Alumnae/i Awards

We recognize alumnae/i achievements, gifts, and service

You are invited to submit nominations for the following awards:

The Caritas et Veritas Award recognizes an outstanding graduate whose life reflects Dominican's motto. It is awarded to a reunion celebrant at the Reunion Awards Dinner each June. Nomination form.

The GOLD Award recognizes an outstanding graduate of the last decade who has shown leadership in a career or occupation and in volunteer service. It is awarded to a reunion celebrant at the Reunion Awards Dinner each June. Nomination form.

The African/African American Heritage Award honors a Dominican University alumna/us whose life and work follows the mission of pursuing truth and giving compassionate service. It is awarded during the African/African American Heritage Reception each February. Nomination form.

The Hispanic Heritage Award honors a Latino alumna/us who distinguishes him/herself through professional work in the context of the Dominican core values of scholarship, reflection, community, and service with a sustained dedication to the advancement of the Latino community.

Nomination criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • Outstanding contributions in his/her professional field
  • Outstanding contributions as demonstrated by policy or program involvement of regional or national significance for the Hispanic Community
  • Distinguished community leadership whose contributions at the local community, state or national level in the areas of planning, practice, or implementation of programs have positively impacted the Hispanic community
  • Publicly recognized commitment to advancing the living conditions of the Hispanic Community
  • Commitment and dedication to advocate for the most disadvantaged sectors of the Latino community and their families

The Hispanic Heritage Award is awarded during the Hispanic Heritage Reception each October.  Nomination form.

The O'Keefe Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Award is presented to a dedicated alumna/us for her/his life-long advocacy of Dominican University. It is awarded at the Caritas Volunteer Reception each April. Nomination form.

The Exemplary Service Award is presented to volunteers who give extraordinary service to Dominican and, in so doing, exemplify the spirit of the university. It is awarded at the Caritas Volunteer Reception each April. Nomination form.