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Madonna Medal and Tower Award

 

Madonna Medal

The Madonna Medal represents the highest honor bestowed upon an alumna by the Mount Mary University Alumnae Association. Awards are given to alumnae who clearly demonstrate a long standing commitment to their profession or volunteerism as evidenced by outstanding and unique accomplishments, previous awards, organizational memberships, and substantive relationships. Awards are given to highlight alumnae accomplishments in one of three areas:

  • Professional Excellence
  • Community Service
  • Service to the University and/or Alumnae Association.

Awards are conferred at a special reception during the annual University Homecoming weekend. Acceptance of the award requires attendance at the ceremony. A Madonna recipient may be awarded no more than one award in each category.

Completed nominations remain under consideration for three years, after which time an alumna can be re-nominated for another three year cycle. Nominations may come from alumnae, family members, and University employees.

Tower Award for Excellence

The Tower Award for Excellence recognizes an alumna who has graduated within the past 15 years and is bestowed upon an alumna by the Mount Mary University Alumnae Association. The Tower Award honors an alumna who distinguishes herself from her peers. The recipient should be nominated based upon  following and upholding the 4 C’s of Mount Mary University: Competence, Community, Compassion and Commitment. This award is presented to one alumna annually.

Awards are conferred at a special reception during the annual University Homecoming weekend. Acceptance of the award requires attendance at the ceremony. A Tower Award recipient may be given no more than one award.

Completed nominations remain under consideration for three years, after which time an alumna can be re-nominated for another three year cycle. Nominations may come from alumnae, family members, and University employees.

Nominations Details for the Madonna Medal and Tower Award

A completed nomination file consists of the following materials:

  • The nomination form (available April 1, 2015) and a letter of recommendation completed in full by the nominating party.
  • A résumé or curriculum vitae detailing work history, volunteer history, or Alumnae Association activities, including detail on any awards, leadership roles, or unique and outstanding contributions.
  • A maximum of 3 letters of reference from individuals who can provide detail and affirmation of the nominees' exceptional work or volunteer history.
  • Any other supportive material that would assist the committee in its deliberations.
  • Incomplete nominations will not be considered. The Alumnae Office will work with the nominator and nominee to complete the nomination file.

Nomination forms will be accepted April 15, 2015 - May 31, 2015. All supporting materials must be submitted no later than July 1, 2015, for award consideration.

Contact the Alumnae Office with any questions at 414-443-3646.