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Madonna Medal and Tower Award


Nomination Requirements for the Madonna Medals and Tower Award 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Alumnae Awards are now open and will be accepted until March 15, 2017.

Completed nominations consist of the following materials:

  • Nomination form
  • Letter of recommendation by the nominating party

The Madonna Medal represents the highest honor bestowed upon a graduate by Mount Mary University and the Alumnae Association. Awards are given to graduates who clearly demonstrates a long standing commitment to their profession or volunteerism as evidenced by outstanding and unique accomplishments that separate them from their colleagues. Awards are given to highlight their accomplishments in one of three areas: Professional Excellence, Community Service or Service to the University and/or the Alumnae Association. Final medal category will be at the discretion of the Awards Committee. Completed nominations remain in consideration for three years, after which time a candidate may be re-nominated for another three year cycle with current updates. A Madonna Medal recipient may be given no more than one award in each category.

The Tower Award for Excellence recognizes up to two alumnae annually who have graduated within the past 15 years (graduating years from 2002 to 2016). The award honors graduates who have distinguished themselves from their colleagues. They have shown excellence and great potential in their future work and volunteerism. Completed nominations remain in consideration for three years after which time a nominee may be re-nominated for another three year cycle up to their fifteenth year post graduation with current updates.

Nominees for these awards are also nominated based upon honoring and upholding the values of Mount Mary University: competence, community, compassion, and commitment. Nominations may come from any nominator who is aware of the nominee’s accomplishments. Awards are conferred at Alumnae Awards Night during the annual university homecoming weekend. Acceptance of the award requires attendance at the ceremony. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.