Our Award Recipients

The recipients of the awards will be recognized at the Cretin-Derham Hall Community Awards Dinner.

Nominate a member of our community today for the awards listed below.

Bishop Joseph Cretin Award

  • The Bishop Joseph Cretin Award is given annually to a distinguished Alumnus
  • This award is presented in memory of the Cretin High School founder, Bishop Joseph Cretin
  • In recognition of their outstanding service to their community and to Cretin & Cretin-Derham Hall High School 
  • For their achievements in their profession exemplifying the highest and best traditions of Cretin High School

The St. DeLaSalle Award

  • The St. De LaSalle Award is presented in honor of the Christian Brothers
  • The award is presented annually to a distinguished Alumnus in recognition of his outstanding service to his community and to Cretin & Cretin-Derham Hall High School
  • Recognizes achievements in his ministry exemplifying the highest and best traditions of Cretin High School.

Eugene & Mary Frey Community Award

  • This award was instituted in 1999 in recognition of the tremendous commitment Eugene’48 & Mary Frost Frey’52 have demonstrated to Cretin-Derham Hall and the larger community
  • This award is presented to an individual or individuals who reflect the mission and values of Cretin-Derham Hall through involvement with Cretin-Derham Hall and other community interests
  • This award will recognize the award recipient’s deep commitment to the CDH community and the larger community as a whole

The Carondelet Award

  • The Carondelet Award is given annually to a distinguished Alumni
  • The Award winner will be reflective of the charisms of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Derham Hall
  • The award is presented to a woman who has attained eminence in their particular field of endeavor

The Hugh Derham Award

  • The Award winner will be reflective of the charisms of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Derham Hall
  • The Hugh Derham Award will be given annually to a woman who exemplifies Derham Hall’s ideals of Christian love, service and objectives
  • This award is now combined with the Hour Glass Award

Monsignor Ambrose Hayden Legacy Award

  • The Monsignor Ambrose Hayden Legacy Award is in recognition of Monsignor Hayden for his outstanding service to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as Vicar General
  • This award recognizes an individual (or individuals) whose spirit and energy reflect an understanding of the need to preserve the past and provide for future generations
  • The Award recipient will exemplify the charisms of the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of St. Joseph

The Signum Fidei Award

  • The award recipients will be reflective of the ideals of the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of St. Joseph
  • The term, Signum Fidei symbolizes 'Rising Star' and this award will be presented annually to one younger male and one younger female alum
  • This award will be presented to two individuals, one male and one female, for outstanding eminence in their particular field of endeavor or for outstanding service in the community