Alumni National Awards

Alumni National Award criteria and guidelines

Alumnus/a of the Year Award

Established in 1945, the Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes distinguished professional achievement, leadership, service to Marquette and community and loyalty to the ideals of excellence, faith, leadership and service. This award remains the MUAA's premier alumni honor.

Professional Achievement Award

The Professional Achievement Award, established in 1969, recognizes distinguished accomplishments throughout one’s career.

Service Award

The Service Award recognizes outstanding service to Marquette and/or community, locally or abroad, which reflects Marquette’s ideals of excellence, faith, leadership and service.

Spirit of Marquette Award

The Spirit of Marquette Award recognizes professional and/or personal achievement before the age of 40, which may include service to Marquette or community, locally or abroad.

Friend of the University Award

The Friend of the University Award recognizes distinguished leadership and/or service to Marquette by a non-alumnus/a.

ALUMNI nATIONAL aWARDS gUIDELINES

  • -- A prior All-University or College Alumni National Award is not a required prerequisite to be considered for the Alumnus/a of the Year Award.
  • -- Award candidates are kept on the active consideration list for at least three years. Nominators are encouraged to submit additional candidate background information if the nominee is not selected in a particular year.
  • -- Full-time Marquette University employees are not eligible for an Alumni National Award.
  • -- Current MUAA National Board Directors are not eligible for an Alumni National Award.
  • -- Nomination letters should make a strong case for why a nominee deserves an award. In most cases, the Awards Selection Committee is introduced to candidates only through nomination letters and supplemental materials supplied by the nominator, so specific examples of how a nominee meets award criteria is essential.

Alumni National Awards criteria

Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

The Distinguished Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes outstanding professional achievement along with service to Marquette or the larger community.

The Entrepreneurial Award recognizes outstanding innovation and exceptional success as an entrepreneur.

The Professional Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement throughout one’s career.

The A Person for Others Award recognizes a deep dedication to and passion for service to community, locally or abroad.

The Young Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes significant professional achievement, personal responsibility, and/or service to Marquette and community before the age of 40.

Association of Marquette University Women

The Mary Neville Bielefeld Award is bestowed annually to an alumna who demonstrates loyalty to the Marquette ideals of excellence, faith, leadership and service. 

College of Business Administration

The Distinguished Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes outstanding professional achievement along with service to Marquette or the larger community

The Professional Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement throughout one’s career.

The Entrepreneurial Award recognizes outstanding innovation and exceptional success as an entrepreneur.

The Service Award recognizes outstanding service to Marquette, the College of Business Administration and/or community, locally or abroad.

The Young Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes significant professional achievement, personal responsibility, and/or service to Marquette and community before the age of 40.

J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication

The Communicator of the Year Award recognizes outstanding professional achievement and service to Marquette and/or community, locally or abroad.

The Byline Award honors an alumnus/a who has attained distinction in journalism and related communication fields.

The Professional Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement throughout one’s career.

The Young Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes significant professional achievement, personal responsibility, and/or service to Marquette and community before the age of 40.

The James T. Tiedge Memorial Award honors an alumnus/a whose professional career reflects the values Dr. Tiedge taught and lived, including social responsibility as a media professional.

School of Dentistry

The Distinguished Alumnus/a in Dentistry Award recognizes outstanding contribution to the dental profession through practice, research, education, administration or public service

The Outstanding Dental Service Award recognizes outstanding service to community, locally or abroad.

The Young Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes significant professional achievement, personal responsibility, and/or service to Marquette and community before the age of 40.

College of Education

The Distinguished Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes outstanding educational achievement and leadership that displays care for knowledge, profession, and people.

The Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Achievement Award recognizes professional distinction in the counseling and educational psychology field, along with moral and professional character, and loyalty to Marquette’s ideals of excellence, faith, leadership and service.

The Educational Policy and Leadership Achievement Award recognizes professional distinction in the educational policy and leadership field, along with moral and professional character, and loyalty to Marquette’s ideals of excellence, faith, leadership and service.

The Young Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes significant professional achievement, personal responsibility, and/or service to Marquette and community before the age of 40.

Opus College of Engineering

The Distinguished Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes outstanding professional achievement along with service to Marquette or the larger community.

The Entrepreneurial Award recognizes outstanding innovation and exceptional success as an entrepreneur.

The Professional Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement throughout one’s career.

The Service Award recognizes outstanding service to Marquette, the Opus College of Engineering and/or community, locally or abroad.

The Young Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes significant professional achievement, personal responsibility, and/or service to Marquette and community before the age of 40.

College of Health Sciences

The Distinguished Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes outstanding professional achievement along with service to Marquette or the larger community.

The Service Award recognizes outstanding service to Marquette, the College of Health Sciences and/or community, locally or abroad.

The Professional Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement throughout one’s career.

The Young Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes significant professional achievement, personal responsibility, and/or service to Marquette and community before the age of 40.

Law School

The Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes distinguished professional achievement, leadership and service to Marquette or community.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an alumnus/a who has reached and maintained a significant level of professional excellence over the course of his/her career.

The Charles W. Mentkowski Sports Law Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes outstanding professional achievement in the sports law field.

The Howard B. Eisenberg Award recognizes an alumnus/a within 15 years of graduation for his/her dedication to the field of public interest law and/or service to community. The recipient must exemplify Marquette’s ideals of excellence, faith, leadership and service in his/her professional and personal life.

College of Nursing

The Distinguished Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes outstanding professional achievement along with service to Marquette or the larger community.

The Service Award recognizes outstanding service to Marquette, the College of Nursing and/or community, locally or abroad.

The Young Alumnus/a of the Year Award honors professional achievement under the age of 40.

Marquette University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

The Distinguished Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes an alumnus/a who is a former student-athlete or former student athletic employee whose experience in athletics was integral to their student or professional experience; this award also recognizes distinguished professional achievement, leadership, service to Marquette or the larger community, and loyalty to Marquette’s ideals of excellence, faith, leadership and service.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an alumnus/a who as a student was a member of Marquette Athletics (e.g., athlete, team manager, graduate assistant, etc.) and had a national impact on athletics or exemplary athletic achievement during his/her subsequent career.

The Young Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes a former student-athlete or former student athletic employee who has demonstrated significant professional achievement, personal responsibility, excellence and/or service to Marquette or community before the age of 40.

NOTE: The above awards will be determined by the Athletic Board.

The Hy Popuch Memorial Service Award, bestowed by the M Club, recognizes an individual who has provided significant leadership and/or service to Marquette Athletics or the M Club. Note: This award is administered by the M Club.


The awards listed on this page may not always be distributed annually.

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