Robert Bruner, dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award upon nomination by the Stonewall Jackson Area Council and the Boy Scouts of America. The award is granted to Eagle Scouts who, after 25 years, have distinguished themselves in their life’s work and who have shared their talents with their communities on a voluntary basis.
The Boy Scouts of America press release cites Bruner for having distinguished himself “through his long and tenured career in higher education. … His reach not only extends nationally, but globally through his teaching and research in finance and management at the University of Virginia. He continues to play an integral part in community and volunteer service to the greater Charlottesville area.”
Since 1969, when the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award was implemented, only 1,850 nominations have been approved out of the two million recipients of the Eagle Scout rank. Bruner is the fourth person to receive this award in Central Virginia.
Among the notable persons who have received the award are: President Gerald R. Ford, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, Ross Perot, Steve Fosset, Steven Spielberg and astronaut Neil Armstrong. All members of the selection committee are recipients of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
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