Reed's Eliot Award recognizes a Reed alumnus or alumna who has demonstrated long and important service in their field of endeavor.
Further, the award seeks to recognize graduates who exemplify qualities that Reed values, including intellectual rigor, independence, and integrity.
Recipients of the Eliot Award
2019–2020: David Reed ’68, contemporary conceptual and visual artist
2017–2018: Abe Bergman '54, professor emeritus of pediatrics at the University of Washington's Harborview Medical Center
2015–2016: Mark Ptashne ’61, Ludwig Professor of Molecular Biology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute
2014–2015: Arlene Blum ’66, consultant, Arlene Blum Lectures
2013–2014: Gary Snyder ’51, writer
2012–2013: Barbara Ehrenreich ’63, author
2010–2011: Richard Danzig ’65, director, Center for a New American Security