Awards

Dr. Trani received the following awards since assuming presidency of VCU on July 1, 1990.

2010

Honorary President of CIMS
The Center for Integrative Mediterranean Studies

2009

Lifetime Achievement Award, Excellence in Virginia Government Awards
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Virginia Commonwealth University

Distinción Abderramán III
Universidad de Córdoba

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree
Virginia Commonwealth University

Honorary Doctor of Science Degree
St. Petersburg University, Russia

2008

Neilson J. November Award for Community Service
Virginia Holocaust Museum

2007

President's Award for Excellence in Leadership
Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council

Woodrow Wilson Award for International Engagement
World Affairs Council

Richmond’s Most Powerful People (ranked No. 1)
STYLE Magazine

2006

Outstanding Italian/American in Education
Italian and American Business and Professional Società, Inc.

Dr. Richard B. Caspari Award
Richmond Area Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Community Leadership Award
Association of University Research Parks

2005

Crystal Ball, Special Honoree
Central Virginia Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation

2004

Person of the Year
Fifty Plus Magazine

2003

Hope Award
Central Virginia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Corporate Giant Award
Central Virginia Business Construction Association

2002

Community Service Award
Richmond Joint Engineers Council

1999

One of “The 100 Most Influential Richmonders of the Century"
STYLE Magazine

Biotechnology Leadership Award
Virginia Biotechnology Association

1998

Richmonder of the Year
Style Magazine

Flame Bearer of Education Award
The College Fund/UNCF

1996

Industrial Leadership Award
Greater Richmond Technology Council

1995

Richmond Humanitarian Award
National Conference of Christians and Jews

1994

Distinguished Leadership Award
National Association of Community Leadership

1992

Leadership and Achievement Award
Central Richmond Association