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Lifetime Achievement Award

2018

Lionel Richie

Humanitarian
Award-Winning Musician, Singer/Songwriter

Lionel Richie, a native of Tuskegee, Alabama will receive the 2018 IQLA Lifetime Achievement Award, a special honor reserved for individuals whose character, professional achievements and humanitarian outreach have brought distinguished recognition to Auburn University and/or the state of Alabama and beyond

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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.

Tim and Kim Hudson

2017

Tim and Kim Hudson

Philantrhopist
Retired MLB All Star pitcher (Tim) and Attorney (Kim)
Heman Edward and Elza Eliza Stewart

2016

Heman Edward and Elza Eliza Stewart Drummond Family

Business Leaders and Philanthropists

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