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These five seniors are the 2021 Beaudry Award finalists:

Ally Fritsch Beaudry

Ally Fritsch is the daughter of Donald and Kristin Fritsch.  She is a Sociology and Criminology major and Theology and Religious Studies minor from Toledo, Ohio.  After graduation, she will be pursuing a year of volunteer service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.  She will be serving as a Refugee Youth and Elder Specialist with Catholic Charities of Tennessee in Nashville.     

Leadership

Ally has served as the founder and president of Agape, a new student organization that brought new programming such as Night of Worship to campus.  A year after its founding, Agape won Student Government’s Vice President’s Award for outstanding achievements as a religious student organization.  She also has been actively involved in Labre and has been both part of the Labre Core Team and served as Vice President.  Ally also leads other students through weekly service as a student liaison for the Center for Service and Social Action.  Ally has taken on many leadership roles within campus ministry.  She has been on team for both the First Year Retreat and the Contemplation Retreat, and was a co-leader for the Contemplation Retreat.  She was a student coordinator for an immersion to the US/Mexico Border.  She also has been a Carroll Faith Community leader and served as a leader for Living the Mission Day.   

Commitment to Christian Values

Ally is an active participant in weekly masses at John Carroll and served as campus ministry’s liturgy intern for two years.  She also has hosted and organized monthly Nights of Worship, along with bible studies and prayer services through Agape.  She has attended several retreats through campus ministry, including First Year Retreat, Manresa 37, and two 8 Day Silent Retreats.  She attended the Contemplation Retreat both as a leader and co-leader.  Ally has been a part of and led a Carroll Faith Community.  She also has attended two immersions, one to El Salvador and the US/Mexico Border and another to the Border as a student coordinator.  She has also been involved in CSSA and has participated in and led weekly service for the past four years.  She has been involved in Labre since her freshman year.  She has also attended the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice and their Ignatian Justice Summit on Migration. 

Academic Achievement

Ally is a Sociology major on a Health, Human Services, and Social Justice track and a Theology and Religious Studies minor.  Ally is an Honors Program Scholar at John Carroll and has been on the Dean’s List every semester.  She is a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society.  She is also a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society.  Ally is the 2021 recipient of the Ruth P. Miller Award, an award given by the Sociology department to recognize a student for high academic achievement and strong commitment to the field of Health, Human Services, and Social Justice.  Ally is completing her senior internship at the Ignatian Solidarity Network, an organization committed to education and advocacy for social justice.    

Service to the University and/or Civic Community

Ally attended an immersion trip to El Salvador and the US/Mexico Border her sophomore year.  Upon returning, she helped to organize a successful advocacy project, “Project Dignidad” to raise awareness of immigration issues and fundraise money for women and children in El Salvador.  She served as a student coordinator for an immersion to the US/Mexico Border as a junior.  Ally has attended the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice and the Ignatian Justice Summit on Migration.  She organized an advocacy day on World Migration Day to contact government officials for immigration reform.  Ally has served on the Labre Core Team and as the Labre Vice President to serve the homeless population in Cleveland.  She has been a student Liaison for CSSA for 3 years and has participated in Jesuit Day of Service.  Ally works as a student intern for the Ignatian Solidarity Network where she has been involved heavily in youth justice work, particularly in terms of migration and ecological justice.

Matt Loughran Beaudry

Matthew Loughran is the son of Dennis and Kelly Loughran from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and older brother of Sean Loughran. He is a Political Science and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Double Major with a concentration in Global & Foreign Area Studies. After graduation, Matthew plans on staying in Cleveland working in the public service / non-profit sector.

Leadership

Since his Sophomore Year at John Carroll, Matthew served as co-president of Seeds of Hope, a student led service organization that is dedicated to forming meaningful relationships between John Carroll Students and students in the inner-city of Cleveland. In 2019, he also served as the Vice President in John Carroll's Amnesty International Chapter, an NGO with chapters on campuses throughout the United States that are committed to advocating for people in places where justice, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied. Matthew has also been working as a work study student in the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Department where has helped the program put on programs, bring in speakers, and grow their social media presence. 
 
