Frank J. O’Hara Awards
2017 Frank J. O'Hara Awards
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2016 Frank J. O'Hara Awards
Four alumni were honored with the Frank J. O'Hara award and one was honored with the Frank J. O'Hara Recent Graduate Award on Friday, June 3, 2016 during Alumni Weekend. The O’Hara Award is the highest award bestowed jointly by the University and the Alumni Society for outstanding achievement in a particular field or endeavor. The O'Hara Recent Graduate Award is presented to an alumnus/a who has graduated within the past ten years and has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to service for others in their personal or professional achievements and embodies Scranton's Catholic and Jesuit values.
Pictured from left to right: John L. Gownley '06, Kevin P. Moran '01,
Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., University President,
Thomas P. O'Brien '86, P'19, Bart P. Billings, Ph.D. '66, G'68, Col. U.S. Army (Ret.),
Col. Richard H. Breen, U.S. Army (Ret.) '77, President of the Alumni Society.
Absent from the picture is Karen M. Murphy, R.N., Ph.D. '91
Frank J. O'Hara Distinguished Alumni Award
The Frank J. O'Hara Distinguished Alumni Award is the prestigious annual award presented by the University and its Alumni Society, honoring select alumni who embody Scranton's Catholic, Jesuit experience and who have achieved distinction in their professional or personal endeavors. Honorees are selected based on the nominees' commitment to Ignatian values and their pursuit of professional and personal excellence. The award was established in 1981 to honor the memory of Frank J. O'Hara, past administrator, who served The University of Scranton for over 53 years.
Frank J. O'Hara Recent Graduate Award
The Frank J. O'Hara Recent Graduate Award is presented to an alumnus/a who has graduated within the past 10 years. The recipient(s) will have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to service for others in their personal or professional achievements, and embody Scranton's Catholic and Jesuit values.
Alumni Awards for Loyalty and Service
Alumni Loyalty and Service Awards are presented annually to two members of the senior class who have demonstrated meritorious efforts in enhancing club activities, promoting good will on campus, establishing rapport with the community, exhibiting academic excellence and rendering exceptional service to the University. Each Spring, members of the University community (faculty and professional staff) are invited to submit nominations from the College of Arts & Sciences, the Kania School of Management and the Panuska College of Professional Students. Those students receiving the highest number of nominees are then presented to the entire Senior Class for a vote. The voting takes place during the two-day Grad Finale celebration for the graduating class. Award criteria for a member of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education have been established and selected by the CGCE Dean. Both awards are presented at Class Night Exercises during Commencement Weekend.
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