The Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is the National Alumni Board's opportunity to honor those alumni of the University of Dallas that exemplify service to others and leadership in their professions, businesses and communities at the local or national level. The winners this year provide inspiration for all and exhibit to others living examples of the mission of the University of Dallas and its students. 

We invite you to join the National Alumni Board and President Thomas W. Keefe, J.D., as we celebrate the lives of the Distinguished Alumni Award winners this year. This year’s recipients are:
Most Reverend Michael Gerard Duca
Bachelor of Arts 1974 & Master of Divinity 1978
Bishop, Diocese of Shreveport

Michelle Felis Accardi
Bachelor of Arts 1987
Director of State Policy and Advocacy, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Sonia Renee Kirkpatrick
Master of Business Administration 2011
Chief Executive Officer, PediaPlex Management Company, LLC

Michael Edward Schwartz
Bachelor of Arts 1972 (Posthumous)
Chief of Staff to Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Leah Looten, director of alumni and donor relations, at or 972.721.5133.