VILLANOVA, Pa. – The Villanova University Alumni Association (VUAA) has announced the selection of Frank Culotta ’64, as the recipient of its 2018 Loyalty Award. The oldest honor conferred by the University, the Loyalty Award was instituted in 1932 and is presented annually to alumni who have rendered distinguished service to the University. Recipients for the Loyalty Award are selected by a vote of previous award winners. Culotta received the award at an October 27 ceremony during Villanova’s Homecoming Weekend.
“Frank personifies all that it means to be a Villanovan. His lifetime of support, dedication, and passion for his alma mater makes him an extremely deserving alumnus for the 2018 Loyalty Award,” said George Kolb, Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations. “We couldn’t be happier for Frank as this honor is bestowed on him on October 27, in the presence of family, friends, and many of our past recipients of this prestigious award.”
Culotta is a Managing Partner for DEX Imaging, an award-winning document solutions company he co-founded in 2004. Originally from Baltimore, Culotta was a member of the Villanova varsity football team (1960, ’62, ’63), for which he was a starting left tackle during his senior year. He graduated from Villanova in 1964 with a degree in Economics.
“Attending Villanova and playing football as a Wildcat was a dream come true for me,” said Culotta. “Receiving this award means just as much. Villanova has truly shaped who I am, and I am incredibly grateful for this honor.”
Since his graduation, Culotta has remained highly involved in the Villanova community as an ardent supporter and dedicated fan of Villanova Athletics, with particular pride in the caliber of our student-athletes. He is a former board member of the Villanova University Varsity Club. Culotta has received several other Villanova awards, including the Robert W. Maxwell Unsung Hero Football Award in 1962 and the Joseph Walters Special Recognition Award for Men’s Basketball in 2012.
In addition, Culotta is highly involved in his local Baltimore community. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Y in Central Maryland and serves on the Steering Committee for their “Invest in Baltimore’s Future: Baltimore City Mission Expansion” Capital Campaign. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the Baltimore County Police Foundation and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Culotta has medaled in the Maryland State Senior Olympics in Men’s Basketball, Men’s Racquetball, Foul Shooting and 3-Point Shooting.
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