San Damiano Awards

 San damiano awards

September 29, 2017
5:30-8:00 p.m.
West-Herr Atrium

 

2017 San Damiano Award Recipients:

 

Dominique Thompson Memorial Alumnus of the Year:

Matthew Lanfear '99


Graduate of the Last Decade Award:

Christopher Balon '09


Sister Adrienne Faculty/Staff Lifetime Achievement Award:

Linda Bernstein


Hilbert College Franciscan Values Award:

Merle Whitehead


St. Clare Student of the Year Award:

Vanessa Enciso '19


Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee:

Nicholas Sherman '12

 

We will also be honoring several retired, and soon-to-be retired faculty for their years of service to Hilbert College:

  • Wendy Edson, Legal Studies
  • Kate Eskew, Human Services
  • Ron Eskew, Psychology
  • Pat Heraty, Business
  • Ed Qualey, Criminal Justice
  • Roger Stone, Legal Studies

 

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Explanations for each of the San Damiano Awards as well as past recipients are listed below!


The association established the following awards to honor alumni and friends of Hilbert who personify the College's core values and tradition of integrity and excellence. These honorees bring merit to themselves and Hilbert through their contributions to society, personal and professional success and support to the College.

 

 

Dominique Thompson Alumni of the Year Award

 

This award is named in memory of alumna Dominique Thompson '04, who during her short time dedicated an immense amount of time and resources to Hilbert College and the Greater Buffalo Community. Nominated by his/her peers, this award recipient demonstrates the Franciscan values of hope, peace, service, joy, integrity, respect, compassion, and vision as well as encompassing the true spirit of Hilbert College. This individual is active within the community and remains connected to Hilbert College by giving back to the college in various ways, including volunteering at various events. The recipient of this award will be chosen by the number of nominations received. In the case of a tie, the alumni association will break the tie.

 

 

Sister Adrienne Faculty / Staff Lifetime Achievement Award

 

This award was named in memory of Sister Adrienne, a faculty member who encompassed the spirit of Hilbert College and continuously gave back to the Hilbert community in many ways. The recipient of this award is a current or former member of Hilbert's faculty or staff who emulates the characteristics that Sister Adrienne exhibited while on the Hilbert campus. He/She should display integrity and leadership within the classroom or workplace. This individual provides an environment that promotes lifelong learning and discovery in a global society. He/She should possess the Franciscan Core Values of Hope, Peace, Joy, Integrity, Vision, Respect, Service, and Compassion. These Franciscan values should be demonstrated to the students within the lessons learned at Hilbert and be displayed in their interactions within their homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces. The recipient of this award will be chosen by the number of nominations received. In the case of a tie, the alumni association will break the tie..

 

 

Hilbert College Franciscan Values Award (non-alum)

 

This award was established to recognize a friend of Hilbert College who exemplifies the principles on which the College was founded and who has distinguished him/herself in career and community. Each of Hilbert's Franciscan Core Values; Hope, Peace, Joy, Integrity, Vision, Respect, Service, and Compassion should describe the recipient's character. The recipient will be selected by the Alumni Association from nominations recommended by fellow alumni, faculty, and Alumni Association board members.

 


G.O.L.D. (Graduates of the Last Decade) Award

 

This award is presented to Hilbert graduates of the last decade who have achieved career success and demonstrated significant volunteer service to their communities and/or Hilbert College. The recipient will be selected by the Alumni Association from nominations recommended by fellow alumni, faculty, and Alumni Association board members.

 


St. Clare Student of the Year Award

 

This award is presented to a current student who has distinguished him or herself at Hilbert College as well as in the community in which they reside. This student should be an exemplar of the Franciscan mission and tradition of Hilbert by displaying the college's core values on a daily basis, in all that he or she does. In addition to his or her involvement in the classroom and with other activities on campus, this student should also be involved off campus in a capacity where he or she is actively serving the local community. This student should possess leadership abilities that his or her fellow students and peers not only respect, but strive to attain themselves.

 


Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee

 

To recognize athletes, coaches and/or administrators who have made outstanding contributions to the intercollegiate athletics program at Hilbert College. 

Click here to review the guidelines for selections.


Past Award Recipients:

Dominique Thompson Memorial Alumna/us of the Year

  • Matthew Lanfear '99 (2017)
  • Laurie Boreanaz Carra '81 (2016)
  • Daniel Jachlewski '99 (2015)
  • Maureen English '83 (2014)
  • Thomas Doody '97 (2013)
  • Carol Palczewski '94 (2012)
  • Brooke Anderson-Tompkins '86 (2011)
  • Donna Zimpfer '98 (2010)
  • Jerome Wszalek '73 (2009)
  • Amy Bartz '01 (2008)

Sister Adrienne Faculty/Staff Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Linda Bernstein (2017)
  • Dr. Joan M. Crouse (2016) 
  • Barbara Bonanno (2015)
  • Sandra Augustine (2014)
  • Dr. Amy Smith (2013)
  • Mary Ann Hobar '96 (2012)
  • Wendy Edson (2011)
  • Daniel Roland (2010)
  • Edward Qualey '74 (2009)
  • Patrick Heraty (2008)

G.O.L.D. (GRADUATE OF THE LAST DECADE) AWARD

  • Christopher Balon '09 (2017)
  • Randy Surface '12 (2016)
  • Jacob Bickelman '08 (2015)
  • Lauren Lukasiewicz '12 (2014)
  • John Kordrupel '06 (2013)
  • Rosalie Herberger '10 (2012)
  • Jessie Roland '12 (2012)
  • Karen Kalwicki '06 (2011)
  • Amy Pfeffer '06 (2010)
  • Sarah Reynolds-Seweryniak '09 (2010)
  • Thomas McArthur '06 (2009)

HILBERT COLLEGE FRANCISCAN VALUES AWARD

  • Merle Whitehead (2017)
  • G. Gary Berner (2016)
  • Ann Swan (2015)
  • Paul Weaver, posthumously (2014)
  • Daniel Gernatt, Jr. (2013)
  • Michael Gacioch (2012)
  • Sister Edmunette Paczesny, FSSJ (2011)
  • Karen Gaughan Scott (2010)
  • Robert Drago (2009)

ST. CLARE STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Vanessa Enciso '19 (2017)
  • Emily Pawelski '18 (2016)
  • Melody Cole '16 (2015)
  • Colin Howard '15 (2014)
  • Adam Clabo '13 (2012)
  • Emili Ripley '12 (2011)

ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

  • Nick Sherman '12 (2017)
  • Tricia Knight '09 (2016)
  • James Ruggiero (2016)
  • Kelly Goodwin Andol '09 (2015)
  • Greg Ufland '07 (2015)
  • Amanda McHale '08 (2014)
  • Jake Opala '04 (2014)
  • Dallas Reinard '08 (2013)
  • Michele Sojda (2013)
  • Shannon Bieniek '05 (2012)
  • Autumn Lee-Jeffries '07 (2012)

 

St. Francis Award for Community Service

  • Anthony Wiertel '78 (2011)
  • Brain Kruszka '09 (2011)
  • John Farrell '74 (2010)
  • Ruth Lovelace '89 (2010)
  • Todd Ehret '98 (2009)
  • Scott Kashino '96 (2009)
  • David Olday '90 (2008)

Hilbert College Mission Award

  • Brad Hafner (2008)

 


If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact:

 

Audry Weronski, Coordinator for Advancement Services
716.926.8860
aweronski@hilbert.edu
 

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