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Alumnae Awards

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The Gonzaga Medal


The Gonzaga Medal is awarded to a graduating senior considered to best exemplify the personal qualities of refinement, dignity, integrity and sincere concern for others. The award is named in honor of Sister M. Gonzaga Haessly, OSU. Sister Gonzaga, an Ursuline nun for 70 years, had been with the College since 1922. She is remembered by alumnae as one who exemplified the true spirit of Ursuline College. She was a religious woman who was a scholar, teacher, administrator and above all, a friend. Graduating students are nominated by their classmates, faculty, administration and staff of Ursuline College.

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Crystal Award


Established by the Alumnae Association in 1991, the Crystal Award is presented annually to a graduate of Ursuline or St. John College who has demonstrated dedication to and support of the college and the Alumnae Association.

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The Amadeus Rappe Award


Established by the Alumnae Association in 1971, the Amadeus Rappe Award is presented annually to an outstanding graduate of Ursuline or St. John College who has demonstrated an interest in the college and the association and who has made an outstanding contribution to their religion, profession, home or community. The award is named for Bishop Amadeus Rappe, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland, who was responsible for bringing the Ursuline Sisters to Cleveland in 1850 from their native Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. Nominations for the award are accepted throughout the year from any Ursuline or St. John College graduate.

See a list of Amadeus Rappe Award winners

Ursuline College Athletic Hall of Fame


The Ursuline College Athletic Hall of Fame has been created to honor those student-athletes that displayed leadership, character and dedication during competition, and combined their individual achievements with the ethics and values that are embedded in Ursuline College’s mission.

The Arrows Hall of Fame brings attention to more than just athletic performance in the athletic arena by recognizing the student-athlete that produced a significant athletic achievement, but also achieved outstanding performance in the classroom, as well as contributed in time and service to the community.

Athletic Hall of Fame Winners

Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form