Grace McDonald Awards and Citations

April 26, 1969: Viterbo College Alumnae Association Distinguished Alumna Award

August 12, 1970: Greater La Crosse Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Service to the Community Award as President of Viterbo College

December 1971: President's Club of Viterbo College Distinguished Citizen and Friend of Independent Higher Education as generous benefactor and member of the President's Club

May 1975: Dedication and naming of McDonald Terrace apartment complex for resident students at Viterbo College

May 14, 1978: Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Viterbo College

April 14, 1978: The Viterbo College Board of Advisors Pope John XXIII Award for Distinguished Service exemplifying the spirit of Pope John XXIII

June 1984: The Catholic Diocese of Spokane Award in recognition and appreciation for dedicated service

1989: Awarded the Cross of Merit with Silver Star Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

April 26, 1992: Invested as a Lady of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem; nominated by Bishop John Paul, Diocese of La Crosse

May 2, 1996: Viterbo College Father J. Thomas Finucan Award for having promoted, demonstrated, and given personal manifestation, to an outstanding degree, to the mission of Viterbo College; particularly the Christian and humanistic dimensions which foster the development of the whole person

September 27, 1997: Cited as Visionary Leader for the Fine Arts Center on the plaque dedicating the atrium addition of the center on the occasion of the Fine Arts Center Silver Anniversary

May 14, 2000: Designated Director Emerita of Viterbo College