Alumni Association Awards

To honor Immaculata University’s Centennial year in 2020, the award cycle was on hiatus. We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 Alumni Association Awards. Award criteria and history are listed below.

The Awards

The Alumni Medal was reinstated by the Alumni Board of Governors in November 1984. In 1991 the decision was made to expand the award process to more fittingly recognize the accomplishments and dedication of all of our alumni, at which time the Amethyst Award was created.  In April 2017, the Alumni Board of Governors instituted a new award to acknowledge achievements of recent alumni, the Scientia Floret Virtute Award, which was presented for the first time in 2018.

Award Nominations

Please submit your 2022 nominations.

Award Eligibility

  • Nominees for all awards must be Immaculata University alumni, with either an undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • For the Scientia Floret Virtute Award, nominees must have graduated with their first degree from Immaculata University within the last 10 years.
  • Current members or outgoing members of the Alumni Association Board of Governors and Board of Trustees are not eligible for nomination.

 

Criteria for the Alumni Medal

The Alumni Medal is presented in recognition of outstanding volunteer service and support to Immaculata University.  The recipient exemplifies the goals and ideals of Immaculata University in her/his particular life and through devoted service advances the mission of the Alumni Association of Immaculata University.

Criteria for the Amethyst Award

The Amethyst Award is presented to an alumna/us in recognition of her/his outstanding contribution to or achievement in a church, community, or professional activity.  The recipient supports and exemplifies the goals and ideals, and demonstrates the value of an Immaculata University education.

Criteria for the Scientia Floret Virtute Award

The Scientia Floret Virtute Award recognizes a recent alumna or alumnus who has graduated within the last 10 years.  This award honors alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their profession, community, or service to Immaculata University while upholding the mission and values of Immaculata University.

Previous Alumni Medal Recipients

1985 Margaret S. McKelvey ’28
1986 Rose Marie Smith Harootunian ’49, ’85 M.A.
1987 Sister Mary of Lourdes McDevitt, I.H.M., Ph.D.
1988 Winifred McSorley Allen ’37
1989 Margaret Martin Roach ’51
1990 Margaret O’Donnell Donohue ’73
1991 Joan Hefton Lynn ’49
1992 Catherine Loeper Cook ’29
1993 Rita Ryan Harkins Callahan ’44
1994 Jeanne M. Gelbach ’66
1995 Stella M. di Toro ’39
1996 Mary Chialastri Rigolizzo ’34
1997 Ann Yeager Daly ’44
1998 Jeanne A. di Toro ’47
1999 Joan Stephens Healy ’48
2000 Rosemarie Gallo ’81, ’92 M.A.
2001 Monique Adams Coval ’82
2002 Carolyn Johnson DiFilippo ’86
2003 Carolyn Fagan ’80
2004 Cecile Sullivan Blanche ’55
2005 Mary Daly Gallagher ’44
2006 Mary Carole Barringer ’82
2007 Bernadette L. Maguire ’57
2008 Jo Anne L. McAdams ’84, ’87 M.A., ’96 Ed.D.
2009 Sally Tamburello Winterton ’68, Ed.D.
2010 Mary Elizabeth Devine, Esq. ’89
2011 Dorothy Walsh Kelly ’49
2011 Lisa A. Dougherty, Esq. ’02
2012 Edith M. Petillo ’75
2013 Dianne Majer Mundy ’64
2014 Barbara Crea Shannon ’70
2015 Berenice Carroll Mauch ’47
2016 Clarita Rapagnani Landaiche ’61
2017 Sara Pletcher ’08
2018 Mary Louise Cassidy Kramer, Esq., ’70
2019 Kathleen Mendte Logan ’60

Previous Amethyst Award Recipients

1992 Maureen H. McCullough ‘75, J.D.
1993 Sister Anna Polcino ’48, S.C.M.M., M.D.
1994 Edith McGarry Cunnane ’64
1995 Florence McCrystal Dalton ’49
1996 E. Gail de Planque ‘67, Ph.D.
1997 Phyllis Bellopede ’82
1998 Emily Jordan Kirsch ’54
1999 Jo Anne L. McAdams ’84, ’87 M.A., ’96 Ed.D.
2000 Sister M. Cor Immaculatum Connors, I.H.M. ’48
2001 Mary Crowley McDonald ‘66, Ed.D.
2002 Rosemary Duddy McFadden ’46
2003 Catherine Shipman Gavin ’68
2004 Eileen Monahan Chopnick ’73
2005 Iris Roberta Maloney ’79
2006 Mary Quinn Miller ’46
2007 Alvina DeLazzari Long ’57
2008 Margaret O’Donnell Donohue ’73
2009 Mary Carole Barringer ’82
2010 Michael V. Ziccardi ’03, ’08 M.A.
2011 Patricia Crea LaRocco ‘71, M.D.
2012 Judith Graham Jester Durante ’87
2013 Margaret Monahan Hogan ‘63, Ph.D.
2014 Peggy Ann Behm ’81
2015 Kathleen James ’74
2016 Dr. Patricia Bomba ’72
2017 Susan Jezsik Varlamoff ’71
2018 Norma Hall Brown ’85
2019 Melissa Smola George ’00, D.O.

Previous Scientia Floret Virtute Award Recipients

2018 Paul McAndrew ’10, ’15 M.A.
2019 Betsy Trego ’10
Michael Ventola ’10

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