Distinguished Young Alumnus Award
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Distinguished Young Alumnus Award

Established in 1988, the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award publicly honors alumni who are 40 years old or younger for their outstanding personal and career achievements and contributions to society that are a credit to the University. These awards are given only in years when a deserving recipient is identified.

Qualifications

The Distinguished Young 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 or church activities.

Eligibility

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


2016 Distinguished Young Alumnus: Gabriela Salinas 


Previous Winners

  • 2016 Gabriela Salinas (’11)
  • 2015 Brother Dylan Perry (’10)
  • 2014 Analice Hosey Sowell (’02 & ’05)
  • 2013 Joshua Shipley (’01)
  • 2012 Mark Baricos (’02)
  • 2011 Maria Teresa Blanco Lensing, (’01 & ’07)
  • 2009 Eric Criswell, P.E. (’99)
  • 2008 Manny Patel (’05)
  • 2006 Chris Kane (’00, MBA ’01)
  • 2005 Robert Creech (’98)
  • 2004 Michelle Beale Robertson (’91) & Greg Robertson (’94)
  • 2003 Leo Old (’93)
  • 2002 Lisa Splan (’92)
  • 2001 Ross Harris Jr. (’93)
  • 2000 Chip Saltsman (’90)
  • 1999 J.T. Novarese (’89)
  • 1998 Courtney Fee (’89) & Dr. Kirk Fee (’88)
  • 1997 Christopher Koch (’86) & D. John Jackson II (’86)
  • 1996 Elizabeth Spearing Hansen (’86)
  • 1995 Dr. Regina Gadomski Healy (’88) & Greg Gadomski (’86 & ’95)
  • 1994 Frank Gattuso Jr. (’84)
  • 1993 Lauren McCabe Volpe (’84) & Paul Volpe (’84)
  • 1992 Amber Dancy Northcross (’82) & Dr. Phillip R. Northcross (’82)
  • 1991 Donna L. Hassebrock (’81) & Andi Jankowski Johnson (’81)
  • 1990 Jeannie Mancini (’85)
  • 1989 Dr. Darr LaFon (’79)
  • 1988 Keith Pigues (’84)
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