NFF Selects Alpha Chi Rho’s Archie Roberts for 2011 Distinguished American Award
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame has chosen Dr. Archie Roberts, a member of Alpha Chi Rho from Columbia University, as its 2011 recipient of the organization's Distinguished American Award. The NFF first bestowed the award in 1966 and Roberts, a prominent heart surgeon, is the 40th recipient of the award. After performing over 4,000 open-heart surgeries, he retired as an active surgeon in 1997 and founded the Living Heart Foundation near his hometown of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Roberts will receive his award at the NFF's 54th annual awards dinner on December 6th at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.