Distinguished Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award winners are people who demonstrate Viterbo's mission of faithful service and ethical leadership in their everyday lives. These alumni embody Viterbo’s core values:

  • Contemplation, reflecting upon the presence of God in our lives and work;
  • Hospitality, welcoming everyone we encounter as an honored guest;
  • Integrity, striving for honesty in everything we say and do;
  • Stewardship, practicing responsible use of all resources in our trust; and
  • Service, working for the common good in the spirit of humility and joy.

If you know someone deserving of this recognition, please let us know. Nominations for the 2022 awards will be accepted through March 1, 2022. 

NOMINATIONS

Recipients 1967 to present

2021
 
2020

 

2019
  • Spirit of Francis — Mary (Fitzpatrick) Marshall ’14
  • Service to the University – Sandra Hoeser ’69
  • College of Business, Performing Arts, and Leadership Rising Professional — Evan Dreger ’15
  • College of Business, Performing Arts, and Leadership Professional Achievement — Ann Boland ’94, ’10
  • College of Education, Engineering, Letters, and Sciences Rising Professional — Jessica Brozek ’09
  • College of Education, Engineering, Letters, and Sciences Professional Achievement — Melissa “Missy” (Glenna) Naylor ’08
  • College of Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior Rising Professional — Morgan (Welte) Stidham ’15
  • College of Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior Professional Achievement — Ana Eugenia Marin ’77

