SU honors Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis with the Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement
SU honors Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis with the Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding AchievementApril 20, 2006SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
Ruby Dee, playwright, poet and award-winning actress, and her late husband, Ossie Davis, actor, screenwriter and director, were recently honored by Syracuse University with the Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement, in recognition of their theatrical artistry and passionate activism for social justice and human dignity. Dee was presented with the medal at a ceremony Tuesday, April 18, at the Chancellor’s residence.
The Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement was first presented in 1967 on the occasion of Chancellor William P. Tolley’s 25th anniversary as chancellor. In the decades since, the medal has been given to individuals in honor of their extraordinary contributions to the University, to their areas of expertise and/or to the community.