Commitment to Christian Values

Matthew has been on multiple retreats throughout his time at John Carroll. He completed the 8-week Ignatian Retreat during his Sophomore year. Matthew also was a participant on Manresa 37 and a member of the leadership team of Manresa 39. He went on the 8 Day Retreat and the Discernment retreat during the spring semester of his Senior year. He also was a part of Carroll Faith Communities during his Freshman and Sophomore years. Matthew regularly attends Daily Mass where he is a lector and frequently goes to Sunday Night Mass and Murphy Mass. The summer going into his Junior Year, he went on an Immersion Trip the US/Mexico, which inspired him to take on internship roles at the Ignatian Solidarity Network and Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services

Academic Achievement

As a double major in Political Science and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights, Matthew has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.91. He has been on the Dean's every semester of his time at John Carroll and is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honors Society. He will be presenting at this year's Celebration of Scholarship where he will talk about his Summer in the City research project that looked into how food insecurity has affected the refugee population in Cleveland this year during the pandemic and what could be done to address this problem.

Service to the University and/or Civic Community

During his summers at home in Pittsburgh, Matthew was a volunteer in the emergency room at Children's Hospital. Through the Center for Service and Social Action, Matthew has served at various locations in and around John Carroll including Boys Hope Girls Hope, The Fatima Family Center, and Youth for Justice. He served as a Student Liaison for CSSA during his Senior year. He has been involved in Seeds of Hope every year of time and John Carroll and also has been involved with Labre. Matthew also participated in Through the Eyes of a Child, Dani's Day, and Buddy Up Tennis during his Sophomore and Junior years. He was a part of the Jesuit Day of Service his Freshman and Sophomore year. During his senior year, Matthew has been volunteering at a local elementary school, helping out at their after-school program and has also been heavily involved in Best Buddies.

Caroline Maltese Beaudry

Caroline Maltese is the daughter of Jennifer and Daniel Maltese from Cheswick, Pennsylvania. She is a Cell and Molecular Biology Major with minors in Chemistry and Philosophy. After graduation, she will be attending medical school at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.

Leadership

Caroline has been a Student Liaison in the Center for Service and Social Action (CSSA) for the past three years, two of which she served as a member of CSSA’s Student Leadership Team. She created and continues to produce and co-host a podcast called “Living the Mission,” the official podcast for CSSA, with Delaney Burns ‘21. Caroline and her co-host explore the Social Change Model of Leadership and the Social Change Ecosystem, investigating how to become more socially responsible and live out the John Carroll mission. Caroline has also served as a co-president for Seeds of Hope, a youth mentoring and empowerment program, for two years. She coordinated events that connected John Carroll students with young people facing adversity in the Greater Cleveland area to promote healthy behavior, self-confidence, and academic success. Additionally, she serves as a mentor for the Rainbow Connects program, which connects University Hospitals’ patients and their families to various social resources. 

Commitment to Christian Values

Caroline has been active in her faith throughout her time at John Carroll. She loves to attend mass on Sunday mornings at the Church of the Gesu and also enjoys serving as a Eucharistic minister and lector at St. Francis Chapel. Because she had never been on a retreat, Caroline decided to step outside of her comfort zone and participate in the Manresa 40 retreat. She was able to spend time reflecting on her relationship with God as well as the ways we are connected to each other through our faith. Having learned new ways to connect with God through Manresa, Caroline prepared inclusive reflections for her immersion group as a student coordinator. Through these faith-filled experiences Caroline realized that we must use our unique, God-given gifts to promote social justice. Caroline strives to use her own gifts to nourish the people around her to create and sustain a community of care, joy, positivity, and connection.

Academic Achievement

Caroline is majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology with minors in Chemistry and Philosophy, and she has made the Dean’s List for seven consecutive semesters. She is a member of the Honors Program and will present her Honors Capstone project, the Living the Mission podcast, at this year’s Celebration of Scholarship. Caroline is the recipient of the David Matthew Bonnot Award, which recognizes a graduating senior who excelled in philosophy studies and is pursuing a higher degree. Additionally, Caroline interned with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine during the summer of 2019 where she conducted clinical research in the emergency department. She co-authored a research publication focused on distress tolerance and its association with substance use treatment which appears in the Journal of Stress and Health. Caroline has also been a Teaching Assistant for General Chemistry Lab for the past three years. After graduation she will begin medical school at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. Driven by a passion for social justice, Caroline envisions using her medical education to advance care for historically underrepresented and marginalized populations. 

