The highest honor that SLUH bestows upon its alumni is the Backer Award. Named for George and Anna Backer, whose generosity brought about the creation of our campus, the award is presented to a deserving alumnus.
John J. Divine, S.J. Alumni Service AWard
This award, established in 1974, is presented annually by the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors to an outstanding alumnus in recognition of his dedicated service to SLUH. It perpetuates the memory of the Association’s long-time Director, Reverend John J. Divine, S.J.
The SLUH Archive volunteer leaders (pictured above) earned the award for 2016-17.
Robert Barnidge ’58 (left) and Fr. David Fleming, S.J. ’52 were recognized with the Backer Award in 2010. Though not pictured, Joe Schulte ’54 was also recognized with the award the same year.