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The St. Catherine Medal

The St. Catherine Medal for Student Achievement is an annual award for presentation at colleges and universities affiliated with Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society.

The medal depicts the traditional patroness of Kappa Gamma Pi, St. Catherine of Alexandria, virgin martyr (c. 310), encircled by the spiked wheel of her legendary martyrdom and holding a quill and scroll, which symbolize learning and wisdom. St. Catherine has long served as an inspiration for individuals who aspire to obtain knowledge and to stand upon their own ground against constraints placed upon them.

Kappa Gamma Pi offers the St. Catherine Medal to honor a student who represents the high ideals of a Catholic college education. The student may be an undergraduate, graduate, or non-traditional. The university faculty and/or classmates select the recipient on the basis of leadership and service to his/her college.

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Father Bill O'Donnell Award for Social Justice Advocacy

Father Bill O'Donnell put people before progress. He spoke truth to power, and devoted his life to the struggle of the working people. He loved a good fight. He encouraged people to organize. He was a man of action and a mighty mischief-maker. He was a genuine servant, a true hero whose legacy lives on every time we march or stand up for social justice.

The Father Bill Award for Social Justice Advocacy is awarded to a student each year who embodies the values of Father Bill and through actions of his or her own continues his legacy.

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Outstanding Commitment to Service and Social Justice by a Club or Organization

This award is provided to a recognized student club or organization that has displayed a commitment to service and social justice. The student group must consist of at least 5 members. The year they receive their award the group must have made an outstanding contribution to the betterment of a community beyond HNU. There may only be one outstanding group of the year.

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Outstanding Service by a Student

This award is provided to one student who has displayed a commitment to service and social justice to our community and the broader community beyond Holy Names University. There may only be one award in this category. The Vice President for Student Affairs and the Vice President for Mission Effectiveness will review nominations for this award in consultation with staff in student life.

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