Alumni Association Awards

The Alumni Association Awards are presented to Saint Anselm alumni, faculty, staff and special friends in recognition of outstanding achievement or contributions to the College. The nomination process enables us to identify and honor our most distinguished alumni and friends.


Reviewing the nominations each year is one of the Alumni Council's most important responsibilities. The Alumni Association Award recipients will be selected by the Recognition Committee of the Alumni Council. Awards are presented during the Fall Awards Brunch on Friday, October 5th.

Award Descriptions


Joseph P. Collins '34 Alumni Award of Merit

The Alumni Award of Merit is the most prestigious award presented by the Alumni Council to an alumnus/a of the College who has demonstrated professional excellence or who has significantly contributed to the betterment of society. Special recognition may also be given to an individual who has given in a unique way to help a fellow member of the Saint Anselm Community.


John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award

In recognition of John's dedication and enthusiasm for Saint Anselm College, The John F. Barry '40 Spirit of Saint Anselm College Award is given to an alumnus/a whose personal and/or professional life embodies the enthusiasm and spirit for the Saint Anselm College community.


Career Achievement Award

This award recognizes alumni of the College for their significant contribution in their profession. Special recognition may also be given to an individual who demonstrates concern for community service. These awards can be given in any of the given fields of study from the College. Examples include, but are not limited to: Academic Achievement, Education, Business Leadership, Criminal Justice, Military/Armed Services.


Catholic Leadership Award

This award recognizes an alumnus/a who actively serve their church or the greater Catholic community as clergy or lay persons.


John A. Houghton '49 Alumni Council Award

This award is given to a former or present member of the Alumni Council who has been dedicated to sustaining and nurturing the activities of the Alumni Association.


Nursing and Health Sciences Award
The Nursing and Health Sciences Award recognizes alumni or friends of the College for exceptional achievement in healthcare, research, practice, and/or health education.


Parents Leadership and Service Award

The Parents Award is presented to parents, guardians, relatives, or mentors who have made extraordinary sacrifices for their children, relatives, or mentees to receive a liberal arts education at Saint Anselm College.


Walter J. Gallo '58 Award

Through the Walter J. Gallo '58 Award, the Alumni Association recognizes a member of the Saint Anselm College faculty or staff for dedication and service to both the Alumni Association and the College.



To nominate someone to be an award recipient, please complete the online form. For consideration for the 2024 Alumni Association Awards, nominations must be received by August 9, 2024. Any nominations received after that date will be compiled for the next cycle of Alumni Awards. 

Alumni Awards Dinner

The 2024 Alumni Association Awards will be presented at the Alumni Awards Brunch on Sunday, October 5th.