Alumni Awards and Achievement

The University is proud of the accomplishments of our alumni who are actively transforming hearts and minds to serve the world in our local communities and beyond.

Sister Madeleine of Jesus Award

The Sister Madeleine of Jesus Award, the University’s highest alumni honor, was established by the Alumni Association in 1974 to honor Rivier’s Foundress. Alumni are invited to submit nominations for this prestigious award by May 1 of each year. The award is presented at Alumni Reunion Weekend in September. 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

Alumni Achievement Awards

The following awards are presented to outstanding alumni who have utilized their Rivier education to make a difference in their profession and have maintained a continued connection with their alma mater. The nomination period for our 2022 awards has closed. Recipients will be recognized in the Spring issue of Rivier Today, the University’s magazine, in June.

Outstanding Educator Award

This award recognizes a Rivier graduate working in the field of education who has demonstrated a commitment to teaching excellence and distinguished himself/herself by fostering an exceptional educational environment as a classroom teacher, counselor, administrator, or education advocate.

Outstanding Nurse/Healthcare Professional Award

This award recognizes a Rivier graduate working as a nurse or as a healthcare professional. This individual demonstrates a commitment to excellence and service to patients, as well as professional achievement in the healthcare profession.

Outstanding Business Professional/Community Leader Award

This award recognizes a Rivier graduate who has distinguished himself/herself as a business or community leader. The individual demonstrates a commitment to ethics in the workplace and a commitment to excellence demonstrated by achievement within his/her profession or industry.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

This award recognizes a Rivier graduate who graduated within the last ten years and has distinguished himself/herself as a young professional within their profession or community. This award recognizes the individual’s personal and professional achievements since their Rivier graduation.

Real People. Real Stories. Real Success.

Thousands of Rivier alumni have their own unique stories to tell. Read alumni success stories in Rivier Today.


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