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
A tribute to Frederick R. Favo, B.Arch.E. 1955
April 19, 2021
Fred Favo, B.Arch.E. 1955, P ’84, ’86, ’93, loved Catholic University. In this tribute video, Raney Favo Zatawski, B.A. 1993, and Frank Persico, B.A. 1974, M.A. 1976, reveal how Favo helped to shape both the Catholic University campus you see today and the lives of countless students.
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Robert Iannone, B.S. 1989
2019 Alumni Achievement Awardee
May 07, 2019
“Campus life was great but the greatest learning was absorbed from the city. What a great city! […] It was really the opportunity of our lives. That really was the time of our lives – the best of times in Washington, D.C.”
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Carolyn Rickard-Brideau, B.S.Arch. 1983
2019 Alumni Achievement Awardee
May 01, 2019
Carolyn Rickard-Brideau, B.S.Arch. 1983, understands how spaces affect people mentally and physically. As the corporate president of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, she is at the forefront of salutogenic design, which focuses on creating spaces that improve human well being.
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