Joseph J. Gunn ’30 Alumni Medal

The Joseph J. Gunn Alumni Medal is awarded each year to a graduating senior who has made the most significant overall contribution to Manhattan College during his or her undergraduate years with an emphasis on excellence, leadership, and service. Many consider this to be the most prestigious award that is given each year.

A nominee must possess clear and convincing evidence of character, maturity and leadership in the following areas: 1) extracurricular activities, 2) co-curricular activities, 3) off-campus activities, and 4) academic accomplishments.

The awardee is selected by a joint committee of faculty and alumni and is presented annually by the president of the Alumni Society at the Spring Honors Convocation. The current selection committee chair is Michael DeLuca '02.

See a list of past Gunn Medal Recipients

Important Dates

  • February 12, 2016 | Due date for nominations
  • February 22, 2016 | Students are notified of nomination
  • March 21, 2016 | Student applications are due
  • April 13, 2016 | Gunn Medal Selection Committee meets to select recipient
  • May 19, 2016 | Gunn Medal is awarded at the Spring Honors Convocation


In order to be considered for the Gunn Medal, a student must be nominated by a member of the faculty, staff or administration.

Each nomination should briefly state the specific reasons why the nominee is worthy of consideration for the Gunn Medal. The nomination forms will be attached to the student’s Gunn Medal application and distributed to the selection committee. Your reasons for nominating a particular student will therefore become an important part of the student’s application package.

Nominations will be kept in the strictest of confidence. Students will be informed of their nomination directly by the chairperson of the selection committee.

Nominations must be received by Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.

Nomination Form

Electronic Signature