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 2017 Recipients
Gayle Kullberg Strang ’68
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.
Thomas W. Hill ’68
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.
Dawn Niehaus Gile ’02, Paula Bredburg Hougan ’73, Catherine Custer McDermott ’82, Michael Schablaske ’87
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.
Rachel Rhea Hansen ’10
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.
Kristin Ketchum Tews ’97
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.
Belinda Wholeben, Ph.D.
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.
Office of Alumni
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
toll free: 877-273-4368
Kristyn King '89, Director of Alumni Affairs
Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm