. The medal is awarded at the sole discretion of the president to individuals who have distinguished themselves by their actions and who have contributed in some manner to the well-being of Tulane University or the city of New Orleans. Unlike the honorary degree, this award may commemorate deeds other than academic achievement. Designed by Professor Emeritus Franklin Adams, the front of the medal features a sculpted TU symbol. This university emblem was first used as an architectural symbol on the exterior of two historic buildings on the uptown campus, Tilton Hall and Robert C. Cudd Hall.





Medal Recipients
Drew Brees
Michael White
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews
Judith Rodin
Wendell Pierce
Wynton Marsalis
Anderson Cooper
Rita Benson LeBlanc*

Gregg Williams*

Jonathan Vilma*

Ellen DeGeneres
James Carville
Mary Matalin
His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani
Brian Williams
John Breaux
Jacques Chirac
Karlem "Ducky" Riess
William Safire
Corinne Lindy Claiborne Boggs

Marian Wright Edelman
Walter Isaacson
Cokie Roberts
Position
New Orleans Saints Quarterback
Jazz Artist and Educator
Musician and Founder of Horns for Schools
Rockefeller Foundation President
Treme Star
Jazz Artist
CNN Anchor and Author
Part Owner and Executive Vice President of the New Orleans Saints
Defensive Coordinator of the New Orleans Saints
Team Captain of the New Orleans Saints and Pro Bowl Linebacker
Host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
National Political Commentator
National Political Commentator
Amir of the State of Qatar

Managing Editor, Anchor of NBC Nightly News
United States Senator
President of France
Professor and Marshal Emeritus
New York Times Columnist
Former U.S. Representative from Louisiana and Ambassador to the Vatican
President, Children's Defense Fund
Editorial Director, Time Magazine
ABC Co-Anchor, This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts

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* On behalf of the New Orleans Saints organization