Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life

Prize for Civility in Public Life


Awarded April 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C.


The sixth annual Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life was awarded to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the family of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Allegheny College President James H. Mullen, Jr. and Governor Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and a 2012 Allegheny College honorary degree recipient, awarded the 2017 Prize at an event on April 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

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Prize for Civility in Public Life in Pennsylvania


Awarded September 18, 2017 in Hershey, PA


Allegheny College President James H. Mullen, Jr. presented the inaugural Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life in Pennsylvania to Alan Novak and T.J. Rooney, former chairs of Pennsylvania’s Republican and Democratic state parties.

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Student Prize for Civility in Public Life


Awarded April 9, 2017 in Meadville, PA


The Student Prize for Civility in Public Life is awarded annually to two exemplary student leaders who have demonstrated a strong passion for, and deep understanding of, civility on the Allegheny College campus and in community work.

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