Recipients of the award have accomplished one or more of the following achievements:
excellence in fulfilling and embodying the ethical ideals of a profession;
excellence in conecting professional work to a broader understanding of the common good;
excellence in promoting and embodying ethical integrity in a professional field;
excellence with respect to research in the field of professional ethics;
excellence in terms of influence on the field of professional ethics through writing, teaching, consulting and/or professional leadership.
Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of St. Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s six colleges.