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. Awards and honorees included the following:
The Distinguished Alumni Award is bestowed by the Marywood Alumni Association upon alumni who have achieved distinction through their professional accomplishments and contributions. Awards were presented to Cathy Gerard, ‘70; 2nd Lt. R. Michael Maritato, ‘11, M.S., ‘14, and Muriel Scherr Cagney, ‘69.
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. Awards were presented to Mary Philipp, ‘80, and Jeffrey R. Kovaleski, ‘98.
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. Awards were presented to Diana D’Achielle, ‘14, and Stanley J. Kania III, 11, MBA ‘14, and Ph.D., ‘19.
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. Awards were presented to Michele Abbott McDade, ‘70, and Patricia A. Lawler, ‘71.
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. This award was presented to Ann Boland-Chase, ‘79.