Six awards are presented each year by Alumni Association.

Four of the awards are for alumni of the College: Alumnus/Alumna of the Year, Certificate of Merit, Signum Fidei and G.O.L.D. The fifth award, Honorary Alumnus/Alumna, recognizes a dedicated non-graduate of the College. The Saint John Baptist De La Salle Award is nominated by faculty administration. Below is the list of people that have been honored by the Alumni Association and the College:

Alumnus/Alumna of the Year

Awarded to the alumnus/a who has made a significant contribution to his/her professional field and/or has demonstrated consistent service to the College, exemplifying the spirit and dedication of the Saint Mary's College graduate.

Name and Class Awarded
John F. Henning '38 1959
James E. Smith '10 1960
Sylvester Andriano '11 1961
Dr. Frederick T. West '14 1962
John Erreca '32 1963
Stuart Davis '38 1964
Joseph Crosby '39 1965
James P. Lange '30 1966
Quentin Reynolds '29 1967
Hon. Carlos R. Freitas '25 1968
Hon. Edwin Regan '28 1969
Brother Cassian Frye, FSC '42 1970
Dr. Luis "Dutch" Conlan '26 1971
William Fischer '32 1972
Br. U. Albert Rahill, FSC '26 1973
Br. U. Albert Rahill FSC '26 1974
George W. McKeever, Sr. '17 1975
Elwood B. Lang '35 1976
Joe Shally '32 1977
Br. Timothy Diener, FSC '33 1978
Joseph McTigue '30 1979
George Gordon '31 1980
Louis Guisto '16 1981
Linus Claeys '32 1982
Ken Hofmann '45 1983
Br. T. Jerome West, FSC '40 1984
Raymond J. Syufy '40 1985
No Award Presented 1986
Br. T. Mel Anderson, FSC '51 1987
George V. "Val" McKeever, Jr. '49 1988
Thomas O'Neil, Jr. '52 1989
George R. Canrinus '34 1990
Donald F. DeLong '51 1991
No Award Presented 1992
Jerry Fitzpatrick '42 1993
Giles Miller, MD '54 1994
Tom Walsh '49 1995
Bob Haas '63 1996
Dr. Louis Geissberger '53 1997
Donald J. Wood '45 1998
Sherie Dodsworth '78 1999
John Macken '62 2000
Edward Lammerding '51 2001
Gene Valdemi '50 2002
Stanley Gilliam '45 2003
LaRoy Doss '59 2004
Cal Scilacci '50 2005
Neil Sweeney '50 2006
Jim Guyette '67 2007
George Schmitt '65 2008
Bernie Orsi '65 2010
Rena Fischer '99 2011
C. Joseph Crane '53 2012

Meritorius Service 

Presented to an alumnus/a who has exemplified the mission of the College by commitment to service in his or her own community or the College. (Formerly known as the Certificate of Merit.)

Name and Class Awarded
George Poultney '05 1967
Br. Xavier Joy, FSC '42 1969
Ronald McArthur '49 1969
Angelo Brovelli '33 1969
C. Stanley Gilliam '45 1970
Rudy Valenic 1971
Julia Merson '71 1973
William P. Niland '39 1975
Philip Leitner '57 1976
Jerry Fitzpatrick '42 1977
Ray Syufy '40 1978
Linus Claeys '32 1979
Don Dickerson '70 1979
John Neudecker '72 1980
Dave Recupero '63 1980
James G. Togneri '70 1981
Arthur Mott '36 1981
Thomas Walsh '49 1982
Ed Moran '36 1982
Marty Haley '56 1983
Ernest Pierucci '72 1983
J. Randall Andrada '73 1984
Sherie Swiess Dodsworth '78 1984
George Burtt '68 1985
John Macken '62 1986
James McClay '50 1986
Ric Rosario '80 1986
No Award Presented 1987
John Bartolero '50 1988
Moira Lanning '78 1988
Lou Meyer '59 1989
Roger Murphy '59 1989
Joe Siler '62 1989
John J. McCaffrey '52 1990
John C. Blackstock '70 1990
John L. Rengel '70 1991
No Award Presented 1992
Evo Alexandre '81 EE 1993
David Waal '79 1993
Yolanda Vega '79 EMBA 1994
Lucia Sills '76 1994
Rita K. Walljasper '84 EE 1995
Thomas Murphy '70 1995
Andrew Buckingham '84 1996
Brian Stevens '77 1996
Trisha Holloway '76 1996
Marty Kordick '37 1997
Alisa Bertain '86 1997
Larry Appel '64 1998
Janet Holbrook '85 1998
Joe Casalnuovo '50 1999
Pete McAndrews '65 2000
Stan Donahue '47 2001
Mary McLaughlin '88EE/'90P 2001
Ralph Smith '58 2002
William "Bob" Vallon '69 2002
Elaine (Wang) Moal '86 2003
Jim Weyland '60 2004
Gerald Murphy '72 2005
Gary Murphy '74 2005
Jim Wood '70 2007
Michael Johnson '87 2008
Ken Vincent '52 2010
Tori Verber-Salazar '87 2011
Cindy Neander Cooper '96 2012

