The Catholic University of America


Finishing the Fiscal Year 1000 Strong!

The Division of University Advancement made (and surpassed!) the March with Garvey Challenge on April 23 — a week before the deadline! CUA’s fiscal year ended yesterday, so we are still counting the last minute gifts that came in. As of yesterday, we received gifts from 1,248 new donors and nearly $500,000 was raised during the challenge. As President John Garvey said at the beginning of the campaign, University Advancement believes the success of this challenge truly embodies the spirit of shared love for our campus. Thank you to all for your support and commitment.


A Cardinal Celebration

On Saturday, April 11, the Board of Governors of the Catholic University Alumni Association honored a group of distinguished graduates and bestowed the association’s highest honor, the James Cardinal Gibbons Medal, on internationally recognized activist, educator, and Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver, M.A. 1988. The event was held in Father O'Connell Hall. The gala, hosted by the Alumni Association, capped a weeklong celebration of the University’s Founders Week – the 128th anniversary of Catholic University.

Those who received awards included:

  • Timothy Shriver, M.A. 1988, James Cardinal Gibbons Medal recipient
  • Amy Freeman, B.S.N. 1981, Alumni Achievement Award recipient
  • Alison Kiss, B.A. 1998, Alumni Achievement Award recipient
  • Victor R. McCrary, Jr., B.A. 1978, Alumni Achievement Award recipient
  • Gregory P. Noone, M.A. 2002, Alumni Achievement Award recipient
  • Emmjolee Mendoza Waters, B.A. 2001, M.S.W. 2009, Frank A. Kuntz ’07 Award recipient
  • Monsignor Ralph Kuehner, S.T.L. 1951, Alumni Achievement Award recipient
  • Timothy Lisante, B.A. 1978, Alumni Achievement Award recipient
  • Janet Rutherford Fuller, B.A. 1959, George J. Quinn, Class of 1950, Distinguished Service Award recipient
  • Patrick Guetti, B.M. 2009, M.M. 2011, Young Alumni Merit Award recipient

Pictures of the dinner in Heritage Hall are below and more are in our gallery. We are already looking forward to the next cardinal celebration!

Heritage Hall was the perfect backdrop to a lovely evening with our alumni.
Table settings and matching programs.
Monsignor Ralph Kuehner, S.T.L. 1951, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington since 1967 and cofounder of SOME (So Others Might Eat), enjoys the pre-dinner festivities.
Emmjolee Mendoza Waters, B.A. 2001, M.S.W. 2009, seated with friends and family.
Joe St. George, B.A. 2011, a member of Catholic University’s Alumni Association Board of Governors, was the master of ceremonies.
Timothy Shriver, M.A. 1988, and Special Olympian John David Craig delivering a moving acceptance speech.
Amy Freeman, B.S.N. 1981, receiving her award with the president of the Alumni Association Board of Governors, Father Frank Donio, S.A.C., B.A. 1989, M.A. 1993, D.Min. 2012.