Alumni Awards

Honoring Our Distinguished Alumni

Each year, the University of Saint Francis community comes together to celebrate its distinguished alumni and friends. Recipients of our Alumni Award categories share one common trait: they exemplify the university’s mission, values, and spirit in the ways their lives touch and serve others.

Categories include:

  • Distinguished Alumnus(a) Award
  • Distinguished Young Alumnus(a) Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Honorary Alumnus(a) Award
  • Cougar Spirit Award

Nominate a Distinguished Alumnus or Alumna.

Awards Criteria

Recipients Shall:

  1. Have attained prominence through their professional accomplishments in religion, commerce, industry, technology, the arts, education, government, or other worthy endeavors;
  2. Be persons of such integrity, stature, and demonstrated ability that the faculty, staff, students, and alumni will take pride in and be inspired by their recognition;
  3. Have a record of accomplishments impressive to the citizens of the nominee’s communities;
  4. Reflect, by their deeds, the importance of their education, pride in their alma mater, and demonstrated loyalty to the University of Saint Francis;
  5. Have demonstrated an interest in and support of the university, the Alumni Association, and its activities;
  6. In all other than the Honorary Alumnus award: Have graduated from any of the five schools under the Saint Francis umbrella, including:
    • Saint Francis College
    • Lutheran College of Health Professions
    • Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing
    • Saint Joseph Hospital School of Nursing
    • University of Saint Francis
  7. Distinguished Young Alumnus(a) award will have graduated from Saint Francis during the past five years.
  8. Cougar Spirit Award will be an alumnus who champions the university through their time, talent, and/or treasure.

Athletics Hall of Fame

Each year, Saint Francis Athletics recognizes outstanding Cougar athletes who have demonstrated leadership, sportsmanship, commitment, and determination as recognized by their teammates, coaches, and the Cougar community.

Take a look at the full roster of the Saint Francis Cougar Hall of Fame.