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.
2021 Recipient: Favor Chujor '21 (music therapy)

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.
2021 Recipient: La'Kisha Brown-Sims '20, '21G (social work)

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.
2021 Recipient: Louise Ly '18, '21G (higher ed. student affairs/administration)

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 alum who, having graduated within the past 10 years, has distinguished themselves 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 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award and GOLD Alumni Award is July 15, 2021.

Nominate an alum

2019 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners

Martin Gawel '89

Martin Gawel '89

Outstanding Alumnus Award

Carol Kusak Kostyniak '69

Carol Kusak Kostyniak '69

Outstanding Alumna Award

Lawrence Spangenburg '99G

Lawrence Spangenburg '99G

Outstanding Alumnus Award

Justin Stevens '09

Justin Stevens '09

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 announcement with the 2019 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees