Alumni Awards

Recognizing Alumni Achievements 

The Rivier Alumni Association annually bestows its highest honor, the Sr. Madeleine of Jesus Award, during Reunion Weekend in September. The Sr. Madeleine of Jesus Award was established by the Alumni Association in 1974 to honor Rivier’s Foundress. The award is presented to a Rivier alumna or alumnus who has distinguished herself or himself through:

• Exceptional dedication and contribution to Rivier University

• Outstanding service to his or her community and profession

• Significant civic, professional, or humanitarian efforts

Please submit nominations by April 2. To nominate a classmate or friend, download the Sr. Madeleine Nomination Form



Sr. Madeleine of Jesus Award Recipients 

2014  Linda Johnson '81
2013 
Sister Therese Larochelle, pm ‘72/’75G
Sharon Tamposi ‘91/’95G
2012  Joseph Fagan ’92G
  Linda Jansky ’95G
2011  Sr. Marie Couture, p.m. ’57
  Shirley Acres ’97
  Dr. William Farrell
2010  Sr. Martha Villeneuve, p.m. '63
  Lise Ouellette '55
2009  Sr. Lorraine Arsenault, p.m. '54
  Delores Davis '94 G
2008  Sr. Theresa Lawrence, p.m. ’54
  Claudette Durocher ’63
2007  Sr. Sue Bourrett, p.m. ’72
  Rita LeBlanc Sheehan Bell ’52
2006  Sr. Cecile Gamache, p.m. ’54
  Eve-Marie Lacroix ’66
2005  Alice Moge Lupien ’50 (awarded posthumously)
  Dr. Henriette Levesque Allen ’50
  Paula Williams RN, Ed.D ’00C
2004  Agnes Grace ’59
2003  Richard Harrington ’63
2002  Sr. Jeanne Perreault, p.m. ’98H
2001  Sr. Lucille Thibodeau, p.m., Ph.D. ’66/’72G
2000  Linda Lemery Robinson ’69 ’79G/’94H
1999  Sr. Mary Anne Quibin, p.m. ’71/’75G
1997  Col. Cara Aghajanian ’87
1996  Dr. Elise Tougas ’48
1995  Mederise Belisle ’40
1994  Sr. Doris Benoit, p.m. ’90H
1993  Dr. Evelyn St-Onge ’69
1992  Isabelle Hildreth ’80H
1991  Dr. W. Edward Deming ’81H
1990  Dr. Margaret J. Aubin ’52
1989  Irene Goddu Lamontagne ’39
  Marthe Biron Peloquin ’39/’68G/’89H
  Sr. Sylvia Trottier, p.m. ’43/’93H
1988  Carl Amelio ’74H
  Sr. Mary Jane Benoit, p.m. ’53/’56G
  Beatrice Belisle MacQueen ’38
1987  Margot Desjardins ’64
  Dr. Jacqueline Landry ’65/’98H
  Sr. Constance Perreault, p.m. ’59
1986  Mary Framptom-Price ’77
  Sr. Albina-Maria Gazaille, p.m. ’45
1985  Sr. Adrienne Beauregard, p.m. ’43/’04H
  Sr. Joseph Landry, p.m. ’39
  Tracy Schier ’73G
1984  Lucette Brien Alix ’43
  Constance Brodeur ’78
  Sr. Marjorie Francoeur, p.m. ’52/’62G
  Jeanette Vidal, M.D. ’37/’64H
1981  Sandra Axton ’60/’67G
1979  Sr. Judith-Marie O’Malley, p.m. ’39
1977  Yvette Durocher Laquerre ’58
1975  Lillian Morin Leveille ’40
1974  Kathleen Moriarty Ackerman ’52/’60G
  Marjorie McDermott ’62

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