Alumni Awards | University of Portland

Alumni Awards

The University of Portland mission centers on teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. Through our annual Alumni Awards, we honor those individuals who embody this mission in their life and work, and demonstrate the power of the University to prepare people who respond to the needs of the world and its human family. 

Help us recognize our alumni!

You are invited to help identify those alumni who should be recognized for making outstanding contributions to their professional fields, for their dedication to volunteer endeavors, and for their ongoing support of the University and its mission.

Nominate a Pilot

Whether it’s a person who has shown great promise early in their career, someone who embodies the University’s mission of service and leadership, or an individual who has built a sustained record of accomplishment and community contribution across their lifetime, we’d like to know about them. 

If your nominee is selected as a finalist, members of the National Alumni Board will contact you to obtain more information about the individual you have recommended. Honorees are chosen in the spring and celebrated at the annual Alumni Awards during Alumni Reunion Weekend each June.


2022 Alumni Award Winners

Gerhardt Student Award: TBA

Distinguished Alumni Award - David Allstot ’60

Contemporary Alumni Award - Taylor Stewart ’18 

Fr. Thomas C. Oddo C.S.C Service Award - Wendy Richards ‘87 


2021 Alumni Award Winners

Gerhardt Student Awards: Katie Wojda ’21 and Sage Taylor ’21


2020 Alumni Award Winners

Distinguished Alumni Award - Kay Toran '64

Rev. Thomas C. Oddo C.S.C Service Award - Kaia Sand '94

Contemporary Alumni Award - Megan Rapinoe '08

Gerhardt Student Award -  Diana Salgado-Huicochea ’20


2019 Alumni Award Winners

Distinguished Alumni Award - Mike Irwin '78

Rev. Thomas C. Oddo C.S.C Service Award - Margarita Bautista Gay '87

Contemporary Alumni Award - Molly Craft Johnson ‘13

Gerhardt Student Award - Cathryn Casey '19

Read about our 2019 Alumni Award Winners

Past Award Winners

Learn about the various alumni awards, as well as award winners from years 2019 and prior.