VUAA Volunteer Awards

Each year, the Alumni Association honors several of our exceptional alumni volunteers for their continued efforts to advance our mission. Congratulations to our 2018 recipients (listed by award below)!

Public Policy Society
(L to R) George R. Kolb '84 presents the award to volunteer leaders Marc Cadin ’96, Meghan Rodgers ’13 and Jonathan Grella ’96. The Public Policy Society's partnership with the Villanova on the Hill program and the Washington, D.C. Minimester has been instrumental in providing real-world professional development opportunities to current students.

2018 Recipient - Villanova Public Policy Society

Presented to a chartered organization in recognition of creative program development that advances the mission of the Alumni Association and the University.

Past Recipients

2017 - Club of Colorado

2016 - Villanovans in Healthcare

2015 - Executive MBA Alumni Association

2014 - Morris/Somerset Chapter

2013 - Greater Philadelphia Chapter

2012 - Tampa Bay Chapter

2011 - Boston Chapter

2010 - Singers Alumni

2009 - Boston Chapter

2006 - The Graterford Chapter

2005 - Engineering Alumni Society

2004 - Long Island Chapter

2003 - Financial Club

2002 - Greater Philadelphia Chapter

2001 - Northern California Chapter

2000 - Graduate Alumni Society of Liberal Arts and Sciences

1999 - Chicago Chapter

1998 - Young Alumni Chapter

1998 - Engineering Alumni Society

1997 - Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Society

Mike Gigliotti
Over 30+ years, Mike has played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Club of Orange County to hosting New Student Send-Offs with his wife Linda (pictured), to representing Villanova at various college fairs in California

2018 Recipient - Michael P. Gigliotti '70

Presented to an alumnus/a who has diligently and faithfully served the Villanova University Alumni Association over an extended period of time.

Past Recipients

2017 - Tom Sanzone '68

2016 - Katrina Ercole '86

2015 - John Igoe '63

2014 - Selma Koury Wunderlich '58

2013 - John Gartland '63

2012 - Rick Stieber '60

2011 - Art Furia '74

2010 - Francis “Chip” Moynihan ’70

2009 - Jim Judge '57

2006 - Anthony J. Villari '87 and Phillip J. Villari '85 - South Jersey

2005 - John N. Happ '85 - Engineering Alumni Society

2004 - Fred Lanshe '57 - Lehigh Valley

2003 - Eugene Gordon '71 - Boston

2002 - Frank Hinnenkamp '49 - Lancaster

2001 - Richard J. Schleicher '57 - San Diego

2000 - Mary Packwood Cornell '84 - New Haven

1999 - Michael D. Kelly '66 - San Diego

1998 - Paul J. Dirnberger '68 - Rhode Island

1997 - Frank J. Miller, Jr. '59 - Greater Philadelphia

Jermaine Bromell
A volunteer with Villanovans in Healthcare and the Villanova University Black Alumni Network, Jermaine has gone above and beyond in making those he meets feel welcomed and valued—on or off-campus.

2018 Recipient - Jermaine Bromell '95

Presented to a VUAA volunteer or chartered organization which has created an inclusive culture and has gone above and beyond in welcoming all Villanovans.

Past Recipients

2017 - Louis Manon '97 and the Black Alumni Network

 

2017 Recipient - Katie LeBlanc '84

Presented to a member of the Alumni Recruiting Network in recognition of significant achievement in the recruitment of future Villanova students.

Past Recipients

2016 - David C. Ridenour '79

2015 - Brian Digan '80

2014 - Meaghan Lavery '02

2013 - William F. Short '82

2012 - Beth Toolen '87

2011 - Mike Gigliotti '70

2009 - Richard J. Schleicher '57

2006 - Nancy Cooney '73

2005 - Raymond J. Rivera, Jr. '55

2004 - Joseph T. Cassidy '79

2003 - Donald J. Williams, Sr. '62

2002 - John Zawora '74

2001 - Joseph F. McGonigal '75

2000 - Elena Leon Rodriguez '92

1999 - Richard L. Shea '68

1998 - Joseph Lattanzio '77

1997 - John F. Igoe, Jr. '63

Mike Filachek
Mike has fostered new professional, philanthropic and social activities for his organization, as well as worked to forge closer relationships between the MBA and EMBA Alumni Associations.

