The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Merit Awards (DAMA) will be suspended so that the entire Gonzaga community - students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and supporters - can come together to honor the 2014 Opus Prize winners. We will invite our past DAMA recipients to honor the Opus Prize finalists and to demonstrate the agreement of values between the Opus Foundation and Gonzaga University and its alumni. Visit Gonzaga's Opus website.

Distinguished Alumni Merit Award

Each year, the Gonzaga University Alumni Association awards select members with its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Merit Award. Nominations come in from various sources throughout the University. Ultimately, recipients are chosen based upon their service and contributions to their families, their careers, their peers, and their communities.

The Alumni Association Board of Directors, its staff and the entire Gonzaga Community would like to congratulate these distinguished alumni on this meritorious award and thank them for all they do for Gonzaga, their families, and their communities.

Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Merit Award


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Young Alumni Merit Award

Established in 2006, the Young Alumni Merit Award is presented annually to an outstanding graduate of the last ten years who has shown leadership and inspiration to young alumni through club participation and in events of a social, spiritual, community service and/or continuing education nature.    

The purpose of this award is to recognize exceptional achievements in career, public service and/or volunteer activities that bring honor to Gonzaga University. Nominations are submitted by alumni, friends, and staff members for committee consideration.

Recipients of the Young Alumni Merit Award