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Alumni Awards

Nomination Forms:
Sol Feinstone Award Nomination Form
Alumni Citation Nomination Form

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Alumni Citations
Sol Feinstone Award for Humanitarian Service
G. Atwood Manley Society Award
St. Lawrence University Athletic Hall of Fame
Volunteers of the Year

See below for descriptions of awards and recent winners
 

Alumni Citations

Established: 1949
Awarded by: The Board of Trustees
Criteria: Alumni Citations are awarded to graduates of the University for long-term and exemplary service to the University or for exemplary professional accomplishment or community volunteer activities.
Eligibility: All graduates of St. Lawrence University. University employees are not eligible.
Selection process: Nominations are solicited annually by the Membership and Honors Committee of the Alumni Executive Council. Nominations may come from alumni, from members of the campus community or from friends or family members of nominees. Self-nominations are not accepted. The Membership and Honors Committee selects a slate of three to five candidates that represents as much diversity of gender, age, and profession as possible. Special attention is given to candidates who will celebrate their Reunion during the year in which they are honored. The slate of candidates is forwarded to the Honors Committee of the Board of Trustees. If approved by the Honors Committee, the slate is presented to the full Board of Trustees for a vote of approval. Nomination materials should include a letter of nomination and any supporting documentation available.
Opportunity for presentation: Generally, alumni citations are awarded at Reunion.
Staff liaison: Kim Hissong '94, Associate Vice President for University Advancement

2019
Patricia Hitchcock Phelps '69, P'96
Rejean "Ray" Shero '84
Edward J. Forbes '02

2018
Paul Levi '62
Lynn '68 and Terry Burns Birdsong '69
Will Kies '97

2017
James Brush '77, P'08
Martha MacCallum Gregory '86
Sue Katzen '86

2016
Hulit Pressley Taylor '61
Barbara Gulbrandsen Hennessey '73
Anne McGrath McManus '75
Christopher Spitzmiller '94

2015
In recognition of Alumni Executive Council's 100th Anniversary, we invited all past Alumni Citation recipients to return to campus at Reunion.  No new awards were given.

2014 
Nancy Current Martin '64
Cynthia Arcate '77
Ned Breslin '88

2013 
Lennelle Dougherty McKinnon '58
Tony Ross '75
Christine Koski '79

2012 
Stanley Macdonald '65
Ken Jock '79
Anne Harrington '82
Dana Capozzella '87

2011 
Bell Herndon '47
Pris Harvey Schroeder '56
Trudy Hall '77
Susan Aasen '80

2010
Elisabeth Ehret '56 and David '56 Beebe
Major General Russell Czerw '83
Judith Wakhungu '83
Kevin Szott '86

2009
The Alumni Citation Program was suspended for the 2009 Reunion so we could celebrate the final reunion of President and Mrs. Sullivan as campus leaders.

2008 
Sanford F. "Sandy" Schram '71
Barbara L. Philipp '75
Susan A. Talve '75
William C. "Willie" Janeway '85

2007 
Martha Root Peterson '62
Dr. Edward "Ted" Higgins '71
John P. Loughlin '79
David J. Miller '81

2006
In recognition of the University's Sesquicentennial, we invited all past Alumni Citation recipients to return to campus at Reunion.  No new awards were given.

2005 
Frederick Zito '47
David Thompson '54
Donald Gratz '55
Daniel Bisaccio '76

2004 
Varick Chittenden '63
Donald Rose '64
Dean Eppler '74
Kelly Spooner Zinna '87

2003 
Gregory Carman '58
John Van De Water '61
Judith Howe '72
Susan Lyndaker Lindsey '78

2002 
Peter Griswold '52
Kevin Arquit '75
Betsy Bernard '77
John T. Major '77

2001
Gerald Benjamin '65
Daniel Berggren '71
Andrew Ewing '79
Rose-Alma McDonald M'79
 

Sol Feinstone Award for Humanitarian Service

Established: 1978
Awarded by: The Board of Trustees
Criteria: The Feinstone Award is presented to a graduate who, through devotion of his or her resources or personal effort, has demonstrated deep commitment to the advancement of the freedom of people to pursue and attain personal, professional and economic freedom.
Eligibility: All graduates of the University are eligible for the Feinstone Award. Employees or non-graduates are ineligible. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Selection process: Nominations are solicited annually by the Membership and Honors Committee of the Alumni Executive Council. The Membership and Honors Committee, which is comprised of members who represent each Council cluster, recommends a finalist to the Honors Committee of the Board of Trustees. Following approval by this committee, the credentials of the finalist are presented to the full Board of Trustees for its vote of approval.
Opportunity for presentation: The Feinstone Award generally is awarded at Reunion.
Staff liaison: Kim Hissong '94, Associate Vice President for University Advancement

