Alumni Awards

Recent Award Recipients

The Moses Brown Alumni Association Karin Morse ’79 Alumnus/a Service to Alma Mater Award

The Moses Brown Alumni Association Karin Morse ’79 Alumnus/a Service to Alma Mater Award recognizes an alumnus for outstanding service to Moses Brown School. His or her voluntary contributions have been long term, extend beyond the work of most volunteers, and speak to MB’s proud tradition of service to community.


Samuel M. Mencoff ’74

Sam has served on the Board of Trustees, has been active on committees, has attended countless class reunions and other major events, and has hosted events in Chicago and Newport. He has provided expertise, guidance and philanthropic support, and has served our school with distinction over nearly 45 years. Sam’s professional success, record of civic engagement and educational leadership as Chancellor of Brown University compliment his service to Moses Brown.

Sam is the founder and Co-CEO of Madison Dearborn
Partners (MDP) which invests in management buyout and other private equity transactions across a broad spectrum of industries. Prior to co-founding MDP, Sam was with First Chicago Venture Capital for 11 years. He has more than 32 years of experience in private equity investing with a particular focus on investments in the basic industries sector.

The Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award

The Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award honors a recent alumnus for outstanding accomplishments and service in his or her professional, personal, or civic life. His or her achievements inspire young alumni/ae and bring honor to Moses Brown.


Carlos Andrés Gómez ’00

Carlos is a Colombian American poet and the author of the memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood, released by Penguin Random House. Winner of the Atlanta Review International Poetry Prize, Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his work has appeared in the North American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Yale Review, CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape (Simon & Schuster, 2012), and elsewhere.

A star of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, TV One’s Verses and Flow, and Spike Lee’s #1 box office movie Inside Man with Denzel Washington, Carlos recently partnered with John Legend for Senior Orientation, a program to counteract bullying and champion inclusive masculinity among high school students. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.


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