Dominican Alumnae Awards

What is the Dominican Alumnae Award?

The purpose of establishing the Dominican Alumnae Awards is to recognize graduates who model the mission of Rosary High School and who live the truth (Veritas) as taught by Jesus Christ.

Rosary High School is committed to the mission of educating and developing Christian leaders in the Dominican tradition: encouraging faith development, seeking truth, striving for academic excellence and lifelong learning, developing individual gifts, valuing Christian service and fostering responsible members for society.

What is the criteria for the Dominican Alumnae Award?

Nominees must have graduated from Rosary High School at least 10 years ago (except for the Young Leadership Achievement Award). These graduates may be of great standing in their community or one who serves others through their quiet dedication to Christian ideals. Through a life of service, she uses her gifts to further Christ’s teachings and is thereby an inspiration to peers as well as to students of Rosary High School. These graduates may come from any walk of life, any part of the world, or any area of involvement. These awards may be presented to more than one recipient during a given year.

List of 4 items.

  • Community Service Award:

    This nominee exhibits exceptional service to others and makes a difference in the world through volunteer work or other service above and beyond. Candidates must exemplify the highest ethical, moral, and spiritual values.
  • Professional Excellence:

    This award is based on recognition from professional organizations/peers, education, leadership and must have strong values and morals
  • Rosary Spirit:

    This nominee demonstrates loyalty to Rosary by Service, Pride, Initiative, Responsibility, Integrity, and Teamwork and is awarded to an alumna in recognition of Rosary High School support.
  • Young Leadership Achievement Award:

    This nominee is an alumna aged 30 or younger who has demonstrated leadership in her profession or community.

Who can nominate a Rosary High School Graduate?

Nominations may be made by Rosary alumnae, parents, past parents, supporters, faculty and students. We need your help to identify alumnae who are role models for our young women of today.

Who selects the recipient of the Dominican Alumnae Award?

The selection is made by a panel of faculty and staff representatives without the knowledge of the candidates’ identity. The recipient will be contacted immediately; a public announcement will follow her acceptance. 

If you have previously nominated an alumna who did not win, please submit another nomination with current information. Deadline for  nominations for the 2023 awards will be announced. If you know someone who should be nominated for this award, please take a few moments to fill out the Dominican Alumnae Award Nomination Form. If you need additional information, please contact Vicki Danklefsen at (630) 896-0831 ext. 250 or email.

Last Years Winners

Spirit: Sr. Catherine Mary Currie ('70), OP
Service: Gretchen (Feuerborn '93) Scheel
Spirit: Debbie (Grommes '70) Olson

Read About the 2021 Winners Here
2021 Awards Presentation
Rosary High School is a Catholic, college-prep high school for young women sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. Rosary creates a sisterhood of truth, faith and strength.