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Alumnae Awards

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Rising Arrow Award


Alumnae Board of Ursuline College and St. John College is pleased to announce the newly established “Rising Arrow Award,” which will be presented annually to an outstanding graduate of Ursuline College who earned her or his undergraduate or graduate degree within the last 10 years.  The Raising Arrow Award recipient will be chosen by the Alumnae Recognition Committee of the Ursuline ~ St. John Alumnae Association.  “The Alumnae Board wanted the opportunity to recognize recent alums, both graduate and undergraduate, who have already made outstanding contributions and achieved success in their professional field, their faith and/or their community,” said Lisa Into ’06, President of the Alumnae Association.  “We are looking forward to celebrating our first recipient in 2017 and are seeking nominations from fellow Ursuline graduates as well as current and former faculty and staff of the College.”

Please CLICK HERE if you would like to nominate for the Rising Arrow Award someone who has graduated from Ursuline College within the last 10 years. Alternatively, you may email the alumnae office at Alumnae@Ursuline.edu with the information about your nominee, including why you would like them to be recognized with the Rising Arrow Award. 


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.

See a list of Gonzaga Medal winners


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.

See a list of Crystal Award winners


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