The Rockhurst High School National Alumni Association and the Alumni Recognition Committee are excited to announce a reconstituted alumni recognition process which strengthens the nomination process with more alumni input and unveils a brand new recognition.
The Alumnus of the Year is awarded to an alumnus who honors the spirit, mission, and vision of the Society of Jesus through his dedication to being a “man for others” and by making significant contributions of time, talent, and treasure to Rockhurst High School and the broader community.
The Emerging Hawklet Award is a new award that celebrates the outstanding achievements of a young alumnus who has created a meaningful impact through exceptional leadership, service to others, or a commitment to excellence. This award is designed to recognize those who have demonstrated strong adherence to the guiding principle, "Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam."
Eligible nominees for the Emerging Hawklet Award must be under 31 years of age at the time of nomination.
Eligibility for both of these awards will be based on the following criteria:
- Reflecting Jesuit ideals - reflect the ideals of the Society of Jesus, including a commitment to justice, the pursuit of knowledge, and the care for all people.
- Continuing service to the school and community - actively involved in making a lasting and positive impact on Rockhurst High School and community through their time, talent, and treasure.
- Leadership qualities - demonstrated strong leadership skills, either through their involvement in community organizations or through their professional or personal life.
- Strong ethical and moral standards – demonstrate strong ethical and moral values and a commitment to doing the right thing, even when it is difficult.