Alumni Awards

Annually, the USM Alumni Association presents awards to recognize and commend outstanding alumni who demonstrate exceptional contributions of time and effort, strong loyalty, and personal commitment to the advancement of the school. Through their commitment and service, these individuals have achieved significant successes and made outstanding contributions in community involvement, thereby bringing honor to themselves and to the school. Our alumni have an incredible tradition of achievement, service, and integrity, and these awards are our way of recognizing their achievement.

Alumni Service Award

The Alumni Service Award was created in 1984. The award is given to an alumnus/a by the University School of Milwaukee Alumni Association board in grateful recognition of achievements in working toward the betterment of USM and the community which it serves. The award is given annually during the Summer Soiree cocktail party during Reunion Weekend. Please consider nominating an alumni who you feel is deserving of recognition.

Alumni Impact Award

The Alumni Impact Award, established in 2024, is awarded by the University School of Milwaukee Alumni Association board to honor an alumnus/a who best exemplifies the characteristics of a Portrait of a USM Graduate as a learner, leader, and citizen. The recipient is honored for their impactful work and outstanding contributions to their local, regional, national, and/or international communities. 

Alumni Impact Award Nominations

Alumni Key Award

In 2007, the Alumni Key Award was created to honor new graduates of University School of Milwaukee who demonstrate the qualities necessary to provide leadership to his/her community. Nominated by peers and faculty for outstanding character and exceptional school record, the candidates for the Alumni Key Award are exemplary models of a USM alumnae/alumnus. Each year, the award is granted to one female student and one male student of the senior class and is presented by the Alumni Association board president at the Upper School honors assembly.

Colleston Morgan '03 and Rachel Schneck '22

Colleston Morgan '03 presents Rachael Schneck '22 with the 2022 Alumni Key Award.

Colleston Morgan '03 and Michael Kennedy '22.

Colleston Morgan '03 presents Michael Kennedy '22 with the Alumni Key Award.

Barbie Brennan Nelson and Anna Fitzsimmons.

Barbie Brennan Nelson '91 presents Anna Fitzsimmons '21 with the Alumni Key Award.

Barbie Brennan Nelson and Jimmy Fox.

Barbie Brennan Nelson '92 presents Jimmy Fox '21 with the Alumni Key Award.

Libby MDS'55 and Jim MCDS'55 Wigdale, Alumni Service Award. Accepted by their grandsons Ryan '19 and Michael '22 Kennedy

Libby MDS'55 and Jim MCDS'55 Wigdale, Alumni Service Award. Accepted by their grandsons Ryan '19 and Michael '22 Kennedy

Michaela Fritz '19, Alumni Key Award

Michaela Fritz '19, Alumni Key Award

Ethan Ford '19, Alumni Key Award

Ethan Ford '19, Alumni Key Award

Robert Burch MUS'52, 2018 Alumni Service Award

Robert Burch MUS'52, 2018 Alumni Service Award

Grace Berrien '18, Alumni Key Award

Grace Berrien '18, Alumni Key Award

Cole Wilson '18, Alumni Key Award

Cole Wilson '18, Alumni Key Award

Rick Stratton '92 and Margy Stratton-Norman '84, 2017 Alumni Service Award

Rick Stratton '92 and Margy Stratton-Norman '84, 2017 Alumni Service Award

Kasey DePoy '17, Alumni Key Award

Kasey DePoy '17, Alumni Key Award

Blake Welsh '17, Alumni Key Award

Blake Welsh '17, Alumni Key Award

Michael Williams '70, 2016 Alumni Service Award

Michael Williams '70, 2016 Alumni Service Award

Lexie Van Den Heuvel '16, Alumni Key Award

Lexie Van Den Heuvel '16, Alumni Key Award

Sam Wells '16, Alumni Key Award

Sam Wells '16, Alumni Key Award

The family of Tom Parker '79 (Ian '23, Hatton, and Elizabeth Parker), 2015 Alumni Service Award

The family of Tom Parker '79 (Ian '23, Hatton, and Elizabeth Parker), 2015 Alumni Service Award