Alumni Awards

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2016 Alumni Award Recipients

2015 Alumni Award Recipients

2014 Alumni Award Recipients

Alumnus/a of the Year Recipients

Monsignor Horrigan Service Award Recipients

Scarlet & Silver Society Inductees

Gallery of Distinguished Graduates Inductees

Accounting Alumnus/a of the Year Recipients