Signum Fidei Award

Awarded to the alumnus/a for outstanding participation in the goals of higher education, in the spirit of the founder of the Christian Brothers, patron of all teachers, Saint John Baptist De La Salle.

Name and Class Awarded
John F. Mott 1959
Remond Sabatte '45 1959
Gordon Simon '41 1960
Charles J. McCarthy '06 1960
Paul Bernardis '48 1960
James M. Radnich '51 1960
E. Frank Haven '31 1961
Daniel P. Leary '37 1961
Philip D. Quittman '36 1961
A. Anthony Bilotti '48 1962
Elwood Lang '35 1962
Henry Van Gieson '48 1962
A.S. Hofmeister '07 1962
Edward Lammerding '51 1962
Ed Illig '50 1963
John C. Clayworth '42 1964
Dario Marenco, D.D.S. '52 1964
Charles Scheflin '32 1964
Edgar Hinkel '26 1965
George Wilson '34 1965
Daniel J. O'Hara '39 1966
Hon. George Miller, Jr. '36 1966
J. Russell Deterding, Jr. '51 1966
Joseph Firpo '29 1966
Richard V. Bertain '51 1966
William Fischer '32 1967
J. Patrick Brown '52 1967
George Burtt '31 1968
William Cagney '33 1968
Arthur Sherry '29 1968
Br. W. Thomas Levi, FSC '45 1969
Br. Haig Charshaf, FSC '51 1969
William McLeod '64 1969
Paul Ascenzi '51 1969
Thomas O'Neil '52 1969
Bernard Cummins '57 1970
Br. Mathew McDevitt, FSC '31 1970
Robert McAndrews '32 1971
Br. Virgil Eastman, FSC '22 1971
Rev. George Kutches '52 1971
Rev. Benjamin F. Bowling (Special Award: presented posthumously) 1971
James "Jimmy" Phelan 1972
George Canrinus '34 1973
Richard Didon '51 1973
Joseph Shally '32 1973
John A. Whalen '65 1973
Bernard Clougherty '31 1975
Joseph McTigue '30 1975
Francis Coakley '18 1975
Thomas Coakley '28 1975
Albert H. Heeg, Jr. '59 1976
G. Joseph Bertain, Jr. '51 1976
Donald J. Cariani '58 1976
Don DeLong '51 1977
George Paganelli '62 1977
John Powers '60 1978
Rod Arriaga '66 1978
LaRoy Doss '59 1979
Lou Pometta '26 1979
Br. Frederick U. Portillo, FSC '50 1979
Charles Heinbockel '34 (Awarded posthumously) 1981
John G. Bannister '35 1981
Br. Bertram Coleman, FSC '44 1983
Mary Doyle Springer '44 1983
C. Joseph Crane '53 1984
Br. Alfred Brousseau, FSC '28 1984
Dr. Ronald McArthur '49 1985
Dr. Robert Hass '63 1985
Br. V. Dominic Barry, FSC '33 1985
Lawrence Bliquez '63 1986
Father Patrick LaBelle, OP '61 1986
No Award Presented 1987
Thomas Lyons '50 1988
Br. Brendan Kneale, FSC '40 1988
Benjamin Frankel THO 1989
Br. William J. Beatie, FSC '52 1990
Leo O. Oakes (Awarded posthumously) 1990
George J. Silvestri Jr. '63 1991
John W. Broad, THO 1991
Christian Brothers of SMC 1991
Alemany Community 1991
Br. Robert Lee, FSC, SMC Community 1992
Br. Arnold Stewart, FSC 1992
Herman Lujan, Ph.D. '58 1993
Frank Brady '59 1994
Ernest S. Pierucci '72 1995
Br. Manuel Vega (Awarded posthumously) 1996
Br. Jerome West '40 1997
Frank Laporte '56 1998
Tom Brown '92 1999
Karin McClelland '90 1999
Carole Swaine 2000
Br. Dominic Berardelli, FSC 2001
Ted Tsukahara '62 2002
Lou Meyer '59 2002
Michael Ferrigno '66 2003
John Leykam 2004
Larry Appel '64 2005
Bob Gardner 2005
George Clark '66 2006
Rick Reviglio '88 2007
Robert Kozlowski '50 2008
John Tarabini '59 2010
No Award Given 2011
Rev. Caesar Caviglia '50 2012

G.O.L.D. (Gaels of the Last Decade) Award

Awarded to a graduating student in good standing or an alumnus/a, who graduated within the last 10 years from the year of the award, in recognition of ongoing and noteworthy support of the current students and recent alumni of Saint Mary's College and/or his or her local community.

