Each year, UD alumni are recognized for their achievements in their communities or while on campus at the University of Dubuque. Nominations are reviewed and voted on by the Alumni Board and the awards are presented at Homecoming. There are 5 award areas: Alumni of Distinction, Professional Achievement, Volunteer Recognition, Award of Merit, and Service to Community. A description and criteria for each award is listed below.
Alumni of Distinction Award
Awarded to a graduate who has distinguished himself/herself in service to the whole church and/or the world; has characterized or exemplified the academic, physical, and spiritual growth we hold as goals in life of a University of Dubuque student; and has displayed loyalty and interested concern for the University of Dubuque and its future.
Professional Achievement Award
Awarded to any graduate after 15 years of graduation for significant contribution of achievement in his/her chosen professional field. To be considered for this award, the alumnus/alumna will have demonstrated a clear commitment to excellence in his/her career. This person will have achieved visible public recognition, achievement, and leadership, which reflect positively on the University’s vision.
Volunteer Recognition Award
Awarded to University of Dubuque graduates for outstanding contributions to the University of Dubuque in a volunteer capacity.
Award of Merit
Awarded to a graduate within 15 years of graduation for significant accomplishments in business or professional life. The award winner will have demonstrated a clear commitment to excellence in their careers, and through their careers have achieved visible public recognition, achievement, and leadership, which reflect positively on the University’s vision.
Service to Community Award
Awarded to an alumnus/alumna who has demonstrated a clear commitment to serving the community through notable volunteerism, an outstanding act of selflessness, or a pattern of service to humanitarian efforts or causes.