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.

Alumni Medal

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.

2016 Alumni Medal Recipients:

  • Peter R. Bernardo ’67, ’72G
  • Thomas B. Lewis ’60, ’62G
  • Christine Schomisch Moravec, Ph.D., ’78, ’84G
  • David W. Short ’81

In addition to the Alumni Medal, other prestigious awards are presented to accomplished alumni and students at the award program, including:

Campion Shield – James E. Skerl ’78

Young Alumni Award – Andrew C. Costigan ’08.

Silver Quill Award – Peter P. Mykytyn Jr., Ph.D, ’63

Volunteer Service Award – Thomas J. Ahern ’70