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Nomination Process for Alumni Awards is Underway

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Sacred Heart University is calling for nominations for the annual alumni awards that will be distributed at a luncheon during Homecoming Weekend in September

The University’s alumni demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their daily lives.  They use their knowledge, professional skills, creative talents and humanistic strengths to make a difference in their careers and communities. Many are deserving of the following awards.


Alumni Achievement Award
The Alumni Achievement Award is given to an individual who has made a significant and positive impact in a field or profession. This award is the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus.

Pioneer Award
The Pioneer Award is given to an individual who has made an impact through community service or other humanitarian efforts that reflect Sacred Heart’s mission.

Young Alumni Achievement Award
The Young Alumni Achievement Award is given to an individual who has graduated within the past 10 years and has made significant contributions to his or her profession or community in that short period of time.

Volunteer of the Year
The Volunteer of the Year Award is bestowed upon an alumnus in recognition of outstanding contribution or significant service within the Sacred Heart University community.

Faculty/Staff Award
The Alumni Faculty/Staff award is bestowed on an individual staff or faculty member who has demonstrated consistent dedication and superior service to the University and alumni community. The award is given to a current or retired University employee. Recipient need not be an alumnus.

College Alumni Leadership Awards
The College Alumni Leadership Awards are bestowed upon six outstanding individuals who matriculated from each respective college at Sacred Heart University.


Award nominees should hold a degree from Sacred Heart University (except for the Alumni Faculty/Staff Award) and must be present to receive the award at the Awards Luncheon at Homecoming in September.

Nomination Review & Process

Nominations will be accepted from any alumni of Sacred Heart University, the student body, faculty and staff. Self-nominations are welcome; nominators’ names will not be published.

Click here to nominate. Nominations must be received by Monday, June 30, 2016.

View the Profiles of our 2015 Alumni Award Honorees

View the list of past Alumni Awards Recipients