Maynard SPMJ Grad Awarded Distinguished Alumni Service Award

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MIJE Staff
November 7, 2012

Collin TongThe University of Redlands, conferred its highest honor, the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Service Award, on Collin Tong, Maynard SPMJ grad '76, at its annual presidential convocation during Homecoming last month. 

"Collin believes that people are all interconnected and once we get to know each other our kinship outweighs our differences. He has followed this philosophy to impact the world around him and create positive change."

- From the Award Citiation

It was an expected recognition, which he dedicated to the memory of his late wife, Linda, who died of Alzheimer's Disease last year.  It was also his 45th class reunion. 

Collin, a Seattle-based freelance journalist and contributing writer for Crosscut Public Media and the New York Times, is coauthor [with Susan Rava] of a forthcoming new book, Profiles in Caregiving: Journeys with Alzheimer's Disease, an anthology of original essays by 17 contributing writers.  CBS News correspondent, Barry Petersen, is among the contributors.  All royalties will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.



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