The Alumnus of the
Year Award is the highest honor bestowed upon alumni of Spanish-American
Seminary and Sandia View Academy by the Spanish-American Seminary and Sandia
View Academy Alumni Association. The hallmark of each recipient is a unique
distinction of career and/or lifetime achievements; complemented by personal
contributions made to support the mission and purpose of both the Academy and
the Alumni Association; and the unselfish giving of time, talents, and
resources to alumni-related activities.
To be eligible for
an Alumni of the Year nomination, candidates must meet the following
have attended the Spanish-American Seminary or Sandia View Academy as a student
or must have been a former faculty and staff of SAS or SVA;
be living and physically able to participate in person at the award
celebrations (no posthumous nominations);
be an alumnus of SAS and SVA in good standing;
have paid dues to the SAS and SVA Alumni Associations for ten years.
Nominations should answer the following
what ways has the candidate served SVA and its alumni?
this service spanned decades?
what ways has this service been truly extraordinary?
has this service benefited SVA or the its alumni?
dues paying alumnus of SAS or SVA may nominate an alumnus of SAS and SVA.
a nomination form. Forms can be found online at SVA Alumni Assoc. website.
an Alumni of the Year nomination form no later than May 31 of each calendar
SAS & SVA Alumni Association, Inc., Board will select an Alumni of the Year
no later than August 30 of each calendar year selected from the nomination
forms submitted by the May deadline.
of the Year will be announced at Friday’s Annual Business Meeting during Alumni
SAS & SVA Alumni of the Year will receive an engraved personalized plaque.
& SVA Alumni of the Year will have their name plate added to a perpetual