​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 on September 21, 2018 in Davison Hall.

Alumni Awards nominations are now open! Please submit a nomination by completing the online form. Nominations submitted by June 1, 2018, will be considered for the 2018 Alumni Awards.

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.

Past Recipients

  • 2016

    Katherine D. (McMullen) Brandt '02
    John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award

    Lucille (Andolina) Janatka '70
    Business Leadership Award

    Bernadette R. (Bellavance) Madara, Ed.D., A.P.R.N. '70
    Academic Achievement Award

    William C. Martel, Ph.D. '77 (posthumously)
    Alumni Award of Merit

    Kenneth D. Merrifield '85
    Humanitarian Award

    J. Tucker Mullin '13
    Young Alumni Service Award

    Tricia (Guanci) Therrien '88
    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award

  • 2015

    Justice Award
    Elizabeth A. Condron '04

    Health Service Award
    Doria (Woody) Dubois, Ph.D. '64

    John A. Houghton '49 Alumni Council Award 
    Michael F. Flynn (Mick) '89

    Alumni Award of Merit 
    Evelyn L. Gaudrault, R.N., BS, MA '62

    Parents Award 
    James and the late Eleanor Golden

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award 
    Kenneth Perkins, Manager, Sullivan Arena

    Humanitarian Award 
    Frank A. Stabile, Jr. '68 (posthumously)

  • 2014

    Business Leadership Award
    Linda M. (Pavone) Connly '87

    Catholic Leadership Award
    Monsignor George A. Farland '64

    John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award
    Robert B. Duhaime, D.M.D. '57

    Joseph P. Collins '34 Meritorious Service Award
    Jeffery T. Burke '69

    Justice Award
    Timothy B. Menton '06

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award
    Kimberley A. Britton

    Young Alumni Service Award
    Hannah E. Sussek '09

  • 2013

    Academic Achievement Award
    Gianpietro P. Mazzoleni, Ph.D. '69

    Alumni Award of Merit
    Captain Ann "Darby" Reynolds, USN (Ret.) '61

    Health Service Award
    Thomas J. Van Hoof, M.D. '88

    Humanitarian Award
    Michael S. Jaillet '91

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award
    Paul E. Finn, Ph.D. '73

  • 2012

    Academic Achievement Award
    Claire Burke Draucker, Ph.D., RN, FAAN '77

    Alumni Award of Merit
    Donna J. Perry, Ph.D., RN '82

    Catholic Leadership Award
    Reverend William F. Waters, O.S.A. '65

    Health Service Award
    Mark T. Edney, M.D. '94

    Humanitarian Award
    Captain Mary Jo O'Dwyer Majors, NC, USNR (Ret) '69

    Parents Award
    Charles and Joan Even P'81, P'83, P'86, P'88, P'90

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award
    Lorie W. Cochran P'06

    Young Alumni Service Award
    Michael G. Nicholson '07

  • 2011

    Academic Achievement Award
    Vincent M. Colapietro, Ph.D. '73 

    Alumni Award of Merit 
    Malachy T. Coghlan, Esq. '72 

    Health Services Award 
    Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Ph.D. '78 

    Humanitarian Award 
    Kevin M. Ryan '94 

    John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm Award 
    Marla C. Pascucci-Byrne '93 

    Joseph P. Collins '34 Meritorious Service Award 
    Robert G. Dwyer '65, P'93 

    Parents Award 
    John G. and Lucille R. Horton P'77, '78, '80, '86 

    Young Alumni Service Award 
    John P. Gallivan '01

  • 2010

    Justice Award
    Warren T. Bamford, Class of 1980
    Former special agent in charge, F.B.I headquarters in Boston; current VP, Global Security, National Grid
    "His duties placed him in personal danger on practically a daily basis as he fought fraud, violent crime, and domestic and international terrorism in the effort to make our country safer."

    John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award
    Catherine Castle (Howland) Bonner, Class of 1965
    Class organizer and advocate; retired nurse
    "Like a crack detective, she tracked down far-flung classmates and reminded them-repeatedly and in creative ways-about their upcoming 45th reunion." 

