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

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

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: Chuck Perrin ’69

2016: Chuck Perrin ’69

Lauck Award

For his success as a musician and dedication to bringing music to his community, Chuck Perrin ’69 was honored with the 2016 Rev. Anthony J. Lauck, C.S.C., Award.  Read More

2016 Honorary Alumnus

2016 Honorary Alumnus

HONoRARY ALUMNUs Award

For his nearly five decades of serving drinks and conversation at the Morris Inn, Patrick Murphy — universally known as Murf — has been named an honorary alumnus Read More

2016 Outstanding Educator Award

2016 Outstanding Educator Award

oUtSTANDING Educator Award

With this award, John Titterton '91 is honored for his dedication to educating students and service to his school and profession. Read More

2016: Ambassador Thomas E. McNamara ’64 M.A.

2016: Ambassador Thomas E. McNamara ’64 M.A.

Cavanaugh Award

In recognition of his years of dedicated public service and commitment to keeping the world safe through diplomacy, Ambassador Thomas E. McNamara ’64 M.A. is presented with the 2016 Cavanaugh Award. Read More

2016: Col. Martin Mahrt ’55

2016: Col. Martin Mahrt ’55

Corby Award

In recognition of his decades of distinguished military service in the United States Air Force, Col. Martin Mahrt ’55 is honored with this award.  Read More

2016: Joe Échelle ’62

2016: Joe Échelle ’62

Foster Award

For his pioneering spirit to bring soccer to Notre Dame and help it spread throughout the United States, Joe Échelle ’62 is honored with the 2016 Harvey G. Foster Award.  Read More