ACP member since 1971
The Chapter Centennial Legacy Award celebrates ACP's centennial by recognizing one influential chapter member who served the chapter and made a significant impact on the chapter's viability. The award winner should exemplify ACP's core values, including leadership, excellence, respect, compassion, professionalism, and responsibility.
Clifton R. Cleaveland, MD, MACP is a professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and has authored two books. He served ACP as president from 1994-1995, and as governor of the Tennessee chapter from 1981-1985. He initiated and continues to support the Tennessee Chapter Annual reading retreat, which began 25 years ago. Dr. Cleaveland received the Tennessee Chapter Laureate Award in 1995, and in 2001 received the Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award. He was named a Master of the College (MACP) in 1995.