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 celebration, 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.


Information on the 2020 Alumni Awards ceremony will be shared soon.


Award Categories

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.
Graduate of the Last Decade 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.
Spirit of St. Francis 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.
Spirit of St. Francis 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.
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.

Our Franciscan Values: 

   Creating a caring community
   Showing compassion
   Reverencing all of creation
   Making peace

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