Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

The Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Association has presented awards to honor alumni and friends of the University since 1987. Through our annual Alumni Awards program, we honor our most notable alumni for their professional and personal achievements which have made a significant impact in their field, and whose life and character have earned the respect and admiration of their peers and professional colleagues. The awards program also acknowledges the volunteer/civic contributions made to the community by our alumni. The awards program seeks to recognize individuals who, through their leadership and vision, exemplify the Franciscan values and the mission of the University.

Our Franciscan values:
  • Creating a caring community
  • Showing compassion
  • Reverencing all of creation
  • Making peace

Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement

This award acknowledges the accomplishments in the candidate's professional career and is intended to recognize both accomplishments in leadership and in the field, which have earned respect and admiration of their professional colleagues and brings honor to Cardinal Stritch University.

Award Criteria:
  • Candidate has achieved an exceptional level of prominence in his / her field that brings credit to him / her and the University (to be evaluated through career accomplishments)
  • Demonstrated leadership in his/her pursuit of success
  • The candidate has been proactive in becoming involved in alumni activities
  • Candidate will be evaluated on the impact of contributions (professional / community) in relation to the years since graduation
Other:
  • Candidate must be able to accept the alumni award in person
  • Candidate must be a graduate of Stritch

Graduate of the Last Decade Alumni Award

This award recognizes alumni who received their degree from Cardinal Stritch University within the last 10 years. Candidates will demonstrate outstanding achievements in both their professional background and in their volunteer / civic involvement.

Award Criteria:
  • Candidate has received a degree within the past 10 years from Stritch
  • Candidate has achieved an exceptional level of prominence in his/her field that brings credit to him / her and the University
  • The service has been sustained over an extended period of time (or if short term, the service been extraordinarily original or highly valuable)
  • The candidate has been proactive in becoming involved in alumni activities
  • Candidate will be evaluated on the impact of contributions (professional / community) in relation to the years since graduation
Other:
  • Candidate must be able to accept the alumni award in person
  • Candidate must be a graduate of Stritch and must have earned a degree from the University no more than 10 years prior to date of nomination

Spirit of St. Francis Service Award: Alumni Service

This award acknowledges and encourages service to the University and the community. The candidate will demonstrate outstanding achievements / long-term commitment in supporting their local community through volunteer / civic involvement and service to Cardinal Stritch University through volunteer activities.

Award Criteria:
  • Demonstrates ideals that exemplify tradition of service at Stritch, mission and community involvement
  • Lives a life reflective of the Franciscan spirit and Christian ideals taught by Stritch
  • Makes significant humanitarian contributions to the community / University
  • Shows leadership in civic / religious affairs and/or to the University
  • Furthers the welfare of culturally and ethnically diverse groups in his / her community
Other:
  • Candidate must be able to accept the alumni award in person
  • Candidate must be a graduate of Stritch

Spirit of St. Francis Service Award: University Supporter

This award acknowledges and encourages service to the University. The non-graduate candidate will demonstrate outstanding achievements / long-term commitment in supporting Cardinal Stritch University with great distinction and service.

Award Criteria:
  • Demonstrates ideals that exemplify tradition of service at Stritch, mission and community involvement
  • Lives a life reflective of the Franciscan spirit and Christian ideals taught by Stritch
  • Makes significant contributions to the University
  • Shows leadership in his / her service to Stritch
Other:
  • Candidate must be able to accept the alumni award in person
  • Candidate is a non-graduate of Stritch
  • Candidate must have served Stritch in a leadership capacity: (ex. Board of Trustees, Advisory Boards, etc.)

The Mother Bartholomew, OSF Lifetime Achievement Award

In honor of the legacy of Mother Bartholomew, this award acknowledges alumni who have completed at least 25 years of their professional career or retired from their lifelong profession. They have achieved exceptional success in their profession and have contributed significantly to the advancement and leadership of noteworthy civic, philanthropic, or service organizations for many years. Their lifelong achievement has brought them significant professional and volunteer recognition and has set a standard of excellence to which others may aspire.

Award Criteria:
  • Candidate has received a degree from Cardinal Stritch University
  • Candidate has achieved an exceptional level of prominence in his/her field
  • Demonstrated community service over the span of his / her lifetime
  • Candidate has been actively involved in alumni activity during his/her lifetime and supports the University's mission
Other:
  • Candidate must be able to accept the alumni award in person
  • Candidate must be a graduate of Stritch
If you have any questions regarding our awards program, please contact us at alumni@stritch.edu or at 414-410-4544.

Now accepting nominations for the 2018 Alumni Awards

The Nominations and Awards committee of the Alumni Board is currently seeking alumni award nominations for the annual Alumni Awards program to be held June 9, 2018. See the Award Categories above for specific award criteria. Submit a nomination form online. Please contact Michelle Goulais, '10, manager of alumni engagement, with any questions related to the awards program at mlgoulais1@stritch.edu


2017 Alumni Awards Event

This signature event highlighted the outstanding accomplishments of our 2017 alumni award recipients and athletic hall of fame honorees.  In June 2017 we celebrated Stritch alumni pride, and paid special tribute to the class of 1967 as they were inducted into the Jubilarian Society. Photos of our awardees and Jubilarians are below. Photo credit: Cassie Sippel, '13.

2017 Alumni Award Recipients

The Graduate of the Last Decade Award
Dr. Eve Hall, ’09
Ph.D. Leadership for the Advancement of Learning & Service

Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement
Dr. Vicki Martin, ’84
M.S. Management

Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement
Dr. Virginia Stoffel, ’07
Ph.D. Leadership for the Advancement of Learning & Service

Spirit of St. Francis Service Award: University Supporter
Dr. Darienne Driver

The Mother Bartholomew, OSF Lifetime Achievement Award
Sr. Ladonna Woerdeman, OSF, ’67
B.A. Home Economics


2017 Athletic Hall of Fame Honorees

The Cardinal Stritch University Athletic Hall of Fame honors former student-athletes, coaches, and friends who have made significant contributions to the athletics programs at Stritch, whether on the playing field or from the sidelines.

Sr. Mary Lea Schneider
President Emerita
Staunch supporter of Stritch Athletics

Michelle Stelloh, ’12
B.S. Education
Women's Basketball 3rd all-time leading scorer with 1,576 points

Trey Triplett, ’10
B.A. Sport Management
Men's Basketball all-time leading scorer with 2,210 points
 

Past Alumni Award Winners

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