Each year, the Alumni Awards program honors those who bring distinction to John Carroll University by the superiority of their talents and the selflessness of their service.
The highest award given annually by John Carroll University’s Alumni Association, the Alumni Medal recognizes an individual’s accomplishments in their profession, contributions to their community and dedicated service to John Carroll University post-graduation. This award also affirms the Jesuit ideal of being men and women for others, a principle reinforced in the mission of John Carroll University. The Alumni Medal is not given posthumously.
Candidates are considered using the following criteria:
- Distinguished service to their profession.
- Exemplary family and personal life.
- Contributions to their community.
- Leadership service to the University and the Alumni Association.
Nominees are submitted by the John Carroll University community to a committee of former presidents of the Alumni Association. The committee selects the Alumni Medal winners, and recipients are recognized at the annual Alumni Medal Recognition Dinner and at Commencement in May.
2015 Alumni Medal Recipients:
- R. Nicholas Conyngham ’82
- Norma C. Geller ’87
- Very Reverend Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J. ’84
- Kathleen A. O’Neil ’74
In addition to the Alumni Medal, other prestigious awards are presented to accomplished alumni and students at the award program, including:
Campion Shield – Michael JT Schmitt ’11
Young Alumni Award – Michael J. Swallow ’98 & Lisa M. Zone ’98.
Silver Quill Award – Mark W. Schroeder ’83
Volunteer Service Award – Donald E. MacMillan ’82