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 Association Board of Directors reviews the nominees each year and, in a partnership with the Alumni Relations staff, selects each year's honorees. Honorees are then recognized during Homecoming along with Athletics Hall of Fame inductees.  

2020 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