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Group of USF Alumni with license plate in front of Brookside.

Alumni Pride

License Plates

Show your support of USF by purchasing a specialty license plate. These plates generate more than $12,000 for student scholarships and can be obtained easily through the State of Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branches. If you have a license plate numbered 101 and up, you can also obtain your specialty plate online (via the Bureau of Motor Vehicles) and you do not need any special paperwork from USF. Individuals with a low-digit license plate (numbers 1-100) will need to bring the new assignment form with them when renewing their license plates. Please contact the Director of Alumni Relations, Melissa Eastman, at or 260-399-8032 to obtain the form.

Honoring our Distinguished Alumni

Each year, the USF community comes together to celebrate its distinguished alumni and friends. Recipients of our Alumni Award categories share one common trait: they exemplify the university’s mission, values, and spirit in the ways their lives touch and serve others.

Categories include:

  • Distinguished Alumnus(a) Award
    All USF alumni are eligible.
  • Distinguished Young Alumnus(a) Award
    All USF alumni who have graduated during the past five years are eligible.
  • Distinguished Service Award
    All USF alumni are eligible.
  • Honorary Alumnus(a) Award
    All friends of USF, former faculty, staff, administrators, and benefactors who have been supportive of the university are eligible.
  • Distinguished Mentor of the Year
    All alumni participating in the USF Mentoring Program are eligible.
  • Distinguished Mentee of the Year
    All mentees participating in the USF Mentoring Program are eligible.

Nominate a Distinguished Alum.

See our past winners!

Selection Process

The Awards are presented at Homecoming each year. The deadline to
nominate for the fall Awards Ceremony & Celebration is May 15. The Director of Alumni Relations and Vice President of Institutional Advancement make the award selections for each category from the nominations received by the deadline. Final approval of awards comes from Sister M. Elise Kriss, USF president.

Awards Criteria

Recipients Shall:

  1. Have attained prominence through their professional accomplishments in religion, commerce, industry, technology, the arts, education, government, or other worthy endeavors;
  2. Be persons of such integrity, stature, and demonstrated ability that the faculty, staff, students, and alumni will take pride in and be inspired by their recognition;
  3. Have a record of accomplishments impressive to the citizens of the nominee’s communities;
  4. Reflect, by their deeds, the importance of their education, pride in their alma mater, and demonstrated loyalty to the University of Saint Francis;
  5. Have demonstrated an interest in, and support, of the university, the Alumni Association, and its activities;
  6. In all other than the Honorary Alumnus award: Have graduated from any of the five schools under the USF umbrella including:
    • Saint Francis College
    • Lutheran College of Health Professions
    • Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing
    • Saint Joseph Hospital School of Nursing
    • University of Saint Francis

Athletics Hall of Fame

Each year, University of Saint Francis Athletics recognizes outstanding Cougar athletes who have demonstrated leadership, sportsmanship, commitment, and determination as recognized by their teammates, coaches, and the Cougar community.

Excellence On & Off the Field

In 2017-18, four student athletes — Bob Dissinger ‘95 (Men’s Basketball), Travis Potchk ‘10 (Baseball), Chris Van Horn ’05 (Football) and Jean Marqueling Longsworth ‘11 (Women’s Track & Field) — were inducted.

Take a look at the full roster of the USF Cougar Hall of Fame.

Wear your Cougar Pride

In addition to being the place to go for textbooks and supplies, the USF Bookstore has what you need to show your Cougar pride! See the latest special offers for USF spirit gear and the University of Saint Francis Bookstore. You can order online and pick up in-store (free) or ship to your home.