Distinguished Alumni Program
Deadline for 2016 Nomination: January 15, 2016
Mercy College originally created the Catherine McAuley Awards for Nursing Excellence to honor alumni and friends of the School of Nursing (or its predecessor program, the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing), for their lifetime achievements to the profession of nursing, their service to their communities, and their efforts on behalf of Mercy College of Health Sciences. Today, the Catherine McAuley Awards for Professional Excellence are being sought for alumni from any academic programs associated with Mercy College of Health Sciences.
Nominees who are alumni must be graduates of a Mercy College School (Allied Health, Liberal Arts and Sciences, or Nursing or a predecessor program) and have completed their degree at least five (5) years before their nomination. Nominees who are friends must have held an important historical role in the growth or development of an educational program offered by Mercy College or the College as an institution at least five (5) years before their nomination. Alumni nominees should be persons who have made notable contributions to their profession, their community, and Mercy College or its predecessor institution. They should exhibit personal and professional integrity. The award may be given posthumously when appropriate.
Each nomination must include the following items:
A copy of the nomination form is available for downloading from this page and can be submitted by fax or mail.
Members of the Alumni Association Advisory Committee will serve as the review committee for the award. The selection committee will retain all nominations for further consideration for two (2) years if necessary to develop further supporting materials on nominees.
The distinguished alumni award will be presented at the commencement exercises held annually.
Submission of nominations for the Distinguished Alumni/Friend Awards should be addressed to:
Mercy College of Health Sciences
If you have questions about the award or the process, contact Brian Tingleff.