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Lifetime Achievement Award

2016

Heman Edward and Elza Eliza Stewart Drummond Family

Business Leaders and Philanthropists

The roots of the Drummond family legacy can be traced back to 1935 when H.E. Drummond secured a $300 loan from the local bank in Walker County, Alabama to begin a coal mining operation on land inherited from his mother. From its modest beginnings as a local supplier of coal in Northwest Alabama, the family-owned Drummond Company has grown into a multi-billion dollar private corporation based in Birmingham, Alabama that is a global leader in the production of coal and coal based derivatives, as well as oil and real estate.

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International Quality of Life Awards Prior Lifetime Achievement Recipients

The College of Human Sciences, upon occasion, bestows the Lifetime Achievement Award to outstanding individuals who have achieved success in their chosen professions and brought honor to the State of Alabama and/or Auburn University.

2015

Charles W. Barkley

Basketball Legend
& Emmy Award-winning Sports Analyst

2014

The Honorable
Spencer Bachus

U.S. Congressman Alabama's 6th District

2013

Tim Cook

CEO, Apple Inc.

2012

Jimmy & Chris Pursell

Philanthropists & Entrepreneurs

2011

Olivia Bouler

Youth in Action Humanitarian Award

2010

Alabama Governor
Bob Riley
& First Lady Patsy Riley

2008

Emmylou Harris

Legendary Musical Artist

2006

Nancy Lopez Night

Legendary Professional Golfer

2004

Jim Rogers

Investor and Author

2002

Samuel "Sambo" Mockbee

Founder, Auburn University Rural Studio

2001

Winton M. "Red" & Carolyn Self Blount

Alabama Philanthropists

2000

J. Smith Lanier, II & Elizabeth Walker Lanier

J. Smith Lanier & Co.

1999

Elena Diaz-Verson Amos

Philanthropist and Humanitarian

1998

Vincent E. "Bo" Jackson

Humanitarian & Professional Athlete