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Each year, several John Carroll students are recognized by the university for their various accomplishments and contributions, both on and off of the John Carroll campus. Click on the links to see the recipients of these major leadership awards.

Outstanding Student Leader Award

Leadership Legacy Award

Beaudry Award

Outstanding Student Leader Award

The Outstanding Student Leader Award is designed to recognize up to two students in each class who, through their dedicated leadership and involvement, have made significant contributions to changing the campus culture in a positive way during the past year on the JCU campus. These leaders have consistently and unselfishly given of themselves in efforts to enhance the spirit and community of John Carroll and improve our university by excelling in one or more of the following areas:

  • Faith and justice;
  • Diversity and inclusion;
  • Health and wellness;
  • Leadership of their peers

2018 Recipients:

Rebecca Ries-Roncalli ’18
Daniella Spiranovich ’18
Angela Aviquivil ’19
Jacob Schupp ’19
Cory Beam ’20
Marissa George ’20
Isabella Carlozzi ’21

2017 Recipients:

Will Hudson ‘17
Samantha Sloat ’17
Anthony Shoplik ‘18
Tori WIlliams ‘18
John Sosnowski ‘19
Leanne Tang ‘19
Maureen “Mo” Reilly ’20
Brendan Sieber ’20

2016 Recipients:

Alex Bernitt ‘16
Cole Hassay‘16
Emily Koeritzer ‘17
Dwight Venson‘17
Tori WIlliams ‘18
Katie B. English ‘18
Angela Baumgardner ’19
Nicholas Abdallah ’19

2015 Recipients:

Danielle Goddard ‘15
Alex Barilec ‘15
Jaslyn Ivey ‘16
Nicolle Simonovic‘16
Maria Pina ‘17
Evin Tolentino‘17
Anthony Shoplik ’18

2014 Recipients:

Gabriella Kreuz ‘14
Diana Naoum ‘14
Megan Boyk ‘15
Mariah White‘15
Priscilla Flores ‘16
Nicolle Simonovich‘16
Bridget Branning ’17
Deane Stillwagon ’17

2013 Recipients:

Maurice Redd ‘13
Rebecca Magyar ‘13
David Markovich ‘14
Steve Lutter ‘14
Steve Henderson ‘15
Brianna Lazarchik ‘15
Matt Hribar ’16
Emily Wach ’16

2012 Recipients:

Tom Hickey ‘12
Megan Lowes ‘13
Greg Petsche ‘13
David Markovich ‘14
Steve Palmieri ‘14
Nailah Hall ‘15
Brianna Lazarchik ‘15

Leadership Legacy Award

The Leadership Legacy Award has been established to recognize graduating seniors who, through their dedicated leadership and involvement, have made significant contributions to changing the campus culture in a positive way during their careers on the JCU campus. These leaders have consistently and unselfishly given of themselves through efforts to enhance the spirit and community of John Carroll and improve our university by excelling in one or more of the following areas:

  • Faith and justice;
  • Diversity and inclusion;
  • Health and wellness;
  • Leadership of their peers

2018 Recipients:

Amy Kato ’18
Michalena Mezzopera ’18
Hannah Mizener ’18
Seth Nauman-Shamatta ’18
Tori Williams ’18

2017 Recipients:

Patrick Bucyana ‘17
Jacob Chabowski ‘17
Laura Gagliano ‘17
AnnMarie Kirchner ‘17
Shannon Poppe ‘17

2016 Recipients:

Ghada Abu-Shaweesh ‘16
Priscilla Flores ‘16
Jaslyn Ivey ‘16
Daniel Volpe ‘16

2015 Recipients:

Megan Boyk ‘15
Shamir Brice ‘15
Christan Cronauer ‘15
Steve Henderson ‘15
Alexis Mittereder ‘15

2014 Recipients:

Deirdre Byrne ‘14
Kelly Carter ‘14
Lindsay Eddingfield ‘14
Chelsea Neubecker ‘14
Josh Sefcik ‘14

2013 Recipients:

Asurupi Gurung ‘13
Greg Petsche ‘13
Marisa Rodriguez ‘13
Jonathan Ruano ‘13
Katie Warner ‘13

2012 Recipients:

Odell Brown ‘12
Jon Hatgas ‘12
Emily Herfel ‘12
Rita Rochford ‘12
Nick Skiviat ‘12

Beaudry Award

Congratulations to this year’s winner, KTB English!

