National Alumni Board Announces 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

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Published Date: June 18, 2014

The National Alumni Board has announced its annual list of distinguished alumni. The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, who will be honored during a reception and dinner on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, are Bishop Daniel Flores, Douglas Lattner and John McCaa.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize University of Dallas alumni who have demonstrated sustained, distinguished accomplishment and contribution to any field of human endeavor. The award is the highest honor the university can bestow on an alumna or alumnus.

Bishop Daniel Flores leads the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville (Texas), a border town where 85 percent of the population is Catholic — the highest concentration in the United States. In his four years as bishop, Flores has devoted himself to multifaceted causes such as religious liberty, vocations and cultural diversity within the church. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Dallas in 1983 and a master's of divinity in 1987.

Retired chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Douglas Lattner's legacy at the Manhattan-based consulting firm includes being named one of 2005's "25 Most Influential Consultants" by Consulting Magazine. Active Dallas Catholics, Lattner and his wife, Vicky, are major supporters of the Bishop's Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries and co-chaired the Bishop Farrell Invitational golf tournament in 2013. Lattner earned a master's of business administration from the university in 1975.

A familiar face to many in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, WFAA news anchor John McCaa has been reporting the evening news for 30 years. A former president of the Press Club of Dallas, McCaa is also an active volunteer in Irving, hosting the Irving Schools Foundation "Breakfast with the Stars" for 11 years. He graduated from the University of Dallas with a master's in politics in 2002.

For ticket and event sponsorship information, contact Director of Alumni & Donor Relations Leah Looten at 972-721-5133, llooten@udallas.edu or visit alumni.udallas.edu/DistinguishedAlumniDinner. A significant portion of event proceeds will support scholarship opportunities for University of Dallas students.

While the majority of University of Dallas alumni reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, about a quarter live outside the United States. Approximately 30,000 alumni in more than 100 countries make up the university's vast network of support. For more information, visit alumni.udallas.edu.

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