48th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library

Recognizing UMassD alumni and members of the UMassD community for outstanding service to the university and for their career accomplishments

Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library

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UMassD Alumni Award Categories

Alumni Achievement Award: Joseph W. Augustyn '69

The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes a UMass Dartmouth graduate who, because of distinguished stature in a chosen profession, has attained great respect, had a strong impact on his or her field and enhanced the reputation of the University. Joseph Augustyn '69 is honored for his distinguished career achievements in homeland security and intelligence and dedication to UMass Dartmouth. He is executive vice president of Jefferson Waterman International and the president of its subsidiary Crosshatch International.

Rising Star Alumni Award: Elisabeth Spinnato '06

The Rising Star Alumni Award celebrates the accomplishments of a UMassD graduate of the last 10-15 years whose exceptional achievements in career, public service, or volunteer activities bring honor to UMass Dartmouth. In recognition of her accomplishments in her career in media, Elisabeth Spinnato '06 is recognized as a "rising star" among UMassD alumni. She is director for digital strategy at WE Communications and teaches at Columbia University in a graduate program.

Alumni Volunteer Service Award: Jennifer Granger Sullivan '05

The Alumni Volunteer Service Award is given to a graduate in recognition of loyal, unselfish, and consistent service to the UMass Dartmouth and the Alumni Association. Jennifer Granger Sullivan '05 has given nearly a decade of service to UMass Dartmouth as both a past president and at-large member of the Alumni Association Board.

Blue & Gold Legacy Award: Reverend Dr. Robert P. Lawrence

Reverend Dr. Robert P. Lawrence will posthumously receive the inaugural Blue & Gold Legacy Award for his commitment to UMassD and the community. Rev. Lawrence was an inspiration to UMass Dartmouth and our community for many years as our spiritial leader. He received an honorary degree from UMassD in 2007. The Blue & Gold Legacy Award was established this year by the Alumni Association to honor an individual who is not a graduate of UMass Dartmouth or its predecessor institutions, but who is recognized for exceptional career accomplishments or service to UMassD and the community at large.  

Past Alumni Award Recipients

2018 UMassD Alumni award recipients

2018 Alumni Award recipients Rachael Bonoan '13, Beth Knodler '00, and Steven Martins '07 with Chancellor Robert E. Johnson.

 

Alumni Volunteer Service Award 

1970 Albert Malick ’33*

1971 Leo J. Langfield ’51

1972 Thomas M. Mulvey

1973 Edward A. Friedberg ’30*

1974 Paul G. St. Laurent ’52

1975 Daniel J. McGrath ’57*

1976 Thomas J. McDonald ’27*

1976 John F. Pacheco ’33*

1977 Alton R. Wilson ’65, ’69

1978 Thomas S. Bancroft ’60*

1979 Lorraine C. Desrosiers-Sylvia ’66

1980 James W. Stott, Jr. ’63*

1981 Alden W. Counsell ’42*

1982 Julien F. Paul ’47

1983 Francis Tripp ’28*

1984 Carol A. Bardsley ’66

1985 James A. Flanagan ’47

1986 Joyce A. Goodman ’73

1987 Jenny Xifaras ’60

1988 Claudette B. Veary ’69

1989 Jayne E. Brady ’79

1990 Richard C. Walker ’74 ’77

1991 Robert R. Saltzman

1992 Albert W. Caron, Jr. ’69

1998 Roger J. Dugal ’70

1999 Susan T. Costa ’72

2000 Robert G. Fortes ’77*

2002 Donald G. Wood ’60 ’70

2003 Donna Grenon ’71

2004 William McGowan ’82

2005 William R. Markey ’55*

2005 Norma L. Markey ’54

2006 Michael J. Rodrigues ’83

2007 Donald Taylor ’54

2008 Paul Pinault ’73

2009 no awards given

2010 no awards given

2011 James Karam ’71, HD ’01

2012 Gloria Craven ’77

2013 John Freeman ’58

2014 Nuno Couto ’97

2015 Judith Lima ’87

2016 Not awarded

2017 Edward Hill, Jr. ’77

2018 Steven Martins '07

 

Alumni Achievement Award

1970 Harold Mc Isaac ’19*

1971 Kenneth V. Chace ’37*

1972 A. Durfee Damon ’31*

1973 Dr. Augustine Silveira, Jr. ’57

1974 Joseph J. Crowley ’35*

1975 Amelia Eaton ’47

1976 James A. Nannery ’34*

1977 Dr. June B. Roche ’60

1978 Dr. Paul R. Caron ’57

1979 Dr. Albin F. Turbak ’51*

1980 C. Norman Dion ’59*

1981 Michael T. Ronan ’70*

1982 Kenneth E. Derego ’59

1983 Lester W. Cory ’63

1984 Paul S. Marois ’57

1985 Lionel M. Bourassa ’63

1986 Donna M. Viveiros ’70*

1987 Robert Correia ’62

1987 Sheila Sheehan Martines-Pina ’77*

1988 Thomas F. McCabe ’75

1989 Philip H. Viall ’81 ’83

1990 Marcel Joseph ’57

1991 Stephen P. Donovan, Jr. ’66

1992 Dr. Thomas Curry ’64

1993-1997 not given

1998 Dr. Thomas Higginson*

1999 Jimmy Tingle ’77

2000 Mayor Edward Lambert, Jr. ’81

2000 Mayor Frederick M. Kalisz, Jr. ’79

2001 Maria Furman ’76

2002 Daniel Bogan ’59

2003 Trustee William E. Giblin ’57*

2004 Elizabeth Isherwood ’80

2005 Robert Leduc ’78

2006 Kevin Santos ’81

2007 Randall Pollard ’53*

2008 Marie T. Field ’76

2009-2010 not given

2011 Donald Burton, Jr. ’97

2011 Michael Knodler, Jr ’99

2012 Donald McCormack ’85

2013 Dr. John Farrington ’66, ’85

2014 Richard Aubut ’75

2015 James French ’78

2015 Michael Joyce ’85

2015 Craig P. O’Connell ’14

2015 Dr. Joan M. Vitello-Cicciu ’78

2016 not given

2017 Daniel M. Asquino ’69

2018 Beth Knodler '00

 

Rising Star Alumni Award

Special Alumni Hero Award

2011 Gregory Tapis ’04

2012 not given

2013 Matthew Gallant ’04

2014 Catherine O’Keefe, PhD ’13

2015 Caitlyn Camara ’07

2016 not given

2017 Michael Charles Savaria ’10, MS ’13, MA ’15, PhD '17

2018 Rachael E. Bonoan '13

2017 George A. Heath '83*
(Awarded posthumously)

 *deceased