Saint Mary’s University recognizes outstanding students, faculty, and staff, who have exhibited outstanding leadership and service through co-curricular activities. Awards include:
Student Service Award — Jordan Malikowski, son of Wayne and Cheryl Malikowski, of Royalton, Minn.
Brother Charlie Burke, FSC Award (presented to a faculty or staff member who has made significant contributions to the entire Student Life Department. This individual has promoted the growth of the whole student through their exemplary standard of ethical service, dedication to creating developmental relationships, and their desire to promote lifelong learning) — Christina Uribe Nitti, director of health services.
Outstanding Student Senator of the Year — Lyanna Novak, daughter of Patrick and Monica Novak, of Chicago.
Club and Organization Adviser of the Year — Tricia Dobrient, coordinator for new student orientation and academic success, and interim adviser of Student Activities Committee (SAC).
Club and Organization of the Year — Student Activities Committee (SAC).
Cardinal Pride Award — Jordan Modjeski, daughter of Mike and Laura Modjeski, of South Lyon, Mich., and Delaney Calabrese, daughter of Joe and Kim Calabrese, of West Dundee, Ill. Both recipients are members of the women’s hockey team.
Student Athlete Champion Award — Miles Dunna, assistant director for diversity and international recruitment
Charlene “Char” Tjaden Outstanding Resident Assistant Award — Gabriel Bickerstaff, son of Jimmy Bickerstaff and Paula Harrigan, of Rollingstone, Minn.
Blessed James Miller, FSC Award (presented to a student who has dedicated their college experience to promoting the legacy of Blessed James Miller, spreading the compassion of God, and continually serving the community) — Nicole Noreen, daughter of Kate Noreen, of Woodbury, Minn., and Joseph Pyka, son of Thomas and Christine Pyka, of Independence, Wis.
Saint Benilde Award (presented to a student who reaches out to new members of the university community, is inclusive and inspiring, and leads by being hospitable, open, and accepting) — David French, son of Robert and Amy French, of Winona, Minn.
Winona Community Service Award — Isaiah Lippert, son of Tim and Dixie Lippert, of Easton, Minn.
Environmental Awareness Award — Abigail Johnson, daughter of Dave and Kori Johnson, of Delano, Minn., and Olivia Meyer, daughter of Jeremy and Rebecca Meyer, of Rice Lake, Wis. Recipients are co-presidents of the Biology Club.