​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 Awards 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 2019 Alumni Association Awards will be presented at the Alumni Awards Dinner on Friday, September 20, 2019.

Nominate someone to be an award recipient, please complete the online form. For consideration for the 2019 Alumni Association Awards, nominations must be received by May 1, 2019.  

Award Descriptions

Academic Achievement Award

This award recognizes alumni for their distinguished academic achievement or scholarship and/or exemplary contributions to the field of education.

Alumni Award of Merit

The Award of Merit is given periodically to a graduate or friend of the College who has demonstrated unusual professional competence or standing in their community and a general concern for the betterment of mankind.

Business Leadership Award

The Business Leadership Award is presented to an alumnus/a or friend of Saint Anselm College in recognition of outstanding leadership and achievement in his/her business field. Special recognition may also be given to an individual who, through his/her business connections, demonstrates active concern for community service. In addition, this award may recognize outstanding achievement as an entrepreneur.

Catholic Leadership Award

This award recognizes alumni who actively serve their church or the greater Catholic community as clergy or lay persons.

Health Service Award

The Health Service Award recognizes alumni or friends of the College for exceptional achievement in health care, research, practice, and/or health education.

Humanitarian Award

This award is presented to alumni for outstanding service to their community who have 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.

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

This award is given to an alumnus/a whose personal and professional life embodies the enthusiasm and spirit of the Saint Anselm College community.

Joseph P. Collins '34 Meritorious Service Award

The Joseph P. Collins Meritorious Service Award is presented to a graduate who has given extraordinary service to the College through sustained activity that promotes the advancement and standing of the Alumni Association and the College. A list of past award recipients can be found on our Web site.

Justice Award

This award is given to alumni who have made a significant contribution to further justice either in the legal profession or law enforcement field.

Parents Award

With this award, the Alumni Association recognizes parents or relatives who have made extraordinary sacrifices for their children or relatives 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 Service Award

The Young Alumni Service Award recognizes a graduate from the past 10 years who continues to support and embody the mission, values, and goals of the Saint Anselm College community. This individual devotes a significant amount of time, energy, and enthusiasm to voluntarism and cultivation.