2019: Constance Scharff '94, Ph.D
2018: Marna Olsen Davis '72
2017: Mary Jo Faucher Hunt '76, P'04
2016: Thomas Sy '82
2015:  No new awards were given.
2014: Ken Okoth '01
2013: Nancy Mott Frank '67
2012: Ruth Carling Budlong '58
2011: Kathryn Mayer '82
2010: Kathleen Perkins Colson '79
2009: No new awards were given.
2008: Nellie Coakley M'85
2007: Lindsay Carroll Farrell '79
2006: No new awards were given.
2005: Joseph Lekuton '91, M'94
2004: Dr. Robert Daly '54
2003: Dr. Thomas Carey '67
2002: Dr. Jeffrey Meilman '65
2001: Joseph Norton '41
 

G. Atwood Manley Society Award

Established: 1998
Awarded by: The President of St. Lawrence
Criteria: Awarded to graduates of the University celebrating their Reunion who have been actively involved and engaged as a Laurentian, has made a long-term commitment to the University by including and verifying a planned gift to St. Lawrence, and exemplifies the Laurentian values of Learn, Give, Connect, Sever and Celebrate.
Eligibility: All graduates of St. Lawrence University who are currently celebrating a Reunion milestone. University employees are not eligible.
Selection process: Nominations are solicited annually by Executive Director of Major and Planned Gifts and the Director of Planned Gifts. The slate of candidates is forwarded to the President of St. Lawrence. Nomination materials should include a letter of nomination and any supporting documentation available.
Opportunity for presentation: The G. Atwood Manley Society Award is awarded at Reunion.
Staff liaison: Kurt Terrell, Director of Planned Gifts

Visit the Manley Society website for a list of winners.
 

St. Lawrence University Athletic Hall of Fame

Established: 1979
Awarded by: St. Lawrence University
Criteria: The Athletic Hall of Fame honors former student-athletes and coaches for their outstanding contributions to St. Lawrence athletics while contributing to the welfare of their community, their profession or their alma mater and in doing so, reflect the philosophy of a liberal arts education and the ideals of sportsmanship. In addition, outstanding teams whose records of achievement have brought honor to the University and its programs shall be honored by induction in the Teams of Fame section of the Hall of Fame area.
Eligibility: Alumni who participated in varsity athletic competition while pursuing a St. Lawrence degree and who completed their St. Lawrence athletic career at least 10 years prior to the year of election. Further, a non-alumnus coach or athletic administrator whose distinguished record or contribution to St. Lawrence athletics shall be eligible five years after the date of employment by the University has ended. Retirement shall be considered an exception to the five-year waiting period. Finally a team which has 1) won a national championship or placed second in a recognized NCAA sport; 2)has completed an undefeated season; or 3) has otherwise brought recognition and honor to the University by its significant achievement may be recognized as a Team of Fame.
Selection process: Nominations are accepted at any time, self-nominations are not accepted. The selection committee consists of the Director of Athletics; Director of Sports Information; Director of Alumni and Parent Programs; one graduate elected by the committee itself and two members of the coaching staff, one from men's sports and one from women's sports, appointed by the Director of Athletics. At least three but not more than eight members of the Hall of Fame are elected each year. Special attention shall be given to balancing eras represented as well as to the variety of sports represented. A deceased alumnus may be elected to the Hall of Fame. No one shall be elected who has brought popular disrepute to the University or to his/her field of endeavor.
Opportunity for presentation: Designated Hall of Fame Weekend each year
Staff liaison: Bob Durocher, Director of Athletics

Visit the Athletics website for a list of inductees.
 

Volunteers of the Year

Program Suspended
Established: 1997
Awarded by: The Alumni Association Executive Council
Criteria: Alumni or parent volunteers who have had exemplary service in the areas of development, admissions, career planning or alumni programming, with special attention given to the last academic year and consideration given to long-term service.
Eligibility: Any alumnus or parent who volunteers for St. Lawrence University in the areas of development, admissions, career planning, or alumni programming is eligible for this award. Employees of the University are not eligible.
Selection process: Staff managers nominate up to three candidates for each category. Their nominations will explain how each candidate has offered exemplary volunteer service to the University over the past academic year. The Membership and Honors Committee of the Alumni Executive Council will review the nominations and select a finalist for each category.
Opportunity for presentation: Reunion
Staff liaison: Kim Hissong '94, Associate Vice President for University Advancement

2002:
Saints Network: Colorado Saints Network: Cima Pillsbury '98, Betsy Maloney Kolber '78, Elizabeth Solomon Hubbard '87, Rachel Lockhart Stevens '93
Admissions: Beth Bozzone Wyckoff '85
Career Services: Don Stuart '77
Development: John Hitchcock '52

2001:
Saints Network: Nick Amigone '71
Admissions: George Renzi '86
Career Services: Jim Nealy '70
Development: Judy and Mel Diegor P'01