Michael Emerson Wins 2011 Drake Alumni Award

The Drake University National Alumni Association Board has selected seven accomplished alumni as recipients of the annual National Alumni Awards. “As one might imagine, our alumni are incredibly accomplished and successful in their chosen fields,” said Blake Campbell, director of Alumni and Parent Relations.

This year, the selection committee was overwhelmed with more than 75 nominations for the distinguished awards. The winning group features graduates who’ve gone on to excel as an Emmy award-winning actor, a Secret Service agent and more.

“We are very excited to honor and recognize these incredibly talented and dedicated alumni,” Campbell said.  Michael and several others will be honored April 28 at a reception on campus.

Michael Emerson, FA‘76, will receive the Alumni Achievement Award. Emerson is a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor best known for his role as Benjamin Linus on the TV show “Lost” and serial killer William Hinks on “The Practice.” Michael lives in New York with his wife, Carrie Preston. The Cedar Rapids native plans to return to stage performance, but is slated to appear as a guest star in an upcoming episode of “Parenthood,” set to air Feb. 15.




Source: Drake.Edu


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