The Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented in the categories of achievement and service. The purpose of the Distinguished Alumnus Award is to publicly recognize alumni for distinguished personal and career accomplishments and for exemplary contributions to society that bring credit to the Christian Brothers University. Additionally, the Distinguished Alumnus Award publicly honors alumni who have performed distinguished service for CBU through cumulative contributions or by an extraordinary act or effort that advances the University.



The Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes a graduate of Christian Brothers University who has achieved a notable level of success in life, made significant contributions to his or her profession, supported the efforts of CBU, and contributed to society through public service and/or church activities.


To be eligible, a person must be a graduate of Christian Brothers University with a bachelor or master’s degree, and must be 35 years or older. Unless there is a compelling reason to merit an exception, only one award will be given each year.

Nominate a Deserving Recipient

To nominate someone for an Alumni Award, simply email us at or send a letter of nomination to:

Christian Brothers University
Office of Advancement
650 E Parkway S, Box 104
Memphis, TN 38104

Simply include the name of the award, the name of the person you would like to nominate, and describe why the individual should be considered. Supporting materials such as a resume or newspaper/magazine articles citing the nominee’s accomplishments will be valuable in the committee’s evaluation of credentials and thus enhance your nominee’s candidacy.

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