1951 The Honorable John F. Brosnan (Alumnus ’11)
Chancellor of the Board of Regents, University of the State of NY
1952 His Eminence Francis Cardinal Spellman
Archbishop of New York
1953 Most Reverend Joseph P. Donahue (Alumnus ’90)
Auxiliary Bishop of New York
1954 & 1955 None
1956 Most Reverend Edwin V. O’Hara (Awarded posthumously)
Bishop of Kansas City
1957 Sister Mary Emil, I.H.M.
Exec. Secretary, the Sister Formation Conference
1958 Right Reverend Monsignor Joseph E. Schieder
Director of Youth Dept., National Catholic Welfare Conference
1959 Very Reverend Brother Bertrand, O.S.F.
Superior General, Franciscan Brothers of the Diocese of Brooklyn
1960 Doctor Roy Joseph Deferrari
Secretary General, The Catholic University of America
1961 Reverend John Courtney Murray, S.J.
Professor of Theology, Woodstock College
1962 Brother Clair Stanislaus, F.S.C.
Historian & Biographer, St. Joseph’s College, London, England
1963 Most Reverend Bryan J. McEntegart (Alumnus ’13)
Bishop of Brooklyn
1964 Sister M. Rose Eileen, C.S.C.
Professor of Theology, Dunbarton College of Holy Cross, Washington, DC
1965 Mother Kathryn Sullivan, R.S.C.J.
Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart
1966 Brother Bernard Peter, F.S.C.
Auxiliary Visitor, New York Provincialate
1967 Dean William H. Mulligan
Fordham University Law School
1968 Rev. C. Albert Koob, O. Praem
Executive Secretary N.C.E.A.
1970 Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.
President of the University of Notre Dame
1971 Most Rev. Edwin B. Broderick, D.D.
Bishop of Albany
1972 Very Rev. Brother Charles Henry Buttimer, F.S.C.
Superior General, Brothers of the Christian Schools