Golden Cardinals are Catholic University alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago. The University celebrates our Golden Cardinals with a number of events and programs designed exclusively for them, and often, by them. Alumni are inducted at a special dinner during Cardinal Weekend.

The Golden Cardinals committee, with representatives from each class, meets twice a year to plan gatherings. If you would like to represent your class or participate on the Golden Cardinals committee, please email Office of Alumni Relations at cua-alumni [at] (cua-alumni[at]cua[dot]edu) or 202-319-5608.

Since the largest number of alumni live in Washington, D.C. area, events generally take place locally. Past events have included an alumni-led tour of the Air and Space Museum, lunch and theater party at Olney Theater in Maryland, a champagne brunch, and performances at the Rome School, including Hartke Theater and Ward Hall.

Golden Cardinals Committee
  • Mary Fran Franklin, B.A. 1965, Chair
  • Brother Ed Adams, B.A. 1951
  • Mary McAlister Burns, B.S.N. 1957
  • Margaret Shaw Donahue, B.A. 1955, M.S.L.S. 1976
  • Patricia Driscoll, B.A. 1954, M.S.W. 1956
  • Straton Laios, B.E.E. 1955
  • Jack Looney, B.E.E. 1956
  • Peggy Misback, B.A. 1952, M.A. 1955
  • Ellen-Jane Pairo, B.A. 1964
  • Jane Canter Tseronis, B.A. 1959
  • Pat Dillon Watson, B.A. 1958, M.A. 1971
  • Tina Frawley Yannerell, B.S.N. 1958