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Alumni

Alumni Association Awards

In varied ways, SXU alumni devote themselves to making the world a better place. To recognize the achievements of its graduates, the SXU National Alumni Association has established the Spirit of Saint Xavier Award, the Sister Dorothy Marie Peschon '19 Award and the Rita A. Ford '98 Faith in the Future Award.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Spirit of Saint Xavier Awards:

The Spirit of Saint Xavier Award

The Spirit of Saint Xavier Award (originally the Distinguished Alumni Award) is awarded to alumni who reflect the ideals of Saint Xavier University through both volunteer efforts and professional accomplishment. Recipients are proven ambassadors of the University and long-standing supporters of Saint Xavier University mission and its endeavors.

Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award include:

2015 Candace Ramirez '02, '04, '05 2000 Maureen T. Shields '81
2014 Margaret "Peg" Bogacz, '64  1999 Anne Shannon '66
2013 Nick Urso '99
Kelly Urso '00
1998 Monsignor Michael Boland '82
2012 Patrick "Andy" Devine '75 1997 Denise Miller '80 '86
2011 Hiram Grau '03 1996 June Gallagher '90
2010 Darrell B. Jackson '81 1995 Lee M. Cera, D.V.M. '71
2009 Daniel Rowan, D.O. '81 1994 Alvena Reckzeh '91
2008 Barbara Moore Pasquinelli '61 1993 Sister Lucille McKillop '51
2007 Sister Sheila Lyne, R.S.M. '60, '65 1992 Bishop Moses Anderson '68
2006 Sister Lily Quintos, rc '67 1991 Ellen Holden Clark '49
2005 Thomas Power '80 1990 Margaret Corrigan '40
2004 Sister Mary Brian Costello, R.S.M. '55 1989 Sister Cathleen Cahill '66
Sister Nancy Cahill '60
2003 Patty Kiefer '66 1988 Margaret M. Harrigan '49
2002 Dr. Kevin Burns '73 1987 Sister Denis O'Grady '37
2001 Jeanne McGough Clark '71 1986 Jean M. Unsworth '55

Sister Dorothy Marie Peschon Award

Internationally recognized for her outstanding contributions to education, Sister Dorothy Marie Peschon '19, traveled the world, embracing cultures and languages. Honoring one of the first graduates of Saint Francis Xavier College for Women and a foreign language instructor at Saint Xavier for over 60 years, the Sister Dorothy Marie Peschon award is presented to an alumnus/a who serves as an exemplary volunteer and supporter of the University's endeavors. Recipients of this award embody the values of the Sisters of Mercy in pursuit of opening new doors to Saint Xavier students. Recipients of the Sister Dorothy Marie Peschon Award include:

2015 Very Reverend Bernard Scianna, O.S.A., Ph.D., '93 2000 Kathryn A. Kelly '90
2014 Kathleen Gordon-Davis, '85  2001 Joan Guilfoyle '39
2013  Sister Ellen Marie Ryan, R.S.M. '60 1999 Margaret Ahern '48,
Mary Pat O'Malley Blyth '48
2012 Kevin Clark '78 1998 Phillip Wood '77
2011 John Naisbitt '91 1997 Sister Fleurette Buckley '47
Sister Laureen Kenny '42
Sister Honore Quinn '47
2010 Dr. Patricia A. Morris '83 1996 Dolores Marek '83
2009 Richard Guerin '79 1995 Carol Gockstetter Yukich '60
2008 Dr. Loretta Fisher Nolan '48 1994 Mary-Anne M. Kubic '76
2007 Mary Lou Piazza '96  1993 Karen Wood '76
2006 Claudette Dwyer '54 1992 Laura Shallow '78 '86
2005 Mary Clare Loftus '65 1991 Shirley Twickler '46
2004 Barbara Denemark Long '69 1990 Margaret Moran '49, Betty Riley '49
2003 Jerry Stengel '87 1989 Ave Green '51
Barbara Kern '57
2002 Margaret Gallagher '65    

Rita A. Ford '98, Faith in the Future Award

Presented to a promising graduate of the past ten years, the Rita A. Ford Faith in the Future Award recognizes the alumnus/a whose personal, professional and/or social accomplishments reflect the core values of Saint Xavier University -- respect, excellence, compassion, service, hospitality, integrity, diversity and lifelong learning. Congratulations to these Rita A. Ford, Faith in the Future Award winners:

2015 Kelly Mihalik '13 2002 Marla Mutis, Ed.D.'83, '94
2014 Doretha E. Walker-Brown, '10  2001 Jill Duba '97
2013  Mark E. Piper '10 2000 Francis Blake '96
2012 Bernada Baker '04 1999 Timothy Henry '90
2011 Laura LeCompte '06 1998 Hannah Hayes '86, '96
2010 Abby Jambor Anderson '04 1997 Andrew Wodka '90
2009 Ronza Othman '03 1996 Margaret McDonnell '92
2008 Austin Schafer '04 1995 Dorothy Prokop '87
2007 Maurice Edward Snell '06 1994 Brian Lynch '84
2006 Amy McKee '97 1993 Renee Popovits '86
2005 Kathy Rogers '95, '97 1992 Barbara Mauger '89
2004 Laima Rastenis '94, '96 1991 Susan Kozial '81
2003 Cynthia Schoenbacher-St. Aubin '01