2022 Heritage Awards

Anthony Anderson, A&S 1976
Mr. Anderson graduated from the Krieger School with a bachelor’s degree in international relations, and went on to get his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. After serving as an attorney and advisor for the Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Mr. Anderson became a partner at Eckert Seamans. Since 2001, he has been a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP, where he has been a legal advisor to the nation’s largest transit systems and provides guidance related to project development, proposal review, bid protests, contract negations, and labor protection. Mr. Anderson has been an active volunteer and donor throughout his 45-year tenure as an alumnus, serving on nearly all of his reunion committees and often leading the class’s fundraising efforts. He has served as a volunteer on the Krieger School’s Second Decade Society, the Dean’s Advisory Board, and most recently has risen to the role of vice-chair of the University Board of Trustees. He has matched his volunteer commitment with continuous philanthropic support. He is a long-time supporter of undergraduate financial aid and has established the Gloria M. Anderson Scholarship in honor of his mother. He was an early participant in the Baltimore Scholars program, pledging financial support to defray the expenses for students coming to Johns Hopkins from Baltimore public high schools.

Diane Becker, Nurs 1964, 1978, BSPH 1979, 1984 
Dr. Becker was a 1964 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing and completed a Master of Public Health in 1979 and a Doctor of Science in health policy and management in 1984 at the School of Public Health. In 1987, she was the first nurse to receive a primary academic appointment in the School of Medicine, in the Department of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School Department of Health Policy and Management. With her colleague and husband, Lewis Becker, a professor in the Department of Medicine Division of Cardiology, she founded the Johns Hopkins Sibling and Family Heart Study (now known as GeneSTAR). This family study has been collecting data over 35 years to investigate genetic and lifestyle risk factors for early heart disease and continues to produce new knowledge. Diane was also a founding member of the Heart, Body, and Soul program. Established out of a partnership between CURE (Clergy United for Renewal in East Baltimore) and Johns Hopkins, Heart, Body, and Soul, Inc. continues to ensure that the East Baltimore community has a voice for all community health initiatives whether the focus is on research, education or service. A passionate supporter of the Johns Hopkins Nursing Alumni Association, Dr. Becker worked with some 100 classmates to raise over $500,000 to fund the Class of 1964 Terrace as part of an expansion to the School of Nursing’s Anne M. Pinkard Building. Dr. Becker was a distinguished nurse researcher and mentor, and a trailblazer for the nursing profession. She leaves a great legacy as a role model to all the alumni and students she touched throughout the years.

William Clarke, III, BSPH Advisory Board
William C. Clarke, III, is on the BSPH Health Advisory Board Member and is Founder and President, Osprey Foundation.  William (Bill) C. Clarke, III has devoted a tremendous amount of time, energy, and resources to the success of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a passionate advocate for public health, focusing on clean water, improved sanitation, clean cookstoves and interfaith thinking around the world.  Through visionary philanthropy, Bill has provided resources that allow the Bloomberg School to conduct research that creates sustainable, scalable solutions for domestic, agricultural, and industrial water challenges. Bill is one of the School’s most generous non-alumni donors; he established the Abel Wolman Professorship in Water and Public Health in partnership with the State of Maryland in 2015. Bill is a keen listener who is open to hearing the most critical needs of organizations in which he invests. For example, the leadership of the Bloomberg School transformed its PhD funding model and expressed urgent needs for additional philanthropic support. Bill responded with a commitment that enables us to attract and fund new scholars focused on health equity and social justice across all the School’s departments.  Bill has served on the Bloomberg School’s Health Advisory Board since 2013. In this role, he repeatedly provides insightful and wise counsel, often nudging the Dean, Board and the School to address challenges in innovative ways. Bill has an intense personal dedication to creating equity and promoting wellbeing in Baltimore and around the world. It is this dedication that has motivated his exceptional commitment to the University and its mission.  

Sally Shelton-Colby, SAIS 1967, 1968
Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby has a long and rich history of supporting SAIS through not only her philanthropy but also her efforts at connecting individuals back to the institution – organizing reunions, participating in events as a distinguished alumna, and serving as a longtime co-chair of the SAIS Legacy Circle, the School’s planned giving society. Amb. Shleton-Colby is generous with her time and meets throughout the year to discuss strategy for faculty events, stewardship activities, and ways to raise the institution’s profile in DC and globally. She is a leader who is committed to education across all three campuses, but experienced both SAIS Europe and DC. Amb. Shelton-Colby has held a number of senior positions in the public, corporate, and non-profit sectors and in international organizations. She has been Deputy Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France; Assistant Administrator for Global Programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development; U.S. Ambassador to Grenada, Barbados, and several other Eastern Caribbean countries; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America; and Legislative Assistant to Senator (later Secretary of the Treasury) Lloyd Bentsen. She was Vice President of Bankers Trust Co., where she was responsible for managing the bank’s political risk in developing countries during the third world debt crisis of the 1980s. Amb. Shelton-Colby has served on several non- profit boards, including the National Endowment for Democracy and the National Democratic Institute. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the Institut des Sciences Politiques in Paris.