2018
  • Maomoua Vue '98 - Community Service
  • Richard Ruskell '79 - Professional Development
  • Marcella Steffes, FSPA '56 - Service to the University
  • Rosine Urujeni '11 - Spirit of Francis
  • Joseph Stamp-Romero '12 - Young Alumni
2017
  • Irene TenEyck '06 – Community Service
  • Teresa Pulvermacher '94, '10 – Professional Development
  • St. Francis School of Nursing Alumnae Chapter – Service to the University
  • Oresoa Selo-Ojeme, FSPA '85 – Spirit of Francis
  • Colin Luz '14 – Young Alumni
2016
  • Marie Kyle, FSPA '57, '60 - Community Service
  • Therese "Terri" (Hess) Pedace '77 - Professional Development
  • Mark Franz '84 - Service to the University
  • Fr. John Lasuba '12 - Spirit of Francis
  • Sonja Larson '14 - Young Alumni
2015
  • Leah Misch '08 - Community Service
  • Keith Lease '12 - Professional Development
  • Rose Ann (Mashak) Kazmierczak '61 - Service to the University
  • Ann "Annie" (Sendelbach) Beinborn '78 - Spirit of Francis
  • Mary Jilek '06 - Young Alumni
2014
  • Rev. Diana M. (Thompson) Gorgos, SFSN '59 - Spirit of Francis
  • Camille Orridge '80 - Professional Development
  • Carolyn Hogan '63 (d) - Service to the University
  • Melinda Van Slyke '97, '06 - Community Service
  • Molly Simones '10 - Young Alumni
2013
  • Dr. Dan Hale '96 - Spirit of Francis
  • Kim Little '79 - Professional Development
  • Margaret Hammell '87 - Service to the University
  • Wayne Oliver '08 - Community Service
  • Michael Krueger '10 - Young Alumni
2012
  • Eileen (Sullivan) Schrager '63 - Spirit of Francis
  • Karolee (Hogden) Sowle, SFSN '62, '77 - Professional Development
  • Joyce (Waldenberger) Hagmann, SFSN '47 - Service to the University
  • Sandra (Dutcher) Schwalbe '63 - Community Service
  • Zach Johnson '11 - Young Alumni
2011
  • Shawn Wedlund '11 - Spirit of Francis
  • Mark Skogen '92 - Professional Development
  • Mary Ann Gschwind, FSPA '65 - Service to the University
  • Brenda Armstrong '78 - Community Service
  • Kristina (Smaby) Schoh '10 - Young Alumni
2010
  • Richard Brostrom '84 - Spirit of Francis
  • Todd Goldsmith '92 - Professional Development
  • Sally (Kramer) Emerson '77, '98 - Service to the University
2009
  • Rochelle Potaracke, FSPA '64 - Service to the University
  • Emily (Caldwell) Pozo '95 - Spirit of Francis
2008
  • Julie Vietri '82 - Professional Development
  • Margaret Wood '90 - Service to the Community
  • Brian Konkol '01 - Franciscan Spirit
2007
  • Chad Hrdina '01 - Young Alumni Award
  • Wendy (Young, Wegner) Storandt '76 (d) - Service to the University
  • Marilyn Brodie '64 (d) - Franciscan Spirit
2006
  • Matt Boehler '98 - Young Alumni Award
  • Patti Jo Severson '78 - Community Service
  • Gregory Lind '76 - Professional Development
  • Mary (Sendelbach) Dudley '76 - Franciscan Spirit
2005
  • Sr. Antona Schedlo '65 - Community Service
  • Barbara Winters '99 - Professional Development
  • Earl Madary '88 (d) - Franciscan Spirit
2004
  • Shane Peper '98 - Young Alumni Award
  • Rose Robacker '53 (d) - Service to the Community
  • Mary Ann Wetterling '90 - Service to the Community
2003
  • Kimberly (Sloane) Adams '93 - Outstanding Young Alumni
  • Rose Kreutz '66, '82 - Community Service
  • Jeanette Hertges '85 - Professional Development
2002
  • Scott Krueger '95 - Outstanding Young Alumni
  • Therese Amel '76 - Service to the University
  • Valerie Jackson Jones '76 - Community Service
  • Anna Dolores Balderamos Garcia '79 - Professional Development
2001
  • Christopher Parr '89 - Professional Development
  • Kathryn (Sullivan) Larson '56 - Professional Development
  • Carole Plante '66 - Community Service
  • S. Marie Leon La Croix, FSPA '45 (d) - Service to the University
2000
  • Meg Buchner '93 - Young Alumni Award
  • Barbara Hundt '76 - Professional Development
  • Virginia Lukasek '75 (d) - Service to the College
1999
  • Shelly Lamb-Vosen '80 - Service to the College
  • Theresa Richards '73 - Professional Development
  • Michael Peplinski '96 - Young Alumni Award
1998
  • S. Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA '67 - Service to the College
  • Kristine (Koetting) Campbell '74 - Professional Development
  • Sue Schmitt '69 - Educational Achievement
1997
  • Larry Winter '88 - Outstanding Young Alumni
  • Richard Deyo '83 - Service to the College
  • Margaret Grenisen '80 - Professional Development
  • Nola Jo Starling-Ratliff '74 - Community Service
  • Rosalbo Bueno-Osawa '61 - Educational Achievement
1996
  • David Stoeffler '81 - Professional Development
  • Connie White Delaney '75 - Educational Achievement
  • S. Joyce Bantle, FSPA '59 (d) - Service to the College
  • Theresa Myers-McHenry '55 - Community Service
1995
  • Monica Dixon '85 - Outstanding Young Alumni
  • Kristine Larson Clark '78 - Educational Achievement
  • Joseph Kotnour '75 - Professional Achievement & Community Service
  • S. Bernyne Stark, FSPA (d) - Honorary Alumna
1994
  • Barbara Weber '69 - Professional Development
  • S. Nancy Lafferty, FSPA '58 - Community Service
  • Mary (Maney) Morgan '54 (d) - Service to the College
1993
  • John Snyder '84 - Outstanding Young Alumni
  • S. Helen Elsbernd, FSPA '65 - Professional Development
  • Darlene (Eberhardt) Wolfe '69 (d) - Community Service
1992
  • James Ames '82 - Outstanding Young Alumnus
  • Kathleen (Pattison) Roberg '74 - Community Service
  • Margaret Colleran '73 - Community Service
  • Patricia (Majarrez) Hoch '69 - Professional Development
  • S. Louisella Froehle, FSPA '47 (d) - Service to the College
1991
  • Lucy (Runde) Canaday '84 - Outstanding Young Alumna
  • Jane Kirschling '80 - Educational Achievement
  • Harold Holler '77 - Professional Development
  • Sandra (Reget) Holter '70 - Community Service
  • S. Jeanice Lohman, FSPA '42 (d) - Service to the College
1990
  • Linda (Balgord) Fenton '82 - Outstanding Young Alumna Award
  • Paul Krystofiak '80 - Educational Achievement
  • Joseph (Gauss) Paulauskis '78 - Professional Development
  • A. Diane Moeller '62 - Service to the College
  • Annette (Duren) Scherbert '61 - Community Service
1989
  • Carl Hansen '76 - Professional Achievement
  • Debra (Kelly) Schams '81 - Outstanding Young Alumna Award
  • S. Thea Bowman, FSPA '65 (d) - Global Community Service
  • Jean Storlie Harkness '80 - Educational Achievement
1988
  • Janice Bahr '65 - Professional Achievement
  • Lois (Liston) Durall '56 - La Crosse Community Service
  • Mary (Burke) Christianson '79 - Young Alumna Award
  • Ray "Pinky" Barton (d) - Honorary Award for Years of Service to Student Life
1987
  • Mary Lu Gerke '74 - Service in Professional Work
  • S. Celestine Cepress, FSPA (d) - Honorary Alumna Award
1983
  • Cyrilla Barr '56 - Outstanding Alumna
  • Paula (Ripple) Comin '55 (d) - Alumni Service - Community
  • S. Rose Rita Collingon, FSPA '51 (d) - Alumni Service - Religious
1982
  • Elizabeth (Harrison) Metcalfe '82 - Outstanding Senior Alumni Service Award for Service to the VCAA & La Crosse Area
  • Bonnie (Benzing) Pfaff '73 - Outstanding Ambassador Award - Recruiting
  • S. Doris Murphy, OSB '66 (d) - Alumni Service Award - Religious
1976
  • S. Riccarda Moseley, FSPA '43 (d) - Distinguished Alumna Award
  • Janet Linderbaum '59 - Distinguished Alumna Award
1975
  • S. Theodine Sebold, FSPA (d) - Distinguished Alumna Award
  • Agnes Tan '63 - Distinguished Alumna Award
1969
  • S. Grace Mc Donald, FSPA '46 (d) - Distinguished Alumna Award
1967
  • Catherine Daniels '50 (d) - First Alumna Award