Service to the University and/or Civic Community

Caroline was drawn to JCU because of the university’s strong commitment to community engagement. She has participated in weekly service since her first semester at JCU and has encountered a variety of vibrant communities at Gearity School, Griot Village, Julie Billiart School, Hope Alliance Bible Church, Thomas Jefferson Newcomers Academy, and University Hospitals. Transformed by her early experiences with CSSA, Caroline has kept service at the heart of her John Carroll career. Recognized for her commitment to service, Caroline was named a 2020 Newman Civic Fellow, a national award that honors students who are dedicated to finding solutions to challenges facing communities. Additionally, Caroline participated in an immersion to Ecuador in 2019, where she built relationships with the people living in the small town of Mount Sinai. Caroline witnessed the power of human resilience, the importance of global responsibility, and the strength in community. Motivated by her experience in Ecuador, Caroline became a Student Coordinator the following year for an immersion to Spencer, West Virginia. Through her immersion experiences, Caroline learned that we cannot merely “help” others to be a true changemaker. Rather, we must walk with others to broaden our understanding of cultural and global differences.

Lucy Peloso Beaudry

Lucy Peloso is the daughter of Hope and Don Peloso from Canton, Ohio. She is a Biology major with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. Following graduation, she will be traveling to Bethel, Alaska for a year of service. She hopes to one day work in a field of environmental education.

Leadership

Lucy has been a leader on campus through being a Resident Assistant (RA) for two years and a Senior Resident Assistant (SRA) currently. In her time as an S/RA, she has spent the past 3 years welcoming and accompanying students through their first year of college. She also has been able to lead countless programs on her floor and with her staff team. Additionally, she accompanied first-year students through being a leader on the First-Year Retreat in Fall 2018. During her sophomore year, Lucy was a student coordinator for the Appalachia immersion. She attended the National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference in Detroit during the summer of 2019. She has been a leader with the Immersion Program in her role as the Immersion Intern since Spring 2019, where she does the behind-the-scenes work of helping the trips run smoothly and accompanying participants. She was a recipient of the Outstanding Student Leader Award in 2020.

Commitment to Christian Values

Lucy has grown in her values through her involvement with Campus Ministry. She has participated in several retreats including the First-Year Retreat (as a participant, Fall 2017 and as a leader, Fall 2018), the 1-day Silent Retreat (Spring 2019), and the Encounter Retreat (Spring 2021). In 2020, she made the 8-day Silent Retreat and also visited Rome, Italy. Both experiences deepened her faith greatly. While at home through the pandemic, Lucy enjoyed being involved at her home parish, Saint Anthony All Saints in Canton, Ohio as a teaching assistant with the 4th-6th grade CCD class. She has always been an active member of the congregation at Sunday Mass and even enjoyed sharing her gift of playing the clarinet a number of times at St. Francis Sunday night Masses. She attended the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Fall 2019 and virtually in Fall 2020. Through all these experiences, what she enjoys most though, is the fruitfulness she receives through the small, daily ways of living out the faith. She loves to start her mornings by attending daily Mass at Gesu and spending time in the chapel.

Academic Achievement

Lucy has always loved learning and has immersed herself deeply into her academics at John Carroll. In addition to majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Spanish, she has enjoyed filling her schedule with a variety of classes in different departments. She published a poem in the Fall 2019 edition of the John Carroll Review. Lucy has been on the Dean's List every semester and is a member of the Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu. She is being inducted into the Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, this spring. She is a member of the Choose Ohio First STEMM program. Additionally, Lucy does research with Dr. Rebecca Drenovsky where she studies the importance of plant-soil interactions and assists in taking care of the greenhouse in the Dolan Science Center. 

