Alumni Recognition Programs

The Saint Leo Alumni Association, along with the office of Alumni Engagement and Sustained Giving, is dedicated to recognizing those who serve as role models for Saint Leo students, encourage others to consider a Saint Leo education, and further inspire a sense of Saint Leo pride in their fellow graduates.

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Distinguished Alumnus/a Award

The highest award granted by the Saint Leo University Alumni Association, the Distinguished Alumnus/a Award recognizes alumni who have achieved remarkable goals in his or her personal or professional life. Examples of such are: noteworthy success in building a business, appointment to a high level position within a government or private industry, and earning esteem and praise within his or her local community for a consistent pattern of selfless work or high-level achievement.

Alternately, a person who achieved a singular goal of great positive significance. Examples are: earning a position on an Olympic team, discovering or inventing something of note, performing a verifiable heroic deed, and etc.

Benedictine Spirit Award

Originally established in 2006 as the Florida Benedictine Spirit Award, this award continues the tradition of celebrating and honoring an alumnus/a who is living the values first articulated 1,500 years ago by Saints Benedict and Scholastica. The recipient will have demonstrated uncommon and sustained devotion to the Saint Leo University community.

Alumni awards are presented each year during Homecoming Weekend in November.

Roaring Onward Recognition Program

Established in 2016, the Roaring Onward recognition program celebrates outstanding alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years. Selection is based on professional success, contribution to their communities, and living the university’s core values. Recipients possess the qualities that embody the spirit of Saint Leo and a commitment to further strengthen the alumni community. They are Lions who are truly making a difference!

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