Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

SOE Scholarships

George K. McGuire Award

About the Award

George K. McGuire (1918–1972) was appointed to the faculty of the Education Center (now the School of Education) at Saint Xavier College in 1959 after receiving his Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago. McGuire was promoted to professor in 1962 and served as director of the Education Center from 1969 through 1971. Prior to his association with the College (now a University), McGuire was assistant principal of the Laboratory School of the University of Chicago, taught at Loyola University and in the Chicago public schools and was published in the field of education. In addition to his academic and scholarly contributions, McGuire was a caring and humane person. A thoughtful speaker himself, he encouraged his students to speak well; a focused listener, McGuire encouraged his students to listen carefully and actively; a generous teacher, McGuire was a model for his students.

Each year, the School of Education celebrates the contributions of the late Professor McGuire by recognizing an alumnus or alumna for distinguished service to Saint Xavier University and the field of education.

School of Education faculty members nominate candidates for this award and select the awardee.

Past Recipients of the George K. McGuire Award



Angela Bukowiecki Oliver

Danielle Green

1993 Kevin Burns, M.A.
2014 Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek 1992 Mary Walsh Mikolajewski, M.A.
2013 Roslyn Iasillo 1991 Patricia Schultz, M.A.
2012 Jennifer Drake 1990 Margaret Carey, B.A.
2011 Joni Thompson 1989 Paula Olszewski-Kublius, Ph.D.
2010 Jason Crean
Yvonne Schmitt
1988 Sister Corinne Raven, Ph.D.
2009 Mariagnes Menden
Carolyn Majorowski
1987 Mary Ann Boreczky, M.A.
2008 Judith Parker Mastin, M.A. '04 1986 Sister Lucille McKillop, Ph.D.
2007 David Hollander 1985 Richard E. Guerin, M.A.
2006 Brian Fogerty 1984 Sister M. Brian Costello, M.A.
2005 Patricia Daley Martino
Rita Ford
1983 Mildred R. Gladney, M.A.
2004 John Nieciak 1982 Gregory Washington, Ph.D.
2003 Mary Kean Coffey 1981 Sister Irenaeus Chekouras, Ph.D.
2002 Katherine Panko, M.A. 1980 Susan Catania, B.A.
2001 Sue Parker, Ph.D. 1979 Laverne Klotz, M.A.
2000 Maureen Connolly, M.A. 1978 Reverend John Krump, M.A.
1999 Deborah C. Pope, M.A. 1977 Sister Dominic Merwick, M.A.
1998 Kevin C. Cronin, M.A. 1976 Marita Hogan, Ed.D.
1997 Jack Balderman, M.A. 1975 Margaret Harrigan, Ed.D.
1996 Mary Ellen Gavin, M.A. 1974 Kaye Siblik, M.A.
1995 Sister Nancy Cahill, Ed. D. 1972  Gloria Walsh, M.A.