St. Edward’s University seeks to recognize alumni who live out the mission of the university and in doing so, make outstanding contributions to their professional, civic, and religious communities.

The Alumni Board of Directors reviews the nominees each year and, in a partnership with the Alumni and Parent Programs staff, selects each year's honorees. Honorees are then recognized during Homecoming.  

2019 Alumni Award Honorees

Past Alumni Award Honorees

Distinguished Alumni Award

This award is given at Homecoming and is granted to an alumnus/alumna based on the following criteria:

  • Professional excellence and substantial contributions to his/her profession
  • Substantial community service contributions
  • Exemplifies leadership and ethical standards
  • Record of continued support to the university and its programs
  • Graduated more than 20 years ago
Alumni Achievement Award

This award is given at Homecoming and is granted to an alumnus/alumna based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated potential for professional excellence and contributions to his/her profession
  • Contributes to his/her community
  • Exemplifies leadership and ethical standards
  • Record of continued support to the university and its programs as an alumnus/alumna
  • Alumni are eligible five years after graduation
Alumni Service Award

This award is given at Homecoming and is granted to an alumnus/alumna based on the following criteria:

  • Extraordinary ongoing service to the Alumni Association
  • Exemplifies leadership and ethical standards
  • Proud and loyal ambassador for St. Edward’s University
  • Record of continued support to the university and its programs as an alumnus/alumna
  • Lives out the mission of St. Edward’s University

Eligible nominees must have completed their education at St. Edward’s University or St. Edward’s High School. Awards may not be presented posthumously. Nominees must have demonstrated support of St. Edward’s University since graduation, for example: volunteering on a recognized board or committee of St. Edward’s, volunteering on campus as a guest speaker, serving as an Admission volunteer, providing financial support to the institution, accomplishing significant success that adds to the national reputation of the school, or supporting student or alumni career and professional development, etc.

2020 St. Edward’s Alumni Award Nomination Form

Nominations are welcome until July 31, 2019. Please carefully read the nomination requirements before submitting an entry for consideration. Note: awardees will be notified by phone call and email; due to high call volume, please refrain from calling the office to inquire about a nomination status.