Alumni Association Awards

Graduating Student Awards

Alumni Association Senior Award

Recognizes a graduating senior who has made outstanding contributions that benefit both the Nazareth community and the community at large.  Honorees demonstrate a dedication to the values espoused by Nazareth College: a concern for and commitment to underserved individuals; ethical personal and professional behavior; leadership; and living a life of meaning.
2018 Recipient: Alyshea Angella Francis '18

Sr. Jamesetta Slattery Award

Awarded to a graduate degree recipient who enjoys learning for the sake of learning, instills in others this desire, displays a commitment to the community, and shows a dedication to making the world a better place.
2018 Recipient: Meaghan Colleen Porter '16, '18G

Alumni Association Graduate Award

Awarded to a graduate degree recipient for demonstrated exceptional academic performance and ability to relate current theory and research to instructional practices.
2018 Recipient: Kaitlyn Marie Ashcroft '18G

Alumni Awards

Outstanding Alumni Award

For over 30 years, Nazareth College has been recognizing the outstanding achievements of its graduates with the Outstanding Alumni Award. Each year, the Alumni Board selects individuals who truly exemplify the character of Nazareth graduates: individuals who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to their communities, their professions, and in their personal achievements. These award recipients serve as role models for Nazareth students, encourage others to consider a Nazareth education, and further inspire a sense of Nazareth pride in their fellow graduates.

GOLD Alumni Award

This award recognizes the achievements of an alumna/us who, having graduated within the past 10 years, has distinguished him or herself in the community or workplace while adhering to the values fostered by the Nazareth College experience.

Nominate an Alum

Know a classmate or friend who'd be a good match for an award? The deadline for nominations for Outstanding Alumni Award and GOLD Alumni Award is June 1, 2019.

Nominate an alum

2018 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners

Clarisse Martens Coggins '43

Clarisse Martens Coggins '43

Outstanding Alumna Award

Jeanette Martino Land '58

Jeanette Martino Land '58

Outstanding Alumna Award

Mary Ellen Dwyer Vasile

Mary Ellen Dwyer Vasile '68

Outstanding Alumna Award

Kerry Church '07, '09G

Kerry Church '07, '09G

GOLD Alumni Award

Past Recipients

2010 - present



Each year, Nazareth College honors some of the best ever to don the purple and gold. More than 100 alumni, coaches, and administrators, along with three national championship teams, have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

View the 2018 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees