Achievement Awards

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.

Alumnus/Alumna 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. Previous Winners

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. Previous Winners

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. Previous Winners

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. Previous Winners

Veterans Award for Distinguished Service

Awarded to an alumnus or alumna veteran who has made a positive impact on their local, national, international or veteran community, the University, or through their military service. To be eligible, the nominee must be a person who served in the military and who received an Honorable Discharge. In general, includes someone that served as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and the equivalent reserve component or as a commissioned officer of the Public Health Service, the Environmental Science Services Administration or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. When submitting the nomination for this award, please reference the dates of service and rank of the nominee for this recognition. Previous Winners

Volunteer Recognition Award

Awarded to University of Dubuque graduates for outstanding contributions to the University of Dubuque in a volunteer capacity. Previous Winners