    Joseph P. Collins '34 Meritorious Service Award
    Geraldine (Healy) DeLuca, Class of 1977
    Business executive, dedicated alumna
    "Geri has a clear vision about promoting the college in her region, and has done much to strengthen connections between Saint Anselm students and the accomplished alumni working in New York."

    Young Alumni Service Award
    Jennifer Durant, Class of 2002
    Public policy specialist, N.H. Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
    "Besides working directly with victims, she has been a voice in the legislature, assisting with the rewriting of the state's sexual offender registry and sexual assault laws."

    Walter J. Gallo'58 Award
    Alice C. (Upham) Dunfey, Class of 1968
    Former Associate Director of Admission, Saint Anselm College
    "Alice has ushered hundreds of Anselmians through the doors the college, often making lifelong friends as she did so."

    Alumni Award of Merit
    Col. Judith A. (Henri) Hughes, Class of 1987
    Pacific command nurse, U.S. Air Force
    "Despite her high rank and responsibility, she takes the time to visit medical facilities in person and speak on-on-one with the nursing staff and patients."

    Academic Achievement Award
    Emily J. Orlando, Ph.D., Class of 1991
    Professor of literature and writing, Fairfield University, expert in author Edith Wharton
    "Her attention was riveted by every detail of 18th century literature and the plays of William Shakespeare."

    John A. Houghton '49 Alumni Council Award (posthumously)
    James H. Bradley, Class of 1953
    Alumni Council member
    He was a loyal Golden Anselmian, employee, mentor, volunteer, Abbey Player, and Shakespeare sonnet reader. 
    "Jim spoke the poetry with such a beautiful cadence of voice and depth of feeling that he made literal Shakespeare's own words, ‘So long lives this, and this gives life to thee!'" 

  • 2009

    Health Service Award
    Robert E. Allard, O.D. '68 (posthumously)

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award
    Denise T. Askin, Ph.D.

    Alumni Award of Merit
    Richard T. Bergeron '58

    Academic Achievement Award
    Rodney M. Camire, Ph.D. '94

    Young Alumni Service Award
    Captain Jillian M. Duchesne, R.N. '00

    John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award
    Joseph F. Jean '53

    Humanitarian Award
    Richard J. '71 and Judy Meelia

    Business Leadership Award
    Matthew J. Szulik '78

  • 2008

    Young Alumni Service Award
    Joshua I. Aiello '05

    Alumni Award of Merit
    Colonel Gregory A. Boyle, USMC '81

    Catholic Leadership Award
    Very Reverend Richard M. Erikson, Ph.D, Col., USAFR '80

    Business Leadership Award
    Ronald L. Petrin '72

    Humanitarian Award
    Captain Monique V. Petrofsky '83

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award
    Constance B. Richards, Ed.D., MSN, RN, BC '69

    John A. Houghton '49 Alumni Council Award
    Joan N. Sonski, MSN, RN '74

    Academic Achievement Award
    Christopher O. Tollefsen, Ph.D. '89

  • 2007

    Justice Award
    James J. Coman, Esq. '64

    Humanitarian Award
    Kathleen M. Conley, R.N. '72

    Academic Achievement Award
    Robert P. Donnorummo, Ph.D. '66

    John A. Houghton '49 Alumni Council Award
    Rev. Francis D. Garrity '51

    Business Leadership Award
    Kevin P. Kelly '74

    Alumni Award of Merit
    Colleen E. Mannion '90

    Health Service Award
    Joyce Pulcini, PhD, RN, FAAN '68

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award
    Rosemary Stackpole

    Catholic Leadership Award
    Rev. Francis X. Wallace '44

  • 2006

    Academic Achievement Award 
    Arthur T. Cummings '53

    Alumni Award of Merit
    Pamela H. Patenaude '83

    Catholic Leadership Award 
    Rose Maria DiFiore Redman '89

    Health Service Award 
    Captain Murray C. Norcross, Jr., MC, USN '83

    John A. Houghton '49 Alumni Council Award
    William R. Rooney '50 (posthumously)

    John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award 
    Carolyn Ford '83

    Justice Award 
    Honorable Martin F. Loughlin '47

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award 
    Professor Daniel F. Forbes '81

