2017 Alumni Awards Recipients

Barbara Popp Murphy

Barbara Popp Murphy ’58 is the recipient of this year’s Alumni of the Year Award. She has been an active volunteer in religious activities for over 50 years. Barbara has worked at Notre Dame Institute and Catholic Distance University. Since the 1980’s she has been a Dame in the Order of Malta working as a palliative care volunteer.

Diana Velez

Diana Velez ’12 is the recipient of this year’s Premier Achievement Award, presented to a graduate of the past 10 years. For two years following graduation, she joined the Peace Corps serving as a science and mathematics teacher in Uganda. Along with other Peace Corp volunteers, Diana was also part of a library construction program in Africa, raising money for construction and donation of books.

The College will honor Murphy and Velez at the first annual Golden Society Brunch and induction of the Class of 1967 on Saturday, April 29. In addition to the presentation of the Alumni of the Year Awards we will celebrate milestone classes ending in 2 & 7. The day will also include a memorial liturgy in memory of deceased classmates and festive brunch with live jazz. Click here to register now.