Photo: Dorothy Alexander
Photo: Dorothy Alexander

Architect TOD WILLIAMS ’65 *67 and his wife and professional partner Billie Tsien received the National Medal of Arts in July. The citation hailed “their deliberate and inspired designs ... and their teaching and spirit of service.” Their firm, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, designed Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, currently under construction next to the Engineering Quadrangle.

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CHERYL LAFLEUR ’75, a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission since 2010, took the helm as chairwoman in July. Her term as chair runs through next April.

The American Foreign Service Association awarded the William R. Rivkin Award for Constructive Dissent to DAVID HOLMES *02 in June. The award recognizes demonstrations of intellectual courage to challenge the system from within. Holmes, who served overseas tours in Afghanistan and India, sought to address bureaucratic divisions within the South Asian region of the U.S. State Department.

MARK A. MILLEY ’80 was promoted to four-star general in August and installed as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command, headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C.