Outstanding Alumni Awards
Liza Donnelly '77
Liza Donnelly '77 is a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker, where her work has appeared regularly since 1982. Her cartoons have also appeared in such national publications as The New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and National Lampoon. She is the author of a series of children's books about dinosaurs that has sold more than two million copies and has edited several collections of cartoons. Donnelly's book, Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons, was published by Prometheus Books in 2005. (Beginning with the Summer '07 issue, Donnelly has contributed an original cartoon to each issue of the Earlhamite.)
Priscilla Hayner '85
Priscilla Hayner '85 is co-founder of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), an organization that assists countries pursuing accountability for past mass atrocity or human rights abuse. She is currently director of ICTJ's Geneva office and manages its Liberia program, and is director of a new Program on Peace and Justice at the ICTJ. Hayner is the author of Unspeakable Truths, a study of "truth commissions" in more than 20 countries worldwide. She earned a master's degree from School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and has previously worked for the Ford Foundation, the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Distinguished Service Award
Thomas Gottschalk '64
Tom Gottschalk '64 is retiring this year as Executive Vice President for Law and Public Policy at General Motors. Before joining GM in 1994, he was a partner and a member of the management committee at Kirkland & Ellis, a Washington, D.C. law firm. This year, he received the Chesterfield Smith Award from the Pro Bono Institute. The award which recognizes "extraordinary individuals" who have particularly committed to pro bono legal work throughout their careers presented by Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She called Gottschalk one of the "very best in our profession." Gottschalk's public service includes taking on major civil rights cases and establishing a model legal clinic in Detroit.