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SXU holds University Awards Ceremony

Recognizes scholarship and service achievements

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(from left) Student Mark Piper, Professor Jason Aleksander, Ph.D., Professor Ann Filipski and President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D at Saint Xavier University’s Annual University Awards Ceremony. 

Chicago (April 16, 2009) Saint Xavier University held its annual University Awards Ceremony on April 15 to recognize student achievements in scholarship and service.

The following students received awards:

•	Dean’s Fellowship Award: Amy Poull, Oak Forest
•	Sister Mary Josetta Butler Award: Amanda Holmes, Oak Lawn
•	Hassan (Husni) and Safia Haddad Peace Award: Amanda Holmes, Oak Lawn
•	College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award: Lisa James, Blue Island
•	The Wall Street Journal Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award: Todd Gutowksi, Chicago
•	The J.K. Hwang Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Jared Watts, Frankfort
•	Sister Mary Dominic Merwick Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award: Holly Kennedy, Henry
•	Sister Irenaeus Chekouras Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Joseph Rizzo, Orland Park
•	School of Nursing Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award: Allison Phillips, Chicago
•	School of Nursing Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Theresa Pretto, Tinley Park
•	Adult Learner Award: Brian Radakovitz, Orland Park
•	Excellence in Writing Award – Undergraduate: Michael Noonan, Lansing and Ana Romero, Chicago
•	Excellence in Writing Award – Graduate: Kathleen Furlong, Mokena and Brian Johnson, Frankfort
•	Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois: Alyson Kelley, Aurora
•	Saint Catherine Award: Mark Piper, Stoughton, Wis.

Saint Xavier philosophy professor Jason Aleksander, Ph.D., received the Excellence in Teaching Award.