Neumann University Alumni Awards


Neumann alumni are making their way in the world. They are the business leaders, educators, and transformers of the world. Their actions reflect what it truly means to have received a Catholic education in the Franciscan tradition. To celebrate their accomplishments, the alumni association celebrates the Alumni Awards during Charter Day.

All are welcome to participate in the awards process by sharing the achievements of fellow alumni through nomination. Nominations for any award may be submitted throughout the year and will be held for future consideration. Submit nominations via the nomination form below.

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President’s Distinguished Alumni Award
 Regina Black Lennox '77

Alumni Association John Neumann Award
Sr. Clare Andrew D'Auria, O.S.F. '72

Alumni Association Recognition Award
Gabriel Angemi '16

 Young Alumni Achievement Award
Dontae Timothy Phillips '10

 Volunteer of the Year Award
Courtney Curcio '18

 The Spirit of Francis and Clare Award
Patricia F. Demiranda '14

Honorary Alumni Award
John C. Ford

Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award
Dariana Troilo '23 



School of Education and Human Services
Kimberly LaCoste, Ed.D. ’91

School of Business
Denada Ramnishta ’04

School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Kevin A. Copeland '00

School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Sr. Rose Raymond Barba, O.S.F. '78



The Neumann University Alumni Association Executive Committee invites you to submit nominations for the Alumni Awards.  Self-nominations are encouraged.

John Neumann Award: Awarded to an outstanding alumnus/a whom through his/her own professional development, service to Neumann University, and community service, has exemplified the values of the University. 
Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award: Awarded to outstanding an alumnus/a who demonstrates a personal commitment to the University and to the Neumann University Alumni Association through volunteer service. 
Alumni Recognition Award: Awarded to an outstanding alumnus/a who has shown dedication and devoted service to Neumann University. 
Young Alumni Achievement Award: Awarded to a young alumnus/a (less than 40 years old by January 1st in the year of the award year) in recognition for outstanding achievement in their profession while upholding the mission and values of Neumann University. 

Honorary Alumni Award:  Awarded to a non-alumnus/a whose past, present and potential impact on the Neumann University community qualifies them for alumni status. The honoree's professional, personal, civic, and philanthropic pursuits reflect the high standards and Franciscan values associated with Neumann University, the Neumann University Alumni Association, and higher education. 

The Spirit of Francis and Clare of Assisi Award recognizes a graduate whose demonstrated commitment to the Catholic Franciscan tradition and values has led him/her to develop an initiative that makes a significant impact in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Support of persons who are poor or under-served 
  • Advancement of understanding and support for the environment 
  • Promotion of peacemaking 
  • Development of intercultural understanding 

Other awards presented on awards night include the President’s Distinguished Alumni Award and Distinguished Alumni by School. 



Alumni Award Nomination Form

**Employees and members of the Alumni Executive Board are not eligible for nomination**