Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Award Criteria

Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award must be graduates of the University who:

  • Have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession, thus bringing honor to the University
  • May or may not have been involved in University activities

Historical Recipients:

  • 2005 Jim Padilla, '69, '70
  • 2006 John '79 and Nancy '83 Kennedy
  • 2007 Elmore Leonard '50
  • 2008 Emil Brolick '69, '72
  • 2009 Charlie Rutherford '53, '57
  • 2010 Maureen A. Fay, OP, Ph.D. '66

The Founders Award

Award Criteria


Recipients of the Founder’s Award may or may not be graduates of the University who have met some or all of the following:

  • Demonstrated involvement/leadership within their communities
  • Displayed compassion for and commitment to their fellow human beings as they reach out to assist and improve the condition of humanity
  • Helped others or have influenced society’s response to a particular concern
  • Distinguished him/herself through achievements in their particular field or endeavor

Historical Recipients

  • 2005 Tom Angott '49
  • 2006 Bill Young '64
  • 2007 Tom Denomme '61
  • 2008 Dick Kughn
  • 2009 John Lobbia '64
  • 2010 Warren Loranger

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