Service to the University and/or Civic Community

Lucy has enjoyed exploring the roles of service and social justice through her immersion experiences. She was a participant on the Louisville, Kentucky immersion during her freshman year, where she learned about the challenges refugees face. Then, she was a student coordinator on the Appalachia immersion during her sophomore year, where she learned about issues of environmental justice. As an advocacy project, she helped coordinate the "Appalachia Lenten Sustainability Challenge" with her immersion group members during 2020. She has participated in the Center for Service and Social Action's weekly service through the Yoga Reach program during spring 2018 and has taught English as a second language classes through Esperanza during her junior year. She has also spent her summers in Canton doing service. She was a volunteer at the McKinley Presidential Museum giving tours and helping children get excited about the science exhibits. Additionally, she has been a teaching assistant in the summer school program at her home parish, helping Spanish-speaking children prepare for kindergarten. 

Maguire Tausch Beaudry

Maguire Tausch is the son of Larry and Shelly Tausch from Canton, Ohio. He is a Political Science and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights double major with a minor in Mathematics. Following graduation, Maguire will work alongside Cuyahoga County’s Administrative and Presiding Judge, the Honorable Brendan J. Sheehan, as he applies for law school. 

Leadership

Maguire is a committed leader both on and off campus. As an Arrupe Scholar, he is a leader for social action. He founded, organized, and ran the first Fatima Family Night— contributing to the $11,000 raised during the Arrupe Scholar’s Fatima Family Food Drive.  This food drive provides 150 families in the Hough Neighborhood of Cleveland with a week’s worth of groceries during the Thanksgiving holiday. Additionally, Maguire serves as the Senior Resident Assistant of Hamlin Hall. In this position, works with his RA staff to build inclusive living, learning communities for John Carroll’s first-year students. This is also Maguire’s second year on staff with the Office of Residence Life working directly with the Mission-Based Scholars residential community. Finally, Maguire has served on the Student Union Hearing Board, has been a Teaching Assistant in the Arrupe Scholars Program since the start of his junior year, was a Peer Learning Facilitator for the Department of Political Science in the Learning Commons, and continues to teach philosophy through Dr. Sharon Kaye’s “Philosophy for Kids'' program at both Mayfield Middle School and Menlo Park Academy. 

Commitment to Christian Values

Everything that Maguire does is grounded in his Christian faith of dignifying the human experience. Maguire was a member of the immersion to the U.S./Mexico border during the summer of 2019, was a Student Leader for Campus Ministry’s First-Year Retreat where he spoke on the power and importance of discernment, and attended Manresa 39 his junior year. Maguire’s commitment to his Christian faith is what drives his desire to practice law in the future. His commitment to Christian values is what also allows him to answer Fr. Pedro Arrupe’s question, “What will get you out of bed in the morning?” For Maguire, it is using his faith to fight for justice.

Academic Achievement

Maguire is consistently on the Dean’s list with both a double major and minor. He is an Arrupe Scholar doing research and advocacy on the importance of empowering voters in judicial elections. Maguire will be presenting this research at Celebration of Scholarship this year with his peers working to create more just governments. Moreover, as a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society, his commitment to Ignatian values and scholarship are evident. Finally, during his time at John Carroll, Maguire also had the experience of interning at the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court with Judge Sherrie M. Miday and Deputy Court Administrator Andrea R. Kinast. While interning, he was able to read and write on pending civil and criminal cases and assisted in the development of a High Risk Domestic Violence Docket and Bail Reform projects. This internship has turned into full-time employment with the Court after graduation. 

Service to University and/or Civic Community

Maguire’s service to the University and civic community was recognized with the Campion Service Award in 2019. This award recognized Maguire’s record of involvement in community service and social action, dedication to a faith tradition, and strong evidence of leadership potential. Through the Center for Service and Social Action, Maguire worked both in the office as a Reflection Book Reader and with the Cleveland community by participating in weekly service experiences. He was a Carroll Reads tutor at Marion Sterling Elementary School and a math tutor at St. Francis. Maguire also started the “Arrupe’s in the City'' initiative to get Arrupe Scholars connected to the Cleveland community through service. For Maguire, all of these experiences highlighted the importance of amplifying the voices of those most marginalized in our community. Maguire’s service to his civic community will continue after graduation as he seeks to work and reform the criminal justice system.

The Beaudry Award recognizes outstanding service in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Commitment to Christian values
  • Academic achievement
  • Service to the University and/or greater community

Graduating seniors vote for the winner during the JCU Grad Fair.