St. Catherine's Medal

The St. Catherine's Medal (SCM) honors students who represent the high ideals of a Catholic college education, including but not limited to Viterbo University's core values of contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service.

Any Viterbo student (graduate or undergraduate) who has not previously received the award is eligible. All Viterbo University faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit nomiinations via the online nomination form link above.

Thanks to the Offices of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the University Chaplain, students receiving the St. Catherine's Medal will receive a bronze medal inscribed with their name, one year of membership in the Kappa Gamma Pi National Catholic College Graduate Honors Society, and a gift certificate to be used at La Crosse Downtown businesses.

Nomination Window and Deadline:
We are currently accepting nominations via the link below.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 23 at 9am.

Nominees will be evaluated on the extent to which he or she has:

  • demonstrated dedication to his or her Catholic education,
  • demonstrated leadership,
  • participated in service to Viterbo or the broader community on behalf of Viterbo University,
  • worked to fulfill the Viterbo mission and is a role model within our Franciscan community, and
  • stood their ground against the constraints placed upon them.

Nomination Form:  Please click here to access the nomination form.

An important note to nominators:
The SCM Selection Committee relies heavily on the information provided via the nomination forms. Robust nominations that include specific examples of the above listed criteria give us a more complete picture of each nominee and help us select the best candidates. Thank you in advance for your help in this regard.

Award Presentation Venue Information:
The St. Catherine's Medal will be presented at the annual Student Leader Recognition Dinner on April 23, 2018. The student recipients and their nominators will receive invitations to the dinner.


Please contact one of the SCM Selection Committee Members:
Colin Burns-Gilbert, Chair (
Emilio Alvarez (
Margy Frazier (
Jacob Hart (

Kirsten Gabriel (
Lisa Konkel (
David Saunders-Scott (


List of Past Award Recipients