Alumni Awards

Every year the College recognizes those alumni, parents and friends that have made a difference in the history of the College.

We invite our alumni to nominate their classmates, friends, or themselves for any of the following awards. If you or someone you know deserves consideration for any of the following recognitions please email the Alumni Office at and tell us why.

Alumni of the Year 

Saint Michael’s awards the Alumni of the Year Awards each year at Reunion to recognize those graduates that have distinguished themselves in years of faithful service to the College to both promote SMC and live the mission. 

Academic Hall of Fame

Founded in May 2002, the Academic Hall of Fame was established to recognize those alumni whose outstanding post-graduate careers further the Mission of the College.

Athletic Hall of Fame

Recognizes those that have excelled both on and off the field during their collegiate careers as athletes, coaches, and administrators.

Col. Donald Cook '56 Award

This award recognizes alumni who unselfishly give of themselves in service to others. The Colonel Donald G. Cook '56 Award was instituted by former Alumni Association President James. J. Gallagher '51 and is named after a brave POW who died during the Vietnam War.

Fr. Mike Cronogue Award for Service

This award was created by the Alumni Board of Directors in 2017, following the passing of campus icon Fr. Mike Cronogue, long-time priest of the Society of St. Edmund. Fr. Mike was the founder of the College's Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts (MOVE) program in 1989. This award recognizes alumni who give their time and energy to better their local community. 

2019 Recipient

James Wall '74

Rev. John Verret, SSE Award (No longer awarded as of 2018)

In honor and memory of Rev. John Verret SSE, class of 1935, who died during the Battle of the Bulge, this award goes to a graduate of Saint Michael’s College who through their professional accomplishments and/or community contributions and/or service to the nation has supported the mission of both Saint Michael’s College and the Alumni Association. (Check back soon for a list of award recipients)

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