ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARDS
Each year the Alumni Association Board give several awards to alumni and long-time university supporters. These awards will be given out during the All-Alumni Dinner at Homecoming @ Reunion each fall.
If you know an alumnus/a who has done exceptional work in their field or for the University or would like to self-nominate, please submit a letter/nomination. Thank you!
Congratulations to the 2018 Recipients
Susan Whealler Johnston ’07 L.H.D.
Talcott Cross Award – The oldest Rockford University award, the Talcott Cross is awarded to an Alumna for her constancy, devotion and a long history of meritorious service to Rockford University. One award may be given each year.
John McNamara ’89 LL.D.
Karl C. Williams Award – Presented to an Alumnus for his constancy, devotion and a long history of meritorious service to Rockford University. One award may be given each year.
Courtney Geiger ’02, Kathy Hackwith Groth ’72, Brooke Larson Moore ’01
Award of Distinction – Given to Alumni for fulfilling the ideals of Rockford University and bringing honor and esteem to the University in one or more of the following ways; through their vision, dedication, and initiative in a purposeful endeavor; by their responsive and sustained efforts in community improvements; or by their notable achievements in a profession. Up to three awards may be given each year.
Heather Goodrich Lindgren ’11
Outstanding Young Alumni Award – Given to an alumna/us who has finished her/his Rockford University tenure within the last 15 years. This alumna/us will have fulfilled the ideals of Rockford University by vision, dedication, and initiative in a purposeful endeavor, or through responsible and sustained efforts in the improvements of a community, or a notable achievement in a profession, thus having brought honor and esteem to Rockford University. One award may be given each year.
Tom Muldowney ’74
Alumna/Alumnus of the Year Award – Honors an alumna and/or alumnus for invaluable service to the Alumni Association and Rockford University during the past year. One award may be given each year.
No 2018 recipient
Mary Ashby Cheek Award – Given to a past or present non-alumni member of the Rockford University community for enriching the university experience of many by exemplifying the ideals of the University. One award may be given each year.