KTB is the daughter of Frank and Brenda English. She is a double major in Sociology & Criminology and Peace, Justice & Human Rights from Washington, D.C. After graduation, she will be traveling to Mandeville, Jamaica for a year of accompaniment.

Leadership

KTB has been a Student Liaison in the Center for Service and Social Action for the past three years, two of which she served as a member of CSSA’s Student Leadership Team, leading service as well as Jesuit Day of Service and Living the Mission Day. During the past four years, KTB has been a co-chair for the Fatima Family Food Drive, a food drive that feeds 150 families with a Thanksgiving meal and a week’s worth of groceries every November. She was a part of Manresa 32 Team and was a co-leader for Manresa 34. KTB was a student coordinator for two of Campus Ministry’s Immersion experiences, held a position on the Students for Social Justice Executive Board, and is a Tour Guide. KTB was the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Student Leader Award.

Commitment to Christian Values

KTB has participated in four immersion experiences throughout her time at John Carroll, the first to Immokalee, the second to El Salvador and her third and fourth to Honduras. She served Campus Ministry as the liturgy intern and Fair Trade Intern, and has continued her involvement through Carroll Faith Communities and various retreats such as the Guidance Retreat, Crossroads Retreat, Manresa 30, Manresa 32 and Manresa 34. KTB also completed the 8-day silent retreat in both 2017 and 2018. She was a finalist for the Franciscan Mission Service Award in 2017, a national award recognizing faithful and dedicated service oriented young leaders. KTB had the opportunity to live out her Christian Values throughout her summers as well. She interned at DeSales Service Works in Camden, NJ after her freshman year, CrossRoads Ministry in Louisville, KY after her sophomore year and Catholic Community Connection in Cleveland after her junior Year. KTB is a regular attendee to Sunday night and Wednesday night Murphy mass.

Academic Achievement

KTB is a double major in Sociology & Criminology and Peace, Justice and Human Rights. She was a presenter at the 2017 National IMPACT Conference, historically the largest gathering in the country focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community based research and advocacy. She was a presenter at Celebration of Scholarship in 2017 and will be presenting her research on Transnational Gangs this spring at the 2018 Celebration of Scholarship. KTB is a member of the Arrupe Scholars Program and she has connected her academic research to various advocacy projects, including the Mock Border Wall and a Food Security advocacy project. KTB is currently completing her senior academic internship at US Together, a refugee resettlement agency in Cleveland Heights. KTB has made the Dean’s list on various semesters throughout her time here.

Service to the University and/or Civic Community

KTB was recognized by Mayor Frank Jackson for her work with fellow students on food insecurity in the Hough Neighborhood. She was the recipient of the 2017 Ohio Campus Compact Charles J. Ping Service Award, which honors undergraduate students for their leadership and contributions to community service and service learning throughout Ohio. KTB encountered social justice issues in Cleveland as a member of Youth for Justice, We the People, Carroll Ballers and as a volunteer at Catholic Charities and the Fatima Family Center. She also had the opportunity to encounter people visiting JCU’s campus on Danie’s Day and Through the Eyes of the Child, two service events that happen in the student center. KTB had the opportunity to gain global perspectives during her immersions to El Salvador and Honduras. In her most recent immersion to Honduras, she helped fundraise and collect over one ton of medical supplies to bring to rural villages for medical brigades. KTB has peacefully protested for a variety of issues and was a part of the 3-day Hunger Strike to raise awareness for the Coalition of Immokalee Farmworkers.

Who was Robert Beaudry?

In his senior year at John Carroll, Bob Beaudry was president of Alpha Sigma Nu and the Boosters’ Club. He was a member of the Sodality, now known as Christian Life Communities (CLC’s), for his four years at John Carroll University. He was a dynamic student leader who was included in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities for two years.

After graduation Bob continued his studies at Georgetown University Law School. In the spring of 1951, on his way home to Chicago for a visit, he was killed in an airplane crash near Pittsburgh.

An editorial in the Carroll News for April 6, 1951, reflected the student reaction to his death:
“Those of us who knew Bob Beaudry – you couldn’t go to school long without knowing him – were shocked by his death. Because of his youth we thought that his life ended without achieving final success. We were wrong….Bob had a job to do and did it well. He showed us how to live…After all, Bob Beaudry spent the last years of his life working unselfishly for each of us. That should make us all pretty humble.”

