Alumni Recognition

The Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Alumni Association recognizes the excellence of its alumni.

Please help the alumni association identify members of our alumni community who are accomplishing great things in their careers, within their communities, and beyond. Please consider nominating alumni for our five award categories listed below. In addition, we are always looking to uncover interesting alumni stories and memories. Submit your alumni story today!

Alumni Recognition Nomination Form

Distinguished Alumnus/a Award

This award honors an alumnus/a for outstanding accomplishment within his/her professional career. The award will reflect the achievements in his/her chosen profession with particular focus on the Lasallian values of mentoring and making an impact on others.

Award Criteria

  • The awardee must be a graduate of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Awardee must have achieved the following
    • Personified professional excellence
    • Played a role in community improvement
    • Made a significant impact or recognition in their field

Nominate an Distinguished Alumus/a candidate

Past Distinguished Alumnus/a award recipients

Alumni Appreciation Award

This award will honor an alumnus/a of the university, who by his/her consistent and continuous volunteer efforts has given his/her personal time and energies to further the goals and objectives of Saint Mary's University.

Award Criteria

  • The awardee must be a graduate of Saint Mary's University
  • Awardee must have achieved the following
    • Served as a life-long ambassador of Saint Mary's University
    • Remained engaged with fellow alumni to encourage and attend reunion events or local opportunities to engage current/future students
    • Be recognized as an active volunteer in his/her region, a "go-to" person to support alumni activity
    • Demonstrated commitment of time as a volunteer on a specific alumni activity or event

Nominate an Alumni Appreciation award candidate

Past Alumni Appreciation award recipients

Lasallian Service Award

This award will honor an alumnus/a for outstanding contributions to the Lasallian spirit of faith & zeal, and exemplify the highest of Lasallian values. This award will be given in recognition of personal achievements in the spirit of the Lasallian charism.

Award Criteria

  • The awardee must be a graduate of Saint Mary's University
  • Awardee must have achieved the following
    • Led a faithful life
    • Dedicated life to service
    • Impacted the community through their work
    • Transformed their community and the lives around them through leadership and service

Nominate a Lasallian Service award candidate

Past award recipients


Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award

This award will honor a young alumnus/a for outstanding accomplishments within the first 10 years from graduation, whose professional accomplishments, service to alma mater, and/or selfless and caring work to benefit society are distinctive.

Award Criteria

  • The awardee must be a graduate of Saint Mary's University
  • Can only be a graduate of the past 10 years

Nominate an Outstanding Young Alumnus/a award candidate

Past Outstanding Young Alumnus/a award recipients

Sports Hall of Fame

The purpose of the Saint Mary's University Sports Hall of Fame is to honor persons or teams who have made outstanding contributions to the Saint Mary's intercollegiate athletic department as athletes, coaches, or administrators. Awarded during Cardinal 'M' Club Weekend in the Fall.

Award Criteria

  • An athlete must have attended Saint Mary's University for a minimum of four semesters. An athlete's class must have graduated at least five years prior to selection.
  • A coach or administrator must have served at Saint Mary's a minimum of five years. Five years must have elapsed since a nominee last served at Saint Mary's in that capacity. If currently servicing at Saint Mary's at the time of nomination, the nominee must have 20 years of continuous service.
  • A Hall of Fame nominee will have shown athletic and academic skills, teamwork, leadership, character or other attributes of the ideal Saint Mary's University student-athlete

Nominate a Sports Hall of Fame award candidate

Past Hall of Fame award recipients