The Rockhurst University Office of Alumni and Constituent Relation honors accomplished alumni with awards which include the St. Ignatius Award, the Xavier Medal of Honor and the Faber Young Alumni Award. We are pleased to honor this year's award winners:

James Owens, '72, St. Ignatius Award

Pasquale Trozzolo, '75, St. Ignatius Award

Betsy Vander Velde, '88, Xavier Medal of Service

Patrick Wank, '05, Faber Young Alumni Award

The awards luncheon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at noon in the Greenlease Library. Individual tickets to the luncheon are $35 per person, or $280 for a table of eight.

Reserve your space today by clicking here and completing the Alumni Awards Luncheon section of the Family and Alumni Weekend registration.

Questions? Contact Emily Vieux, assistant director of annual giving, at 816-501-4891 or

About the Awards

St. Ignatius Award
The St. Igantius Award will be given to an alumnus(a) who has made an exceptional achievement in his/her field of endeavor.

Xavier Medal of Honor

The Xavier Medal of Honor will be given to an alumnus(a) who has contributed a substantial impact of service and effort to some segment of  society external to Rockhurst University, consistent with the Jesuit tradition of “service to others”.  

Faber Young Alumni Award
The Faber Young Alumni Award will be given to a young alumnus(a) who has demonstrated leadership capability, substantial indication of a commitment to the service of others, demonstration of potential for leadership/distinction in the long-term, and substantial commitment to Rockhurst University and its mission. A young alumnus(a) is defined for the purpose of this award of someone who is under the age of 40 and graduated 15 years ago or less.