2011 UM Alumni Association Honors Outstanding Accomplishments


In recognition of their outstanding accomplishments, the UM Alumni Association will be hosting their Alumni Awards Ceremony for 2011 on April 14th at the Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables to honor some of Miami Law's exemplary graduates. The awards honor alumni who have been successful in their field or have made a significant impact through community service. The annual alumni awards also recognize individuals and groups who have been actively involved with the University or Alumni Association during the year.

2011 Award Recipients include:

Henry King Stanford Alumnus of the Year

Gregory Cesarano, J.D. '76

The UM Alumni Association holds in high esteem Greg Cesarano's many years of service as Alumni Board of Directors President (2005-2007), President-Elect (2003-2005), and Vice President (2000-2003). Greg is a longtime volunteer who has served as an alumni representative at various receptions and events including the annual alumni Class Ring Ceremony, Alumni Awards Ceremony, and Commencement. Greg continues his family's legacy and involvement at the University which dates back to the 1930s. An Iron Arrow member, Greg is also very involved with the School of Law, serving as a visiting committee member and has consistently given back to his alma mater since 1978.

William R. Butler Community Service Award

Rudy Moise, M.B.A. '94, J.D. '97

Rudy has selflessly dedicated his life to help those in need as demonstrated through his work: in Haiti's earthquake relief efforts as a member of the Florida Urban Task Force 1; as a founding member of the National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians; as president and founder of the Operation Kimbe Foundation, which provides assistance to medical organizations in Haiti; as co-owner of Access Health Solutions, a minority healthcare network dedicated to treating underserved populations, and one of the largest providers of Medicaid services in Florida; and as Chairman of Haitian Affairs for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Outstanding Service

Todd Payne, A.B. '84, J.D. '89

Todd has demonstrated continued leadership and involvement over the years through service as Past President of the School of Law Alumni Association, Chair of the School of Law Alumnus of Distinction Committee, and member of the Broward Alumni Club. Further, his establishment of a regional network for the School of Law Alumni Association reflects his longtime dedication and loyalty to our alma mater.