Bellarmine graduates are leaders in their fields, from education, business and accounting to spiritual service and medicine. Each fall the Bellarmine University Alumni Association recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through professional accomplishments, community service and demonstration of attitudes consistent with Bellarmine’s Catholic identity and the inclusive Thomas Merton spirit.
NOMINATE: If you would like to nominate someone for one of the following awards, please click here to complete an online form.
GALLERY OF DISTINGUISHED GRADUATES
As testament to the Bellarmine mission of preparing leaders for society, the Bellarmine Alumni Association designed the Gallery of Distinguished Graduates in 1980 to recognize persons who have distinguished themselves in one or more of the following ways: professional accomplishment, community service, and demonstration of attitudes consistent with Bellarmine’s inclusive Catholic identity.
HORRIGAN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
The Distinguished Service Award was instituted in 1978 and renamed The Reverend Msgr. Alfred F. Horrigan Distinguished Service Award in 1987. It is given to recognize an individual who, as a member of the university faculty, staff or administration, has made a significant contribution to Bellarmine University. The award recipient may be a present or past employee of Bellarmine University or Ursuline College.
SCARLET AND SILVER SOCIETY
The Scarlet and Silver Society was established by the Alumni Association in 1983. Membership is bestowed upon those whose personal involvement, time and effort on behalf of Bellarmine bring honor and distinction to the University, perpetuating its reputation for excellence.
ALUMNUS/A OF THE YEAR
The Alumnus/a of the Year, instituted in 1962, is given to an alumnus/a who has shown special interest in Bellarmine's growth as an institution of educational, cultural and community significance and has used his/her time and talent for the betterment of not only Bellarmine but for the entire community. The recipient also will have demonstrated integrity and a concern that has gained the respect of his/her peers.
2015 Alumni Award Recipients
2014 Alumni Award Recipients
2013 Alumni Award Recipients
2012 Alumni Award Recipients
2011 Alumni Award Recipients
2010 Alumni Award Recipients
2009 Alumni Award Recipients
2008 Alumni Award Recipients
2007 Alumni Award Recipients
2006 Alumni Award Recipients
Alumnus/a of the Year
Monsignor Horrigan Service Award
Scarlet & Silver Society
Gallery of Distinguished Graduates
Accounting Alumnus/a of the Year