The Alumni Association Awards are presented to Saint Anselm alumni, faculty, staff and special friends in recognition of outstanding achievement or contributions to the College. The nomination process enables us to identify and honor our most distinguished alumni and friends.
Reviewing the nominations each year is one of the Alumni Council's most important responsibilities. The Alumni Association Award recipients will be selected by the Recognition Committee of the Alumni Council. Awards are presented during the Fall Awards Dinner during Homecoming weekend.
Alumni Awards Dinner
The 2021 Alumni Association Awards will be presented at the Alumni Awards Dinner.
To nominate someone to be an award recipient, please complete the online form. For consideration for the 2021 Alumni Association Awards, nominations must be received by June 1, 2021.
Alumni Award of Merit
The Alumni Award of Merit is the most prestigious award presented by the Alumni Council to an alumnus/a of the College who has demonstrated professional excellence or who has significantly contributed to the betterment of society. Special recognition may also be given to an individual who has given in a unique way to help a fellow member of the Saint Anselm Community.
Career Achievement Award
This award recognizes alumni of the College for their significant contribution in their profession. Special recognition may also be given to an individual who demonstrates concern for community service. These awards can be given in any of the given fields of study from the College: (examples include but are not limited to) Academic Achievement, Education, Business Leadership, Health Services, Criminal Justice, Military/Armed Services.
Catholic Leadership Award
This award recognizes alumni who actively serve their church or the greater Catholic community as clergy or lay persons.
John A. Houghton '49 Alumni Council Award
This award is given to a former or present member of the Alumni Council, who has been dedicated to sustaining and nurturing the activities of the Alumni Association.
John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award
John F. Barry ’40 was one of the college's most loyal and enthusiastic alumni, serving decades as an alumni volunteer and member of the President's Society. John served on the Alumni Board of Directors for many years. He also served as the president of the Golden Anselmians, president of the Anselmian Athletic Club and member of the major gifts committee for the college's centennial capital campaign. In addition, John was one of the college's most generous benefactors, supporting scholarship aid, library projects and Athletics, to name a few. He established two endowed scholarship funds, which contribute financial aid to several students each year.
In recognition of John's dedication and enthusiasm for Saint Anselm College, The John F. Barry ’40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award was named in 2000. This award is given to an alumnus/a whose personal and/or professional life embodies the enthusiasm and spirit for the Saint Anselm College community.
Joseph P. Collins '34 Meritorious Service Award
The Joseph P. Collins Meritorious Service Award is presented to an alumnus/a who has given extraordinary service to the College through sustained activity that promotes the advancement and standing of the Alumni Association and the College.
The Parents Award is presented to parents, guardians, relatives, or mentors who have made extraordinary sacrifices for their children, relatives, or mentees to receive a liberal arts education at Saint Anselm College.
Walter J. Gallo '58 Award
Through the Walter J. Gallo '58 Award, the Alumni Association recognizes a member of the Saint Anselm College faculty or staff for dedication and service to both the Alumni Association and the College.
Young Alumni Achievement Award
The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes a graduate of the last decade who continues to support and embody the mission, values, and goals of the Saint Anselm College community with a significant contribution to their profession, community, or the college.