The University of Redlands has named Collin Tong ( Thailand 1968-69) the recipient of its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Service Award for outstanding achievement in public service. Past recipients include the late U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher and CBS News White House correspondent Robert Pierpoint, both U of R alumni. President James R. Appleton will confer the award at a special Presidential convocation on Oct. 20, during Homecoming weekend. Collin is a Seattle-based freelance journalist and contributing writer for Crosscut Public Media and the New York Times. Collin is the coauthor of a forthcoming book, Profiles in Caregiving: Journeys with Alzheimer’s Disease.