History of the Beaudry Award
Since Bob Beaudry’s name and memory represented that intangible quality — school spirit — it was decided to build a memorial. The shrine to Our Lady, Mother of Grace, was made possible by contributions from Bob’s family and friends.

The Shrine was dedicated on October 28th, 1951, as the main event of Parents’ Day that year. Among the hundreds that attended the dedication of the Shrine were Bob’s mother and fiancée. The Shrine is located between Bernet Hall and the Boler School of Business.

In 1951, the Sodality (currently CFCs — Carroll Faith Communities) initiated the “Robert Beaudry Man of the Year Award,” in honor of their deceased member. The award, from that time onward, was to be given to a graduating senior who exemplified a commitment to leadership and faith. When John Carroll University became a co-educational institution, the award, open to both men and women, was renamed “The Beaudry Award.”

The award honors an individual who exemplifies the ideal of Jesuit education: a man or woman for others.

Nominations for the Beaudry Award
The award is given to the graduating senior who has been voted by his or her senior class as most deserving of this honor. This award is presented at the Commencement ceremony in May.

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

Any student, faculty, or staff may nominate an individual.

The Beaudry Award Committee, comprised of faculty, administration, and staff representatives from a variety of departments reviews all nominations and determines a final voting ballot based on the criteria stated above. Only graduating members of the senior class will be permitted to vote.

  • 2018 – KTB English
  • 2017 – Adrianna Gradisek
  • 2016 – Patrick Vecellio
  • 2015 – John Barrett
  • 2014 – Ty McTigue
  • 2013 – John N. Jackson
  • 2012 – James R. Haitz and Jeffrey M. Hatgas (tie)
  • 2011 – Andrew R. Vogel
  • 2010 – Emily N. Ferron
  • 2009 – Peter Anthony Niro
  • 2008 – Patrick Carpenter
  • 2007 – Erin Grzegorzewski
  • 2006 – Douglas Phillips
  • 2005 – Sarah Wagner
  • 2004 – Peter V. Range
  • 2003 – Ed Giles
  • 2002 – Eric P. Schild
  • 2001 – Trena Marks
  • 2000 – Melanie A. Shakarian
  • 1999 – Meghan C. Rogers
  • 1998 – Grant Mast
  • 1997 – Tim Hanchin
  • 1996 – Jason McMinn
  • 1995 – Patrick Klus
  • 1994 – Kevin Biacsi
  • 1993 – Anne M. Tirpak
  • 1992 – Joe Cimperman
  • 1991 – Meg Langdon
  • 1990 – Brian Keith Adams
  • 1989 – James K. Kenny
  • 1988 – Brian E. Stiltner
  • 1987 – Mary T. Kesicki
  • 1986 – Michael R. Anderson
  • 1985 – Marie E. Mozzi
  • 1984 – Peter A. Francel
  • 1983 – Peg Mahon
  • 1982 – Mary Kay Merk
  • 1981 – Laura C. Lanza
  • 1980 – David T. Kusner
  • 1979 – Maureen T. Rose
  • 1978 – Ara Bagdasarian
  • 1977 – Patrick M. Cummings
  • 1976 – Mary Jo Casserly
  • 1975 – Lou DeMarco
  • 1974 – Terrence Dwyer
  • 1973 – Elias Naffah
  • 1972 -Timothy Russert
  • 1971 – James H. Grendell
  • 1970 – Donald Brown
  • 1969 – George Mackey
  • 1968 – Philip Giacinti
  • 1967 – Richard W. Tomc
  • 1966 – R. John Fox
  • 1965 – Christopher Zegers
  • 1964 – James Bachmann
  • 1963 – Gary J. Previts
  • 1962 – John C. Wanamaker
  • 1961 – Edward Parks
  • 1960 – Gerald Schweickert
  • 1959 – J. Peter Fegen
  • 1958 – Gerald Porter
  • 1957 – Charles Novak
  • 1956 – Raymond Reilly
  • 1955 – George Sweeney
  • 1954 – Nicholas DeCaprio
  • 1953 – Thomas Dugan
  • 1952 – Jerome Miller
  • 1951 – Lawrence Bada