The Hon. David H. Gambrell ’49, senior counsel in the Atlanta office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has received the Outstanding Service Award by the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) for his lifetime service and leadership in the legal profession.
The Rev. John Boone Trotti ’57, librarian at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Va., 1968–2002, has received the 2012 Award for Excellence in Theological Education, for lifetime contributions to theological education in and for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Ted Henry ’60 has been inducted into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame. Henry, of Henry Brick Co., was honored for promoting free enterprise and entrepreneurship, for civic leadership, and for philanthropy and humanitarianism toward his fellow citizens.
John Pruitt ’64 has been inducted into the Atlanta Press Club’s Journalism Hall of Fame, for his long, storied, and award-winning career as a journalist and news anchor for Atlanta’s WSB-TV, from where he retired. Events of his career spanned coverage of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination through the 9/11 attacks, and beyond. Billy Wilkins ’64, former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and former chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, earned the International Compliance and Ethics Award from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.
John S. Davis ’81, former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Criminal Chief of the Eastern District of Virginia, and now a partner with Williams Mullen, has received a Director’s Award from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for United States Attorneys for his prosecution of five Somali pirates who attacked the USS Nicholas off the Horn of Africa in 2010.