Chaplains' Medallion

In 1963, the Catholic Newman Community began its mission to unite the mind and heart in the great exploration of truth, starting with a deep desire to attend to the pastoral and intellectual needs of University of Rochester students.  For over 50 years, the chaplaincy has assisted Rochester students in the pursuit of truth and the quest to unite faith and reason.

The Chaplains' Medallion commemorates Newman Chaplains who serve our ministry at the University of Rochester. The Chaplains' Medallion is presented to select Newman alumni whose time at the University of Rochester bore significant witness to the high ideals of Catholic life as students and beyond.  Award recipients are nominated by fellow alumni to recognize the positive effect their faith and actions have had on fellow students and the community as a whole, and are alumni who have exemplified their Catholic faith and made a difference within the Newman Community, their parish, community, and career.

University of Rochester former and current Chaplains, Campus Ministers, and alumni are encouraged to nominate alumni for this recognition. 


Nominees for the Chaplains' Medallion will have:

  • Graduated from the University of Rochester or offered special recognition by unanimous vote of the Newman Advisory Board’s Executive Committee and Director;
  • Consistently demonstrated a Christian attitude by word and example throughout his or her academic career and/or personal life;
  • Actively promoted the ideals held by the Newman Center throughout campus during their time at the University of Rochester;
  • Positively affected Newman students or ministry through their committed demonstration of faith;
  • Continued to exemplify their Catholic faith throughout their lives in their parish, community, and careers.

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