Award Criteria

About the Major Awards

The J. Stanley Morehouse Memorial Award

This award was instituted in 1972 in honor of J. Stanley Morehouse, Dean of the College of Engineering from 1938 to 1961.

The Morehouse Award recognizes outstanding leadership, as demonstrated in the planning or the administration of activities involving or related to the engineering profession. The recipient is an alumnus of the College of Engineering who has maintained a positive interest in promoting the name and programs of Villanova’s College of Engineering. Implicit in the criteria is a level of leadership responsibility imposed by the recipient’s present position, which is unlikely to be reached in less than 15 years following graduation.

The John J. Gallen Memorial Award

The John J. Gallen Memorial Award was instituted in 1977 in honor of John J. Gallen, Dean of the College of Engineering from 1961 to 1975.

The Gallen Award recognizes the achievement of those whose technical effort yields advances in the engineering profession. The emphasis is on the technical contributions rather than on administrative or management leadership, although the recipient may demonstrate these qualities as well. The recipient must have graduated from the College of Engineering less than fifteen years ago and must have maintained a positive interest in promoting the name and programs of Villanova’s College of Engineering.

The Carl T. Humphrey Memorial Award

The Carl T. Humphrey Memorial Award was instituted in 1990 in honor of Carl T. Humphrey, who served as the first Dean of the College of Engineering from 1920 to 1938.

The Humphrey Award recognizes the professional achievements of an alumnus who holds a Masters Degree from Villanova’s College of Engineering. Emphasis is placed upon the recipient’s demonstrated leadership in administration, management, and planning or substantial technical contributions, or some combination thereof in activities related to the engineering profession. The recipient must have earned the Masters degree at least five years ago and must have demonstrated a positive attitude toward promoting the name and programs of Villanova’s College of Engineering.

The Gary A. Gabriele Memorial Award

The Gary A. Gabriele Memorial Award was instituted in 2018 in honor of Gary A. Gabriele, who served as the Drosdick Endowed Dean of the College of Engineering from 2006 to 2018.

Reflecting Dean Gabriele’s commitment to diversity in engineering, the Gabriele Award recognizes an alumnus who has promoted equity in the field. The recipient may have championed women or underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in engineering, supported STEM outreach activities to introduce socially, geographically and economically diverse students to the discipline, or encouraged, advanced and empowered these individuals in the workplace. The deserving alumnus must also have demonstrated a positive attitude toward promoting the name and programs of Villanova’s College of Engineering.

The Robert D. Lynch Award

The Robert D. Lynch Award was instituted in 2003 in honor of Dr. R. D. Lynch, Dean of the College of Engineering from 1975 to 2000.

Given on behalf of the Engineering Alumni Society, this prestigious award acknowledges a graduating senior for his or her outstanding academic achievements and exemplary dedication to serving the community, thus representing the highest values of Villanova University and the College of Engineering.

Professional Achievement Award

The Alumni Award for Professional Achievement was instituted in 1984 by the College of Engineering. This award recognizes the outstanding achievement of a Villanova College of Engineering graduate in a technological environment. The award recognizes contributions to technology through substantial achievements in marketing, management or entrepreneurship as well as achievements in strictly technical fields. Such accomplishments tend to reflect favorably on Villanova.

Meritorious Service Award

The Alumni Award for Meritorious Service was instituted in 1984 by the College of Engineering. This award recognizes alumni who have given continuing support to the College of Engineering, have been instrumental in directing the proper type of young men and women to Villanova, and have been willing to give their support insofar as their location and opportunity have permitted to assist the education activities of the College.

Contact

Contact Keith Argue, Assistant Dean, External Relations, for information about this event.