Many will remember Lewis as a quarterback and, later, graduate assistant coach for the Vanderbilt football team. He was a valuable member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, is an avid supporter for both the Commodore football and baseball programs, and is a great ambassador for the university. As a volunteer for the student-alumni series Opening Dores, he has shared his experience in commercial real estate and life after Vanderbilt with undergraduate students. He has also offered professional advice as a VUconnect career adviser.
“As a student-athlete, coach, volunteer, and Alumni Association director Hi has personified what it means to be Vanderbilt for Life,” says Jonathan Glasgow, BA’98, awards chair for the Alumni Association Board. “He is a staunch advocate and valuable volunteer for the university and I look forward to his continued involvement.”
The Young Alumni Volunteer Award is presented annually to an alumnus/alumna age 40 or under with a significant, sustained pattern of volunteer service to the university that has positively represented Vanderbilt and its mission.
Lewis will receive the award in a ceremony held in the fall during Reunion/Homecoming 2015.
The Alumni Association Board encourages alumni, faculty and staff to nominate deserving alumni for the Young Alumni Volunteer and other awards.