2018 Recipient - Mike Filachek '12 MBA, MBA Alumni Association

Presented to an alumni group volunteer in recognition of exemplary leadership and support of the Alumni Association and Villanova University.

Past Recipients

2017 - Antonia Allsman '96, Club of Greater Philadelphia

2016 - Matt Clark '10 MBA, MBA Alumni Association

2015 - Tim McGovern '04, Manhattan Chapter

2014 - Kelly Kolb '04, Houston Chapter

2013 - Brian Muscarella '80, Charlotte Chapter

2012 - Jerry Quinn '87, Greater Washington DC Chapter

2011 - Tim Reger '87, Chicago Chapter

2010 - Nursing Alumni Association Board

2009 - Matt O'Malley '04, Greater Philadelphia Chapter

2006 - Michael S. McGlinn '01, Fairfield/Westchester Chapter

2005 - Jeffrey F. Gostyla '90, Central Connecticut Chapter

2004 - Bill Donnell '77, Financial Club/Delta Tau Delta

2003 - Brian Atkinson '99, Greater Philadelphia Chapter

2002 - Greg Megan '79, Atlanta Chapter

2001 - Karen Seeger Keegan '88, Delaware Chapter

2000 - Laura M. Savino '94, Long Island Chapter

1999 - Albert C. Hurlbrink, Jr. '60, Tampa Bay Chapter

1998 - Kristina M. Barbone '74, Chester County Chapter

1997 - Laura J. Lesperance '87, Capital District Chapter

2018 Recipients - Club of Naples (Most Dollars Raised) and Club of the Low Country (Highest Participation)

Presented to the Regional Club(s) who raised the most dollars and had the highest participation during this four-day giving challenge, which raises funds to support local programming and scholarships.

 

Past Recipients

2017 - Club of Houston (Most Dollars Raised) and Club of Orange County (Highest Participation)

2016 - Fairfield/Westchester Chapter

2015 - Los Angeles Chapter

2014 - Manhattan Chapter

2013 - Manhattan Chapter

2012 - Morris/Somerset Chapter

2011 - Carolinas Chapter

2010 - Fairfield/Westchester Chapter

2017 Recipient  - Katrina Garzon '18

Presented to a Student Advancement Ambassadors (SAA) member in recognition of outstanding service to the Alumni Association and University Advancement.

Past Recipients

2016 - Ronnie Abbazio '18

2015 - Sabrina Bernadel '16

Reunion Volunteer Service Award
As co-chair of his 50th Reunion Committee, John Zurad ’68 diligently supported his fellow volunteers and helped inspire 150 classmates to “Come Back and Give Back”.

2018 Recipient - John Zurad '68

Presented to a Reunion Class Committee member in recognition of exemplary leadership and encouragement of classmates to "Come Back and Give Back" for Reunion.

Past Recipients

2017 - Regina Falbo-Poworoznek '82

2016 - Victor J. Maggitti '56

2015 - Katie Kokol '05

2014 - Marty McGuinn '64

2013 - Terry Delaney '83 and Lisa Turano '83

2012 - Joe Martini '61 and Jim McMonagle '62

2011 - Patty Esposito '80

Sierra Avil
In addition to opportunities around the St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service, Sierra has spearheaded relationships with local and national service organizations across the city.

2018 Recipient - Sierra Avil '10, Club of Greater Washington D.C.

Presented to a VUAA volunteer or chartered organization which has exhibited a decisive initiative in service to the poor or disenfranchised.

Past Recipients

2017 - Club of Houston

2016 - Club of New York City

2015 - Lehigh Valley Chapter

2014 - Charlotte Chapter

2013 - Long Island Chapter

2012 - Chicago Chapter

2011 - Northern California Chapter

2010 - Greater Philadelphia Chapter

2009 - The Orlando Chapter

2007 - Boston Chapter

2006 - Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter

2005 - Syracuse Chapter

2004 - Bucks County Chapter

2003 - Southern California Chapter

2002 - Manhattan Chapter

2001 - Fairfield/Westchester Counties Chapter

2000 - Washington, DC Chapter

1999 - Boston Chapter