Hiram “Hi” Lewis, BS’99, MEd’01, to receive Young Alumni Volunteer Award

Hiram “Hi” Lewis, BS’99, MEd’01, is the recipient of the 2015 Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Director’s Young Alumni Volunteer award.

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.