Alumni Association Annual Awards

Each year the Webster University Alumni Association recognizes the outstanding professional accomplishments of alumni, their service to the University and their contributions to society through involvement in civic, cultural or charitable activities.


The Webster University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its annual awards. The nomination should include a biographical sketch or profile of the person, together with the explanation and supporting materials why the nominee qualifies for this recognition.  We invite all members of the Webster Community to nominate deserving alumni for the following awards.

Distinguished Alumni Award

This is the highest alumni award given.  The Webster University Alumni Association annually recognizes an alumna or alumnus who has made specific, meritorious contributions to society through his or her profession and involvement in civic, cultural or charitable activities. This award recognizes high achievement that reflects credit upon the individual and Webster University.  

Outstanding Alumni Award

The Alumni Association joins with Webster's five Schools and Colleges, highlighting the diverse disciplines of the University, to present an Outstanding Alumni Award to an alumna or alumnus from each School or College who has achieved outstanding success and recognition in their profession and/or voluntary service.  Each Dean makes the final selection of the recipient for his or her respective school.

Loretto Award

The Loretto Award is presented annually to an alumna or alumnus who has given significantly of herself or himself in service to humanity and social justice. The Award is intended to continue the recognition of the community service and social justice values of the Sisters of Loretto who founded Webster College in 1915.

Mary Elizabeth Newell Award

This award is presented to an alumna or alumnus who has demonstrated a high degree of loyalty, commitment and concern for Webster University over a span of many years. 

Young Alumni Award

This award recognizes an alum who promotes the values and elevates the profile of Webster University through leadership in his/her profession, contributions to society through public service, and ongoing support of the University.  This person must be an alumna/us of Webster University who received his/her undergraduate degree within the last 10 years of being nominated and is 35 years of age or younger. 

All award nominations will be reviewed by the Alumni Awards Selection Committee and are to be submitted to the Alumni Office as part of the awards process.

Complete information about these awards and a nomination form can be found at: 
www.alumni.webster.edu/alumniawards