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2016 Awards & Recipients

   About the AwardRecipients
Coffey Award
Named for M. Justitia Coffey, BVM, the first president of Mundelein College, this award honors a Mundelein College alumna for her leadership in the community, accomplishments in industry, and service to others.
Ms. Joyce R. Saxon
MUND '49 (Profile | Video)
Joyce Saxon (MUND ’49)
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.
Ms. Katie Y. Vogelheim
JFRC ’77-'78 (Profile | Video)
Katie Y. Vogelheim
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
Mr. Ricardo Estrada
BS ’93 (Profile | Video)
Ricardo Estrada (BS ’89)

Quinlan School of Business
Mr. Steven D. McCullough
BBA ’89 (Profile | Video)
Steven McCullough (BBA ’89) A

School of Communication

Mr. Martin J. Stock
BA ’94 (Profile | Video)
Martin Stock

School of Continuing & Professional Studies

Ms. Cynthia A. Dickens
MUND '96, MSHR '99
(Profile | Video)
Cynthia Dickens (MUND ’96, MSHR ‘99)

School of Education

Dr. Ernestine G. Riggs
PhD '90 (Profile | Video)
Ernestine Riggs

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Mr. Daniel M. McGowan
BS '88 (Profile | Video)
Daniel M. McGowan

The Graduate School

Ms. Kelley H. Szany
MA '02 (Profile | Video)
Kelley H. Szany

School of Law
The Honorable Fay Hartog-Levin
JD ‘75 (Profile | Video)
Fay Hartog-Levin

Stritch School of Medicine
Dr. Thomas J. Goblirsch
MD '85, LUMC Resident '90
(Profile | Video)
Thomas J. Goblirsch

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Ms. Sharon L. O'Keefe
MSN '76 (Profile | Video)
Sharon O'Keefe

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Sister Norma S. Pimentel
MA '95 (Profile | Video)
Norma S. Pimentel

School of Social Work

Mr. Daniel J. Kill
MSW ‘74 (Profile | Video)
Daniel J. Kill
  Regents Award
The Regents Award is presented by the Council of Regents to a Loyola student in recognition of his or her leadership and service to the University.
Hope J. Shannon

View event photos of the award recipients and guests.

  • Cynthia A. Dickens

    Cynthia A. Dickens (MUND ’96, MSHR ’99), U.S. Commercial HR Leader, Pfizer, received the Damen Award from Loyola's School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Watch Video
  • Ricardo Estrada

    Ricardo Estrada (BS '89), president and CEO of Metropolitan Family Services, received the Damen Award from Loyola's College of Arts and Sciences at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Watch Video
  • Dr. Thomas J. Goblirsch

    Dr. Thomas J. Goblirsch (MD '85), Anesthesiologist and Member of the Wisconsin Air Nation Guard, received the Damen Award from Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Watch Video
  • The Honorable Fay Hartog-Levin

    The Honorable Fay Hartog-Levin (JD '75), 65th U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, received the Damen Award from Loyola's School of Law at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Visit the Founders' Dinner website to learn more about Fay and this award. Watch Video
  • Daniel J. Kill

    Daniel J. Kill (MSW '74), Licensed Clinical Social Worker, received the Damen Award from Loyola's School of Social Work at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Watch Video
  • Steven D. McCullough

    Steven D. McCullough (BBA '89), Chief Operating Officer of Communities In Schools, received the Damen Award from Loyola's Quinlan School of Business at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Watch Video
  • Daniel M. McGowan

    Daniel M. McGowan (BS '88), Restaurant Consultant, received the Damen Award from Loyola's Institute of Environmental Sustainability at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Watch Video
  • Sharon L. O'Keefe

    Sharon L. O'Keefe (MSN '76), president of the University of Chicago Medical Center, received the Damen Award from Loyola's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Watch Video
  • Sister Norma S. Pimentel

    Sister Norma S. Pimentel (MA '95), Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, received the Damen Award from Loyola's Institute of Pastoral Studies at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Watch Video
  • Dr. Ernestine G. Riggs

    Dr. Ernestine G. Riggs (PhD ‘90), Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago, received the Damen Award from Loyola's School of Education at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Watch Video
  • Joyce R. Saxon

    Joyce R. Saxon (MUND '49), First Female Senior Vice President at J. Walter Thompson, received the Coffey Award from Loyola's Gannon Center for Women and Leadership at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Watch Video
  • Martin J. Stock

    Martin J. Stock (BA ‘84), CEO of Cavalry Advertising Agency, received the Damen Award from Loyola's School of Communication at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Watch Video
  • Kelley Szany

    Kelley Szany (MA '02), Director of Education at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, received the Damen Award from Loyola's Graduate School at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Watch Video
  • Katie Y. Vogelheim

    Katie Y. Vogelheim (JFRC ’77-‘78), Philanthropist and Former Business Executive, received the Felice Award from The John Felice Rome Center at the 2016 Founders' Dinner. Watch Video