The first Distinguished Alumnus Award was given in 1969, and then was periodically awarded throughout the next 15 years. In 1996, a growing awareness of alumni accomplishments encouraged the university to begin recognizing and celebrating individual achievements in a significant and deliberative way. In that year, six award categories that reflect the values and mission of Marian University were established.
Visit the Distinguished Alumni Awards descriptions page to learn more about each award.
Nominations for 2012 have closed. Award winners will be announced soon, and recipients will be honored at the Dillon Family Distinguished Alumni Dinner on September 21, 2012.