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Alumni Awards

DeSales University presents the Alumni Achievement Award, Alumni Service Award, Young Alumni Service Award and Young Alumni Achievement Award to four deserving people each year.

  • The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding member of the DeSales University community whose achievements have stretched far beyond campus and inspired many individuals along the way.  This award is given to an alumnus or alumna with a strong commitment to DeSales University, family, community, and profession. 
  • The Alumni Service Award recognizes extraordinary alumni service to DeSales University as well as a life that reflects the ideals of St. Francis de Sales, patron of the University. 
  • The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes recent graduates of DeSales who have recorded notable accomplishments in their lives. This award is given to an alumnus or alumna with a strong commitment to DeSales University, family, community, and profession who has graduated within the last 10 years.
  • The Young Alumni Service Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna who has graduated within the last 10 years, the Young Alumni Service Award recognizes extraordinary alumni service to DeSales University as well as a life that reflects the ideals of St. Francis de Sales, patron of the University.

Alumni are invited to nominate their peers for either award. Nominees are reviewed by members of Institutional Advancement and the University community. 

Please click here to make your nomination(s). 

Alumni Service Award Recipients

1981: Donald Wright '69
1982: Joseph Troy '70
1983: James Van Horn '69
1984: Joseph Campbell '70
1985: Andrew Zampini '70
1986: Robert Glenn '71
1987: Mark S. DeNardo '72
1988: Dennis Campbell '71
1991: Ken Martin '83
1992: Jean-Pierre Azar '82
1993: Dr. Jerome Kleponis '77
1994: Edward Dougherty '70
1995: Michelle Connors '83
1996: Martin Russo '82
1997: Debra Barnak Burke '75
1998: Steve McKee '74
2005: Mike Laroche '75
2006: Judy Sabino '83
2007: Terry Coleman '82
2008: Dr. Patrick Kenny '78
2009: Concetta DiNardo-Meehan '77
2010: Mike McGeehin '94
2011: Tom Gallagher '73
2012: Fr. James Chern '95
2013: Jennifer Wall '99
2014: Elaine M. Fabian-Shelly '81
2015: Robyn Oplinger '13 & 
              Gabriella Labella '77
2016: Fr. Joseph Campellone '90
2017: Monica Farrell '91

Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

1994: The Hon. John Domalakes '69
1995: John H. Weiland Jr. '77
1996: The Hon. William E. Ford '72
1997: Dr. Jerome Kleponis '77
1998: Joan Pacala '81
1999: Timothy E. Nolan '77 & 
              Kathleen Kund-Nolan '79
2005: Jim Kilcur '73
2006: Tom Gosse '78
2007: Jay Leeson '77
2008: Denise von Funk '80
2009: Deacon George Kelly '69
2010: John Dalton '85
2011: Terry Coleman '82
2012: Tom Blaisse '75
2013: Tim Reilly '79
2014: Thomas R. Shirley, Jr. '76
2015: Thomas M. Bozzuto '75
2016: James J. Holman '86
2017: Patricia J. Freda Pietrobon '77

Young Alumni Service Award Recipients

2012: Amanda Fabrizio '07
2013: Matt McMahon '08
2014: Isy Tavarez '08
2015: Patrick Target '10
2016: Catherine Logan '08
2017: Elizabeth A. Poindexter '07

Young Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

2012: Brandon Pousley '10
2013: Chris Morganelli '11 
2014: Jason C. Barnes '04 M'07
2015: Achille C. Scache '07
2016: David Wasserman '08
2017: Shane Leland Nauss '11