During this biennial event, we honor the extraordinary work and service of Catholic University's most distinguished alumni and other deserving individuals.

Catholic University has a long and growing list of successful and outstanding alumni from all walks of life. After receiving nominations from the community, the Alumni Association Board of Governors convenes a selection committee to choose alumni who are most deserving of the Alumni Achievement Awards, Young Alumni Merit Awards, and Quinn Distinguished Service Awardees, and the President's Office joins the committee to select a James Cardinal Gibbons Medalist.

We encourage you to join us as we welcome the award winners back to campus and celebrate their success.

Stories featuring our alumni award winners
Cardinal Alumni Flock Home for Cardinal Weekend
October 26, 2023

Cardinal Weekend 2023 was a resounding success, with more than 1,200 Catholic University alumni returning to campus this year.

Between receptions in many of the University’s 12 schools, special reunion parties for class years ending in three or eight, Alumni Awards, the Golden Cardinals Celebration

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Honoring the best of Catholic University Athletics: Class of 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame
April 26, 2022
On Saturday, April 2, the energy and emotion were palpable within Maloney Hall's Della Ratta Auditorium, which was packed with a standing-room-only crowd. What better place to welcome the newest members of the Athletics Hall of Fame than a space named in honor of the alumnus often considered Catholic University's greatest athlete: Joseph M. Della Ratta, B.A. 1953.
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Brian Cashman, B.A. 1989: Class of 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame Member
April 26, 2022
On Saturday, April 2, Brian Cashman, B.A. 1989, was formally inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony that was originally scheduled for 2020.
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