Students to be Honored
NOTRE DAME, IN (March 22, 2012) - Holy Cross College will publicly recognize four student award recipients during the college's annual Academic Honors Convocation, during which time it also acknowledges all students having achieved academic honors (3.5 GPA or above) during the spring 2011 and/or fall 2011 semesters. The ceremony will be held March 30, at 7:00 p.m., in the Driscoll Auditorium on the campus of Holy Cross. The public is invited to attend.
Holy Cross College awards the St. Thomas Aquinas Award for Academic Excellence to the student who most clearly exhibits a clear record of academic excellence, a serious approach to scholarly endeavors, a sincere sense of intellectual curiosity and an authentic appreciation for the liberal arts. The 2012 recipient of The St. Thomas Aquinas Award is senior, Omar Rasheed (South Bend, IN). Omar is a business major who has served on the Student Government Association's Commuter Student Committee and assisted with the student-run "Pizza Tuesday". He has participated in the Global Prospective Club, volunteers as a translator for (Iraqi) refugees for the American Red Cross, and was recently inducted to Holy Cross College's inaugural class of Delta Epsilon Sigma Honors Society members. Omar currently works in the college's Pfeil (Recreation) Center, and holds a 3.699 GPA.
The St. Joseph Service Award is awarded to the Holy Cross student who most clearly exhibits a sincere dedication to serving others. The 2012 Recipient of the St. Joseph's Award is Amanda Cup (Bloomfield Hills, MI). Amanda is a senior majoring in liberal studies. As a student at Holy Cross College Amanda has been a member of Mission Team and Saints for Life, and has participated in the March for Life in Washington D.C and the Pilgrimage to Montreal and Quebec City. Amanda has been involved as an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) sponsor, a Holy Cross College Student Ambassador, a volunteer at the Juvenile Correctional Facility. Miss Cup has also volunteered in the Year of Service at Andre House program in Phoenix, AZ and Bethlehem Farm Community in Virginia. Amanda is currently a resident assistant for the college and has a 3.1 GPA.
The college's St. Sebastian Champions of Character Award is awarded to the student athlete who most clearly exhibits the characteristics associated with the highest purposes of athletic participation, those of overall character development. The 2012 Recipient of the St. Sebastian Award is Senior, Valerie Patout (New Iberia, LA). Miss Patout is a four-year starter on the Holy Cross women's soccer team and was named team co-captain. She served on the college's Student Government Association, including chair of the Athletics Committee. Valerie traveled to Lima, Peru for her global experience, where she aided in the teaching of children with various disabilities and handicaps. During her senior year was inducted to Holy Cross' inaugural class of Delta Epsilon Sigma Honors Society members. Val currently serves as a second grade student teacher at Perley Primary Fine Arts Academy, in pursuit of her teaching degree.
The All Saints Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, and Service is awarded to the student who most clearly exhibits the characteristics associated with the holistic educational mission of Holy Cross College. The 2012 Recipient of the All Saints Award is senior, Marie Louise Resweber (St. Martinville, LA). Marie Louise is a communications major and global perspectives minor with a 3.9 GPA. She played Lady Saints soccer for four years and was named co-captain her senior year. Resweber served four years on Holy Cross College's Student Government Association, and was elected to serve two terms as Executive Secretary. She also served on the SGA's Athletic and Social Concerns Committees. As a student, Marie Louise was a four-year student ambassador, as well as an intern for the Admissions Office. She was a member of the Mission Team and a member of Saints for Life, and during her senior year was inducted to Holy Cross' inaugural class of Delta Epsilon Sigma Honors Society members. Marie Louise traveled to France as her global experience where she served at the Grotto in Lourdes, helping the sick and elderly pilgrims. Miss Resweber graduated in December (2011) and is now employed as a Holy Cross College Admissions Representative