Alumni & Giving


The RCU Excellence Award focuses on recognizing exceptional dedication to the University’s vision, mission, values, diversity and inclusion statements. This award will be based on a demonstrated record of fostering critical thinking, supporting students and creatively engaging students in their learning. The recipient of this award will have demonstrated at least one of the following:

  • Calls students to discover and develop their unique gifts and abilities to participate in the redemptive work of God.
  • Welcomes students into a supportive community with personalized attention.
  • Engages students in a rigorous and holistic education for professional and personal success.

RCU Excellence Award Criteria

  • The nominator (you) must be a graduate of Rochester Christian University
  • The nominee (your professor) must be a living, current or former member of Rochester Christian University faculty(full-time or part-time)


Past Winners

2023 | Jim Dawson
2022 | Dr. Gordon MacKinnon