GUAA Awards

Thank you for participating in the 2018 Georgetown University Alumni Association Awards process. Selected recipients will be notified in September 2017.

The 2018 Alumni Recognition and Faculty Awards will be bestowed at the annual Alumni Awards Service Recognition Banquet in Washington, D.C. on Friday, February 2, 2018. The John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards will be bestowed during the 2018 John Carroll Weekend in Seattle on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

For questions about the awards nomination process, please contact the Alumni Association Awards Committee.

Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award

The Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award is named for Rev. Timothy S. Healy, S.J., the 47th President of Georgetown University (1976-1989). Established in 1996, this award is conferred upon an alumnus of Georgetown who has rendered outstanding and exemplary community service or public service or professional service in support of humanitarian causes and advancements for the benefit of mankind. A maximum number of 2 recipients may be selected at any time and only one will be publicly announced. While nominations are accepted annually, the award shall be conferred at a place/time as chosen by the Association in consultation with the University befitting the stature of this award. Nominations for this award shall be made by members of the Board of Governors rather than by the Georgetown alumni community at-large.

View current and past Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award recipients.

John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards

John Carroll Award
The John Carroll Award is named for Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in North America and founder of Georgetown University. Established in 1951, this award is conferred upon alumni whose achievements and record of service exemplify the ideals and traditions of Georgetown and its founder. Eligible candidates for the John Carroll Award exclude those solely with an Honorary Degree from Georgetown University. A maximum of six awards may be bestowed annually.

View current and past John Carroll Award recipients.

Patrick Healy, S.J. Award
The Patrick Healy, S.J. Award is named for Rev. Patrick F. Healy, S.J., the 29th president of Georgetown University (1874-1882). Established in 1969, this award is conferred upon an individual who is not an alumnus/a, but whose achievements and record of service to Georgetown, community and professional achievements, exemplify the ideals and traditions of Georgetown. Eligible candidates for the Patrick Healy Award include recipients of an Honorary Degree from Georgetown University. A maximum number of one Patrick Healy Award is conferred annually.

View current and past Patrick Healy Award recipients.

Alumni Association Service Recognition Awards

Apollonian Alumni Award – Established 1997
The Apollonian Alumni Award is named for St. Apollonia, the patron saint of Dentistry, and is conferred upon an alumnus who has demonstrated exceptional efforts on behalf of the alumni of the School of Dentistry. A maximum of one award is conferred annually.

Founders Alumni Award – Established 1992
The Founders Alumni Award is named for the founders of Georgetown University School of Medicine and is conferred upon a maximum of four alumni from the Medical School. Doctors Noble Young, Flodoardo Howard, Charles Lieberman, and Johnson Elliott approached President James Ryder, S.J. and requested the establishment of a medical department under the auspices of Georgetown College. In 1851, instruction officially began in the newly established department with Young, Howard, Elliot, and Lieberman as the first faculty appointments. Together, these four founding faculty provided the leadership and vision to sustain the fragile enterprise of the Medical Department throughout its early years. The award is conferred upon those alumni leaders whose efforts and dedication to the School of Medicine have been truly remarkable.

William Gaston Alumni Award – Established 1963
The William Gaston Alumni Award is named for Georgetown's first student, William Gaston, who as a member of the United States Congress helped obtain Georgetown's charter as an educational institution. He later served as justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He is famous for delivering a classic oration during a Constitutional Convention in that state, which resulted in the removal of religious discrimination against members of his faith. He is admired for his personal integrity and his advocacy for religious freedom in the United States. The award recognizes outstanding service by undergraduate alumni who have exhibited leadership across many activities such as alumni clubs, class programs, and/or participation in other school activities. A maximum of five awards are presented each year.

1820 Graduate Award – Established 2009
The 1820 Graduate Award is named for the year that the Graduate School was founded and recognizes outstanding leadership and service by graduate alumni to their alma mater in the Georgetown alumni community, through activities of the Georgetown University Alumni Association or through any university sanctioned alumni outreach group. Eligible for this award are alumni graduate students including those of the College of Arts & Sciences, Walsh School of Foreign Service, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University Law Center, School of Nursing and Health Studies, McCourt School of Public Policy, School of Continuing Studies, and Georgetown University Medical Center. Not eligible for this Award are graduates solely with J.D., M.D., and D.D.S. degrees or graduate certificates from Georgetown University. A maximum of two awards may be presented each year.

Reed Alumni Award – Established 1996
The Reed Alumni Award is named for James Patrick Reed (C'53), who served the Georgetown University Alumni Association for 32 years. The Reed Award is conferred upon one member of the Georgetown University Board of Governors (including Senators) during the most recently completed fiscal year. Nominations are accepted from current governors and senators, as well as University faculty and staff, who are asked to provide a summary of the nominee's accomplishments and outstanding service behalf of the Board of Governors and the Georgetown University Alumni Association during such fiscal year.

James S. Ruby Faculty Appreciation Award – Established 2008
The James S. Ruby Faculty Appreciation Award is named for James S. Ruby (C'27), the first Executive Secretary of the Georgetown University Alumni Association and recognizes outstanding service to the Georgetown University Alumni Association by faculty members of Georgetown University who have exhibited leadership across the entire range of alumni activities, such as work with the Georgetown University Board of Governors, regional clubs, class programs, and/or participation in other alumni volunteer capacities. From time to time, upon the recommendation of the Awards Committee, the Board may bestow this award upon a University representative other than a faculty member to recognize service of distinction to the alumni of the University. A maximum of two awards may be presented each year.

Young Alumni Award – Established 2012
The Young Alumni Service Award recognizes outstanding leadership and service of a Georgetown undergraduate alumnus or alumna, prior to one's 15th reunion year (at time of original nomination). Community service, professional achievements, and other such accomplishments are considered, but are secondary to five to fifteen years of varied University service. The Young Alumni Service Award will be presented during the Georgetown University Alumni Association Service Recognition Awards Banquet. Individuals may be nominated specifically for this Award, or, in the discretion of the Awards Committee, may be considered from other Award Nominations. A maximum of one award is conferred annually.

View current and past Alumni Association Service Recognition Award recipients.