Distinguished Alumni Criteria
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Distinguished Alumni Award

Once a year, at an annual dinner, Gannon University honors several distinguished alumni. The honorees are selected based on their professional accomplishments, service to others, and Christian living. During the year, nominations may be submitted either by completing the online nomination form below or by contacting the Alumni Services Office at 1-877-GU-Alums.  

Nominations are taken on a rolling basis throughout the year.  Once nominated, the nominee is carried over from year to year and taken into consideration for future recognition.
Awards

A. Distinguished Alumnus Award - 3 awards
     College of Engineering and Business
     College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences
     Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences
B. Young Alumnus Award (less than 40 years of age) - 1 award
C. Monsignor Wilfrid J. Nash Principles of Christian Conduct Award - 1 award

Criteria

Criteria for Distinguished and Young Alumnus Awards:

A. Exceptional achievements in one's professional career.
B. Reflection of Gannon University's ideals/mission through one's character.
C. Significant leadership in society through public, community, or church-related service.
D. Service and commitment to the University.

Criteria for Monsignor Wilfrid J. Nash Principles of Christian Conduct Award:


A. Involved with the Catholic Church.
B. Upholding the ideals of the Catholic Church in one's life and work.
C. A history of service to others with emphasis given to individuals who have played a role in education or the foundation of schools/organizations that serve to educate others.

Eligibility


Eligibility for Distinguished and Young Alumnus Awards:
A. Has completed at least one semester at Gannon University.
B. Is not a current Gannon University faculty or staff member.
C. Is less than 40 years of age (for Young Alumnus Award).

Eligibility for Monsignor Wilfrid J. Nash Principles of Christian Conduct Award:

A. A graduate or friend of Gannon University or a predecessor institution.
B. Is not a current Gannon University faculty or staff member.

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