Humanitarian STAR Awards

2017  Awardees

The distinguished winners of the 2017 Rotary Humanitarian STAR Awards stand above the rest. Each of these individuals has done something that advances the cause of humanity greatly.

Lifetime Achievement
2017 Award Winner

William “Bill” Patzert; Ph.D.

Research scientist in Oceanography at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Acceptance Speech

Health and Medical
2017 Award Winner

Kimberly A. Shriner, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Director, Founder, The Phil Simon Clinic

Acceptance Speech

Knowledge Sharing
2017 Award Winner

Denise McCain-Tharnstrom, Ph.D

Denise McCain – Tharnstrom, Ph.D

Executive Director – Our Children LA

Acceptance Speach

Environmental Improvement
2017 Award Winner

Frances H. Arnold, PH.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry; Director, Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center
Nominated by: Sandra Ell, Investment Consultant; Chief Investment Officer Emeritus, Caltech

Acceptance Speach

Disaster Relief and Recovery
2017 Award Winner

Sam Bloch

Founder of Communitere International

Acceptance Speach

Jim Lux

Telecommunications Specialist V at JPL

Acceptance Speach