Name and Class Awarded
Zulay Kapci '99 2004
Brian Driscoll '95 2005
Jeanette Ercila '00 2005
James Black MBA '05 2006
Anne Walker MBA '05 2006
Jim Sciuto '00 2007
Erin Gilbert '02 2008
Alisa Macksey '00 2009
Greg Teshara '02 2011
Joe Buenavista EMBA '05 2011
Derek Smead '02 2012

Honorary Alumnus/Alumna

Awarded in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to the mission of Saint Mary's College.

Name and Class Awarded
Edward J. Carey Unknown
Lewis Guerrieri Unknown
Louis P. Peresenyi 1952
Alan Ward 1952
Fred A. Ferroggiaro 1955
Lewis J. Gray 1955
Joaquin F. Dos Reis 1960
James McCloud 1962
Seymour Farber 1964
William A. Patterson 1964
Art Fleuti 1969
Benjamin Frankel 1972
Y. Charles Soda 1972
Bishop John Cummins, D.D. 1975
Mary Thille 1975
Stephen Camp 1976
Sr. Ambrose Devereux 1976
Kazuo Goto 1977
Elizabeth McElligott 1978
John Broad 1978
Ann Baumann 1978
Frank Baumann 1979
Valerie Gomez 1980
Alfred Fromm 1981
Albert E. Maggio 1982
Patrick Vincent 1983
Henry G. Sheehy 1984
Albert E. Stevens 1985
Arthur C. Latno, Jr. 1985
Elaine McKeon 1986
No Award Presented 1987
Raymond O'Brien 1988
James Harvey 1989
Sr. Clare Wagstaffe 1989
Raymond J. White 1990
Ruth Claeys 1990
Donald J. McKilip 1991
Frank J. Filippi 1992
Olivia C. Filippi 1992
Marjorie David Ageno 1992
Edward Ageno 1992
Mabel Schine 1993
C.J. "Mike" Walter 1993
Silvio Garaventa, Sr. 1994
Albert C. Compaglia 1995
Howard Korth 1996
Gerry Korth 1996
BJ Cassin 1997
BeBe Cassin 1997
Patricia "Patti" McDermott 1998
Richard "Dick" Callahan 1998
Ed Madigan 1999
Michael Stead 2000
Prof. Joe Lanigan Ph.D. 2001
Elizabeth Rice Grossman 2001
Barbara Ferrigno 2002
Margaret and Coral DePriester 2003
Shirley Holloway 2004
Mary Donlon 2005
Matt Carroll 2006
Brother Dominic Berardelli 2007
Clare Schmitt 2008
Phil and Sharon Lebherz 2010
No Award Given 2011
No Award Given 2012

Saint John Baptist de La Salle Award

Presented to a member of the faculty or staff who has, over a period of years, demonstrated a personal commitment to the students of Saint Mary's College above and beyond their employee responsibilities. This personal commitment is evidenced by a demonstrated commitment to one or more of the five Lasallian Core Principles: faith in the presence of God, quality education, respect for all persons, inclusive community, and concern for the poor and social justice.

Name and Class Awarded
Elmer Gelinas 1981
Benjamin Frankel 1982
John Correia '59 1983
Stan White 1984
Lawrence R. Cory '39 1985
O. De Sales Perez '53 1986
No Award Presented 1987
Katherine Roper 1988
Jerry Bodily 1989
Roy Schmaltz 1990
Sally Stampp 1991
Steven Cortright '75 1992
Norman Springer 1993
Mary Doyle Springer 1994
Carl Guarneri 1995
Kristine L. Chase 1996
Jane Sangwine-Yager 1997
Diana Ting Liu Wu 1998
Br. Camillus Chávez '51 1999
Jacob Lester 2000
Dean Frances Sweeney '86 2001
Rebecca Caroll 2002
Dan Cawthon 2003
Ron Olowin 2004
Penny Washbourn 'M89 2005
Ed Tywoniak '75 2006
Shawny Anderson 2007
Dr. John Dennis (posthumous) 2008
Br. Michael Avila '70 2010
Bill McLeod '64 2011
Chris Jones 2012
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