    Young Alumni Service Award 
    Kyle R. Woolley '01

  • 2005

    Academic Achievement Award 
    William C. Binning, Ph.D. '66

    Alumni Award of Merit
    Paul S. Moore, Esq. '80

    Catholic Leadership Award 
    Reverend Robert E. Casey '81

    Health Service Award 
    Jane M. Metzger, DNSc, RN, '77

    Humanitarian Award
    Peter D. Kirwin '64

    John A. Houghton '49 Alumni Council Award
    John F. Brosnan, Ph.D. '56

    John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award 
    Christopher Q. Cabana '89 (posthumously)

    Joseph P. Collins '34 Meritorious Service Award 
    Thomas A. Bullock '74

    Justice Award 
    A. Ricker Hamilton '76

    Parents Award 
    Mary S. Siefken, P '97, P '99, P '03, P '05

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award 
    Susan S. Gabert '91

    Young Alumni Service Award 
    Patrick F. McGloin '97

  • 2004

    Academic Achievement Award 
    Andrew M. Scibelli, Ed.D. '64

    Alumni Award of Merit
    Joseph Pepe, M.D. '83

    Catholic Leadership Award 
    Vincent P. Marinaro '70

    Entrepreneurial Award 
    Robert R. Surette '93

    Health Service Award 
    Diane M. Hanley, M.S., R.N., B.C. '79

    Humanitarian Award 
    Jennifer A. Daly '00

    John A. Houghton '49 Alumni Council Award
    Laurence J. Rossi, Esq. '68

    John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award 
    J. Leo Meehan, Jr. '58

    Joseph P. Collins '34 Meritorious Service Award 
    Anne Broderick Botteri '82

    Justice Award 
    The Honorable James J. Barry, Jr. '64

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award 
    Professor William J. Farrell

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award 
    Lucille Lavoie, M.S., R.N. '57

    Young Alumni Service Award 
    Jeremy P. Barnard

  • 2003

    Academic Achievment Award
    Joachim W. Froehlich, Ph.D. '66

    Alumni Award of Merit
    Reverend Mark Cooper, O.S.B. '71

    Health Service Award
    CDR Susan Dionne, USN '85

    Humanitarian Award
    Regis A. Lemaire '62

    John A. Houghton '49 Alumni Council Award
    Paul I. Megan '58

    John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award
    John J. Noone, Ed.D. '38

    John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award
    William J. Kearns, Esq. '61

    Joseph P. Collins '34 Meritorious Service Award
    James L. Hauser, Esq. '91

    Justice Award
    Lieutenant Harold A. Even '81

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award
    Joseph M. Horton, Ph.D. '77

  • 2002

    Academic Achievement Award 
    Michael Theall, Ph.D. '63

    Alumni Award of Merit
    John J. McCann III '72

    Catholic Leadership Award 
    Rev. Vincent M. O'Connor '44

    Health Service Award 
    Catherine Neville Cormier '79

    John A. Houghton '49 Alumni Council Award
    Elizabeth M. Gravel '84

    John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award 
    Robert J. Hennessey '62

    Joseph P. Collins Meritorious Service Award 
    Thomas J. Igo '51
    Barry F.X. Smith '87

    Justice Award 
    Ernest C. Yerrington '83

    Parents Award 
    Paul and Margaret Edwards P '79, '86, '88, '88, '91

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award 
    Barbara J. Stahl, Ph.D.

    Young Alumni Service Award 
    Karen M. Last '96

  • 2001

    Academic Achievement Award
    Dr. Carol Polifroni '71

    Alumni Award of Merit 
    George "Russ" Moran '71

    Catholic Leadership Award 
    Rev. Monsignor John Molan '48

    Entrepreneurial Award 
    William Stewart '82

    Health Service Award 
    Dr. John Buchino '70

    Humanitarian Award 
    Major Ed Boyle '79

    John A. Houghton '49 Alumni Council Award 
    Frank Driscoll '75

    John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award 
    Paul Hoye '51

    Joseph P. Collins Meritorious Service Award 
    William M. Kelly '66

    Justice Award 
    James P. McDonnell '81

    Parents Award 
    Zonia and Gilberto Urizandi & Thomas and Maureen Ryan

    Walter J. Gallo '58 Award 
    Don Healy '60

    Young Alumni Service Award
    Jeanine O'Brien '92