Loyola University Chicago

Founders' Dinner

2012 Awards & Recipients

2012 Awards & Recipients


Coffey Award

Named for M. Justitia Coffey, BVM, the first president of Mundelein College, this award honors an alumna for her leadership in the community, accomplishments in industry, and service to others.

Dr. Kumiko Watanuki, (BA '84, MA '87)

Felice Award

Named after the founding director of the John Felice Rome Center, this award is given to a JFRC alumnus(a) who has shown exemplary leadership in business and community and support to the Rome Center.

Leonard P. Slotkowski Jr., (JFRC ’65-’66, BA ’69, MEd ’72)


Dux Mirabilis

Latin for "extraordinary leader," the Dux Mirabilis Award is presented to a member of Loyola's faculty or staff for his or her extraordinary contributions to the University and its mission.

William Sherry

Damen Awards

Named for Loyola University Chicago's primary founder, Arnold Damen, S.J., this award is granted to an alumnus(a) from each of Loyola's schools and colleges. It recognizes the qualities of leadership in industry, leadership in community and service to others.

College of Arts & Sciences
Col. (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), BA '79

Quinlan School of Business
Mary A. Tolan, BBA '82

School of Communication

Judith C. Rice, BA '81

School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Thaddeus J. Wong, BBA '96

School of Education
Mary A. Hicks, MEd '99

The Graduate School
Woodrow W. Clark II, MA '76

School of Law
Susan S. Sher, JD '74

Stritch School of Medicine
Dr. Patrick J. Stiff, MD '75

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Dr. Carolyn Hope Smeltzer, MSN '77, EdD '83

Institute of Pastoral Studies
Joseph Paprocki, BA '81, MPS '85

School of Social Work
Barbara J. Menard, MSW '94