Nine alumni from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will receive the college’s 2023 annual alumni awards at a celebration in April, including two from the School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics. This group of alumni is comprised of researchers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and public servants who have had impressive impact on their fields and communities.

LAS Alumni Achievement Award

T. Markus Funk (BA, '91, Germanic languages and literatures; BS, '92, business administration)

T. Markus Funk is a partner in the international law firm Perkins Coie and teaches law at institutions including Oxford University, Northwestern, and the University of Chicago. He previously was a federal prosecutor and served with the U.S. Department of State.

LAS Distinguished Service Award

Douglas H. Hoffman (BA, '75, religious studies)

Douglas H. Hoffman has retired from a dual-faceted career as both a member of and an employee of Cboe Global Markets (formerly known as the Chicago Board Options Exchange). He is an active volunteer with the Program for Jewish Culture & Society, serving since 2016 as the first chair of the program’s advisory council.  

Trish Barker

Editor's note: A version of this story first appeared on the College of LAS website.