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Marywood Honors Outstanding Alumni
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December 13, 2021
During its recent Alumni Weekend, Marywood University welcomed graduates back to campus to celebrate, including alumni award winners. Due to the pandemic canceling last year’s event, the 2020 and 2021 honorees were recognized together at the in-person awards luncheon on campus in late October. Awards and honorees included the following:
 
Distinguished Alumni Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award is bestowed by the Marywood Alumni Association upon alumni who have achieved distinction through their professional accomplishments and contributions, embodying the core values of Marywood and demonstrating dedication to service and responsible leadership.
 
Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented to:
  • Cathy Gerard ’70
  • 2nd Lt. R. Michael Maritato ’11, M.S. ’14
  • Muriel Scherr Cagney ’69
Alumni Achievement Award
The Alumni Achievement Award is bestowed by the Marywood Alumni Association upon alumni who have attained outstanding success in their field, related to their major, which embodies the core values of Marywood and demonstrates dedication to service and responsible leadership.
 
Alumni Achievement Awards were presented to:
  • Mary Philipp ’80
  • Jeffrey R. Kovaleski ’98
Recent Alumni Award for Professional Achievement
The Recent Alumni Award for Professional Achievement is given to alumni, within 15 years of graduation, who have demonstrated significant professional achievements and responsible leadership, embodying the core values of Marywood.
 
Recent Alumni Awards for Professional Achievement were presented to:
  • Diana D’Achille ’14
  • Stanley J. Kania III ’11, M.B.A. ’14, Ph.D. ’19
Golden Marywooodian Award
The Marywood Alumni Association bestows the Golden Marywoodian Award upon a member of the 50th honor year class, who has demonstrated a commitment to community and civic service. Recipients have distinguished themselves in their career and/or professional field with a record of making a difference in the lives of others, demonstrating engagement through volunteerism as well as setting a standard for lifelong excellence, embodying the core values of Marywood, including Respect, Service, Empowerment, Catholic Identity, and Excellence.
 
Golden Marywoodian Awards were presented to:
  • Michele Abbott McDade ’70
  • Patricia A. Lawler ’71
Sister M. Denis Donegan Award for Long Term Service to Marywood
The most prestigious award given by the Marywood Alumni Association, The Sister M. Denis Donegan Award for Long Term Service to Marywood, is bestowed on a graduate who has provided a minimum of 25 years of service to Marywood and who, through personal and professional contributions, has visibly embodied Marywood’s mission by using their Marywood education in ways that demonstrate the University’s call to live responsibly in a diverse and interdependent world. The actions and contributions of each recipient support Marywood’s core values of Catholic Identity, Empowerment, Service, Respect, and Excellence.
 
The Sister M. Denis Donegan Award was presented to:
  • Ann Boland-Chase ’79
More details about current and past award winners and their many accomplishments can be found at marywood.edu/connect/awards/ and marywood.edu/connect/awards/archive.html. For more information on the Marywood Alumni Association, upcoming alumni events, volunteer opportunities, benefits, and more, visit marywood.edu/connect/, email alumni@marywood.edu, or call 570-348-6206.
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