Alumni Awards

 Each year, awards presented on behalf of the Alumni Association are given to outstanding alumni and a faculty or staff member of The College of St. Scholastica. These awards are particularly prestigious because alumni embody the enduring values of The College of St. Scholastica and impart them to our world through their personal and professional activities and relationships. Recognition by alumni is the highest award the College can give.

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The Awards


Sister Ann Edward Scanlon Award

Sister Ann Edwards

The Sister Ann Edward Scanlon Award is given to an alumna/alumnus who like its namesake:

  •  demonstrates an exceptional level of commitment to the College 
  •  shows outstanding dedication in working to improve his/her community

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Mary Ives ’12

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2016 Sister Ann Edward Scanlon Award

Mary Ives ’12

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Sister Alice Lamb Award

Sister Alice Lamb

The Sister Alice Lamb Award is a career achievement award given to an alumna/alumnus who:

  •   is well-established in his/her professional career
  •   has contributed significantly to her/his profession
  •  has maintained a life-long commitment to The College

About Sister Alice Lamb: Sister Alice Lamb was associated with the College for 52 years before her death in 1983. She was a professor and head of the Biology Department and later academic dean of the College. This award in her name recognizes her lifelong commitment to her profession and the College.

Diane Larson ’74Congratulations to the Winner of the 2016 Sister Alice Lamb Award

Diane Larson ’74

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Sister Timothy Kirby Benedictine Spirit

Sr. Timothy Kirby

The Sister Timothy Kirby Benedictine Spirit Award recognizes a graduate of St. Scholastica who:

  • has been a credit to the College by his or her professional achievements
  • exemplifies the Benedictine values of
    • respect for the individual
    • dignity of work
    • stewardship
    • hospitality
    • love of learning

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Marianne Connelly ’77

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2016 Sister Timothy Kirby Benedictine Spirit Award

Marianne Connelly ’77

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Scholastica Inspiration Award

Strength, Providence, Wisdom and Rebirth Animal Icons The Scholastica Inspiration Award, established in 1994, honors a faculty or staff person whose interest and care for students made a significant impact on their lives.

Dr. LeAnn HouseCongratulations to the Winner of the 2016 Scholastica Inspiration Award

Dr. LeAnn House, Professor of Music, Chair, Music Department, School of Arts and Letters

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Young Alumni Achievement Award

CSS Alumni AssociationThis award presented Homecoming Weekend, honors an alumnus or alumna who:

  • is under 40 years of age
  • demonstrates a high level of achievement early in his or her career
  • shows support of the College
  • lives out the Benedictine values through service to others

Petrus Gumbs '09Meet the Winner of the 2016 Young Alumni Achievement Award

Congratulations to Petrus Gumbs '09, of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, for receiving the 2016 Young Alumni Award. Winners of this award show remarkable achievements early in their careers and demonstrate commitment to the Benedictine values through service to the community. Petrus has certainly done that!

Combining his teaching knowledge (he attended Teacher College in St. Vincent and the Grenadines before attending St. Scholastica) and his CSS degree in Computer Information Systems, he created and now runs the STEM Summer Camp at St. Martin's Secondary School. Practical, engaging opportunities like this are crucial to the country's workforce, and help underrepresented students pursue STEM careers. Way to go Petrus, and thank you! 

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