Distinguished Alumni Awards

Each year Saint Mary's College of California's Alumni Association honors deserving Gaels and friends by bestowing six different awards for outstanding service to the SMC community.

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Alumni Awards. If you know an outstanding Gael who should be recognized for their acheivements, nominate them here! Once selected, the award winners will be recognized on Saturday, January 27. RSVP information coming soon.

Click here to view last year's winners.

Alumni Award Categories

Alumnus/Alumna of the Year

Awarded to the alumnus/a who has made a significant contribution to his/her professional field and/or has demonstrated consistent service to the College, exemplifying the spirit and dedication of the Saint Mary's College graduate.  View past recipients >

Signum Fidei Award

Awarded to the alumnus/a for outstanding participation in the goals of higher education, in the spirit of the founder of the Christian Brothers, patron of all teachers, Saint John Baptist De La Salle. View past recipients >

Saint John Baptist De La Salle Award

Presented to a member of the faculty or staff who has, over a period of years, demonstrated a personal commitment to the students of Saint Mary's College above and beyond their employee responsibilities. This personal commitment is evidenced by a demonstrated commitment to one or more of the five Lasallian Core Principles: faith in the presence of God, quality education, respect for all persons, inclusive community, and concern for the poor and social justice.  View past recipients >

Honorary Alumnus/Alumna

Awarded in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to the mission of Saint Mary's College.  View past recipients >

Meritorious Service Award 

Presented to an alumnus/a who has exemplified the mission of the College by commitment to service in his or her own community or the College.  View past recipients >

Emerging Leader Award

Awarded to a GOLD (Gael of the Last Decade), in recognition of leadership and ongoing and noteworthy support of the current students and recent alumni of Saint Mary's College and/or his or her local community. Formerly known as GOLD Award. View past recipients >