Awards Night

Awards NightEach year, Mount Mary selects its most distinguished alumnae to receive a Madonna Medal or Tower Award to honor their achievements. Awardees are selected based on their dedication to their profession, volunteerism and civic impact, as well as their unique impact on the community. The event is sponsored by Mount Mary University and the Alumnae Association.

The 2018 Mount Mary Awards Night will be hosted on campus on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Registration for this celebration will be open in May.

Tower Award 2018
— Cynthia C. Delgado Galvan, '09
Madonna Medal for Community Service 2018
— Mary A. Greisch-Monday, '89
Madonna Medal for Community Service 2018
— Roberta Hankes Olshansky, '63
Madonna Medal for Professional Excellence 2018
— Janet M. Powell, '60


How to Nominate an Outstanding Mount Mary Alum

Please contact the Office of Alumnae Relations at mmu-alumnae@mtmary.edu or 414-930-3025 for information on submitting a nomination form. Nominations are accepted throughout the year and may come from anyone who is aware of the nominees' accomplishments. We are pleased to assist the nominator through the process.

2016 AwardsThe Madonna Medal represents the highest honor bestowed upon a graduate by the Alumnae Association and Mount Mary University.  Awards are given to graduates who clearly demonstrate a long standing commitment to their profession, volunteerism or service to the alumnae association or the university. This is evidenced by outstanding and unique accomplishments that separate them from their colleagues. 

Awards are given in one of three areas: Professional Excellence, Community Service, Service to the Alumnae Association and/or the University. Nominees for this award are also nominated based upon honoring and upholding the Mount Mary University values of competence, community, compassion, and commitment. A Madonna Medal recipient may be awarded no more than one award in each category and final award categories are determined by the committee.  

The Tower Award recognizes the accomplishments of up to two graduates within the first fifteen years of their graduations. The award honors a graduate whose unique accomplishments have distinguished them from their colleagues. Nominees have demonstrated excellence in their work or volunteerism and show great potential for future growth. They are also nominated based upon honoring and upholding the Mount Mary University values of competence, community, compassion, and commitment.

A completed nomination form and a letter of recommendation are required from the nominator. Supporting materials are encouraged. Awards are conferred on Awards Night each spring, and acceptance of the award requires attendance at the awards ceremony.