The large photo above the headline shows the crowd of seniors and faculty and staff gathered in the Green Mountain Dining Hall Thursday for the Senior Awards Brunch. Directly above, Jake Myers at left receives the Saint Michael's Award from Dawn Ellinwood. In descending order, Robson Tagoe, MLK Award winner, with Moise St. Louis; President Sterritt speaks; Keleher Award winners Emily Ferreri and Brad Anair with Director of Athletics Chris Kenny '86; at bottom, Fr. Michael Carter, S.S.E. '12 (yearbook dedication) with presenters Kylie Bryce and Vanessa Malloy. (photos by Lauren Read and Caitlin Lei)
As is tradition at Saint Michael's College, the Thursday before Commencement weekend (May 9 this year) was celebrated with the Senior Awards Brunch. The event, which recognizes exceptional members of the senior class, as well as student-selected faculty and staff, annually brings forth inspirational figures who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the Saint Michael's community.
Winners this year are:
Dr. Marie J. Henault Award: Kayla Schneider
Elizabeth A. Durick Award: Maggie McKeon
Frank G. Mahady Memorial Award: Brianna Lambert-Jenkins
Martin Luther King, Jr. Society Award: Robson D. Tagoe (photo below left)
Roger F. Keleher Memorial Awards: Emily Ferreri (women’s basketball) & Brad Anair (men’s soccer)
John D. Donoghue Award: Elisabeth O’Donnell
Dedication of 2017 Yearbook: Fr. Michael Carter ’12, S.S.E. (bottom photo in story at left)
Reverend Gerald E. Dupont Awards: Marissa Moore (student- campus leader in service activities, retreat, club sports, and friend to tall); Fr. Marcel Rainville ’67, S.S.E. (staff – Edmundite Campus Ministry r, retreat leader, Heritage Trip leader to France, beloved campus figure); Professor Kristin Achilich (faculty --- Environmental Studies faculty and master leader/mentor of the College’s working farm.).
Saint Michael's Award: Jake Myers (top right photo under headline, with presenter Dawn Ellinwood).
Class Appreciation Awards: Heidi St. Peter, Academic Support office; student Shannon Bollhardt, women’s basketball team leader, mentor and friend)
Community Service Awards: Jennifer Uribe, Josh Abernethy, Mariah Newman
Donald Sutton Community Service: Hannah Mishriky
Presenters and speakers at the brunch were:
Invocation: Anna Lester, Edmundite Campus Ministry
Emcee: Angela Armour ’99, director, Alumni Affairs & Parent Relations
Remarks: President Lorraine Sterritt (photo at left)
Keynote Address: Peggy Imai, director of Study Abroad
Dr. Marie Henault Award: Gabriella A. Elmoussaoui '17, Center for Women & Gender
Elizabeth Durick Award: Fr. Brian Cummings ’86, Edmundite Campus Ministry
Frank Mahady Memorial: Lara Scott, Campus Ministry/MOVE
Martin Luther King, Jr. Society Award: Moise St. Louis, Multicultural Affairs/Student Life
Roger Keleher Memorial Awards: Chris Kenny ’86 M'98, Director of Athletics (photo at right)
John D. Donoghue Award: Michael Donoghue, Journalism lecturer
Dedication of Yearbook: Kylie S. Bryce ’19; Senior Class President, and Vanessa C. Malloy ‘19, Senior Class Vice-President (bottom photo in story at left).
Reverend Gerald Dupont Awards: Katelynn M. Briere ’20 and Brenna R. Broderick ’20, Student Association president and vice president
Saint Michael's Award: Dawn Ellinwood, Student Life
Class Gift Presentation: Jake Myers and Samantha P. Delaney. (Senior Class Gift Chairs)
Senior Class Awards (Class Appreciation/Community Service/ Donald Sutton): Kylie S. Bryce and Vanessa C. Malloy, Senior Class president and vice president, respectively.
Closing Remarks: Kylie Bryce ’19