Alumni Awards

Sacred Heart University alumni demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their daily lives. They use their knowledge, professional skills, creative talents and humanistic strengths to make a difference in their careers and communities. Many are deserving of these awards.

Save the Date for the 2017 Alumni Awards Ceremony: September 29, 2017

Online nominations for the 2017 Alumni Award are closed. Contact the Office for Alumni Engagement at 203-365-7671 or alumni@sacredheart.edu with any questions.

Awards

Alumni Achievement Award
The Alumni Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus by the Alumni Association. It recognizes achievement of an exceptional nature throughout a person's career in their chose fields of endeavor and/or in their service to society.  

Pioneer Award
The Pioneer Award is rooted in Sacred Heart's mission to educate the whole person while preparing students to lead and serve in the world today. The Award honors an alumnus that personifies Sacred Heart values through outstanding vocational achievement that makes a profound difference in the lives of others.

Emerging Leader Award
Emerging Leader Award is given to an individual who has graduated within the past 15 years and has made significant contributions to his or her profession and community.

Young Alumni Achievement Award
The Young Alumni Achievement Award is given to an individual who has graduated within the past 5 years and has made significant contributions to his or her profession and community in that short period of time.

Volunteer of the Year
The Volunteer of the Year Award is bestowed upon an alumnus/alumna in recognition of outstanding contribution or significant service within the Sacred Heart University community or in their own community which reflect the mission of Sacred Heart University.

Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award
The Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award is bestowed on a current or retired faculty or staff who has demonstrated extraordinary contributions to the University community as an educator and/or by enhancing student experience. 

Pioneer Club Athletic Alumni Award
The Pioneer Club Athletic Alumni Award is bestowed upon an athletic alumnus/alumna who has demonstrated exceptional character, commitment, and leadership while attending Sacred Heart University and after graduation. The award honors an individual who has remained connected to their athletic program and continues to make a positive impact on Sacred Heart University Athletics.

Academic Leadership Awards (by College)
The Academic College Alumni Leadership Awards are given to individuals who excel in careers relating to their field of undergraduate study. They use their knowledge, professional skills, creative talents, and humanistic strengths to make a difference in their careers and communities.

Criteria

Award nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a degree from Sacred Heart University (except for the Alumni Faculty/Staff Award)
  • Award winners must be present to receive the award at the Awards Luncheon at Homecoming in the fall

Nomination Review & Process

Nominations for the Awards will be accepted from any alumni of Sacred Heart University, the student body, faculty, and staff of the University. Self-nominations are welcome. Names of nominators will not be published.

The deadline for the 2017 Alumni Awards nominations is March 31. The University and Alumni Association Board of Directors will review the nominations in April and will notify award recipients in May.

View the Alumni Awards Recipients