Alumni Association Awards

About the Alumni Association Awards

Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C., founded the University of Notre Dame with the intention that it would become “one of the most powerful means for doing good in this country.” And every day, our alumni, parents, and friends work to make his vision a reality. The Notre Dame Alumni Association is dedicated to honoring these outstanding achievements of our graduates, faculty, staff, and extended family. Our awards are in six categories where the University encourages excellence: The Arts, Athletics, Service to the Alumni Association, Service to Country, Service to Humanity, Service to the University.

The Alumni Association asks for award nominations three times a year.  Alumni, parents, and friends may submit nominations.  To see the individual award nomination period, go to the Award Types drop down menu above.

Recent Award Recipients

2017: Cindy Parseghian ’77

2017: Cindy Parseghian ’77

Sorin Award

For her years of selfless, dedicated service to Notre Dame and to those struggling with rare diseases, Cindy Parseghian ’77 has received the prestigious 2017 Rev. Edward Frederick Sorin, C.S.C., Award from the Notre Dame Alumni Association. Read More

2017: James E. Coolahan, Jr. '71

2017: James E. Coolahan, Jr. '71

Putz Award

With this award, James E. Coolahan, Jr. ’71 is honored for his continued commitment and service to Our Lady’s University, the Catholic Church, and Catholic education. Read More

2017: John P. May, M.D. '84

2017: John P. May, M.D. '84

Dooley Award

For his dedication to providing medical care to prisoners around the world, John P. May, M.D. ’84 is presented with the 2017 Dr. Thomas A. Dooley Award. Read More

2017: Thomas Suddes '71

2017: Thomas Suddes '71

ARMSTRONG Award

With this award, the late Tom Suddes ’71 is recognized for his distinguished service to Notre Dame through his leadership at the University and his commitment to student boxers and the Bengal Bouts. Read More

2017: Mitch and Marie Budson

2017: Mitch and Marie Budson

Sexton Award

With this award, Mitch and Marie Budzon are recognized for their spirit and devotion for Notre Dame and for helping to establish and grow the Notre Dame Club of The Villages in Florida. Read More

2017: Richard Ryans '79

2017: Richard Ryans '79

Volunteer of the Year Award

In recognition of his years of dedicated service to the University of Notre Dame and especially its diverse alumni and students, Richard Ryans ’79 was presented with the Notre Dame Alumni Association’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year award. Read More

2016: Bradley Grabs ’92

2016: Bradley Grabs ’92

Reynolds Award

For his dedication to serving children in need, Bradley Grabs ’92 was presented with the 2016 William D. Reynolds Award.  Read More

2016: Gene Bertoncini ’59

2016: Gene Bertoncini ’59

Harvey Award

In recognition of his distinguished work as a jazz musician, Gene Bertoncini ’59 was honored with the 2016 Rev. Arthur S. Harvey, C.S.C., Award. Read More