Nominees sought for alumni awards

Thursday, November 8, 2012 8:25:00 PM

The Alumni Association’s Nominations and Awards Committee is seeking alumni award nominations through Nov. 30 for the annual Alumni Awards program to be held April 24, 2013. 

Through its annual Alumni Awards program, Stritch honors its 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 seeks to recognize individuals who, through their leadership and vision, exemplify the Franciscan values and the mission of the University in transforming lives.

Alumni Awards

Below are the award categories that the committee is seeking nominations for. More information, including the nomination form can be found by visiting the alumni awards page.

Award Categories

Award nominees should have graduated from Stritch (either in graduate or undergraduate programs).

Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to Stritch – This award recognizes an individual who personifies the Franciscan values through leadership, volunteerism and service to Cardinal Stritch University.

Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement – This award recognizes an individual who has merited recognition, and thus brought honor to Cardinal Stritch University through their professional achievements, which have made a significant impact in their field and whose life and character have earned the respect and admiration of their professional colleagues. 

Spirit of St. Francis Distinguished Alumni Award for Community Service – This award honors an individual who has performed exemplary volunteerism and leadership while serving his or her community.

G.O.L.D. Alumni Award (Graduate of the Last Decade):

This award recognizes alumni who received their degree from Cardinal Stritch University within the last 10 years. Criteria:

  • Individuals who have distinguished themselves through early excellence in their professions, service to their community and/or service to Stritch;
  • Individuals whose achievements have brought honor to their service organizations;
  • Individuals who have graduated from Stritch 10 or fewer years prior to nomination;

One award recipient will be chosen for both the undergraduate and graduate level for the G.O.L.D. award.

Nominations are due by Friday, Nov. 30. Please contact Joel Cencius, ’06, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, with any questions related to the awards program. Joel can be reached at (414) 410-4203 or