William G. Anderson Awards

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The William G. Anderson Awards honor the founder of the Alliance by the annual recognition of nationally known persons in the allied fields who are not members but who have contributed significantly to the professions represented in the Alliance and reflect its commitment and mission.

Senator Birch Bayh (D-Indiana) served three terms in the United States Senate from 1962 to 1980. A Senator from Indiana, he was a part of historic legislation affecting the American presidency and the individual rights of women, minorities, and youths. Today, Senator Bayh is a partner in a Washington D.C. law firm and continues to work on behalf of education, citizen rights, and the fight against bias, bigotry, and racism. Senator Bayh served as the author of Title IX to the Higher Education Act and has given much time and energy to NAGWS's efforts to preserve Title IX. His authorship and continued advocacy of Title IX, and the subsequent impact it has had on the rights of women in higher education make Birch Bayh deserving of the William G. Anderson Award.

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Dr. David Satcher, former Surgeon General of the United States, has been one of the nation's strongest advocates for physical activity. …