Alumni Awards

 Each year, awards presented on behalf of the Alumni Association are given to outstanding alumni and a faculty or staff member of The College of St. Scholastica. These awards are particularly prestigious because alumni embody the enduring values of The College of St. Scholastica and impart them to our world through their personal and professional activities and relationships. Recognition by alumni is the highest award the College can give.

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The Awards

Sister Ann Edward Scanlon Award

Sister Ann Edwards

The Sister Ann Edward Scanlon Award is given to an alumna/alumnus who like its namesake:

  •  demonstrates an exceptional level of commitment to the College 
  •  shows outstanding dedication in working to improve his/her community

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Mary Ives ’12

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2016 Sister Ann Edward Scanlon Award

Mary Ives ’12

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Sister Alice Lamb Award

Sister Alice Lamb

The Sister Alice Lamb Award is a career achievement award given to an alumna/alumnus who:

  •   is well-established in his/her professional career
  •   has contributed significantly to her/his profession
  •  has maintained a life-long commitment to The College

About Sister Alice Lamb: Sister Alice Lamb was associated with the College for 52 years before her death in 1983. She was a professor and head of the Biology Department and later academic dean of the College. This award in her name recognizes her lifelong commitment to her profession and the College.

Diane Larson ’74Congratulations to the Winner of the 2016 Sister Alice Lamb Award

Diane Larson ’74

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Sister Timothy Kirby Benedictine Spirit

Sr. Timothy Kirby

The Sister Timothy Kirby Benedictine Spirit Award recognizes a graduate of St. Scholastica who:

  • has been a credit to the College by his or her professional achievements
  • exemplifies the Benedictine values of
    • respect for the individual
    • dignity of work
    • stewardship
    • hospitality
    • love of learning

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Marianne Connelly ’77

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2016 Sister Timothy Kirby Benedictine Spirit Award

Marianne Connelly ’77

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Scholastica Inspiration Award

Strength, Providence, Wisdom and Rebirth Animal Icons The Scholastica Inspiration Award, established in 1994, honors a faculty or staff person whose interest and care for students made a significant impact on their lives.

Dr. LeAnn HouseCongratulations to the Winner of the 2016 Scholastica Inspiration Award

Dr. LeAnn House, Professor of Music, Chair, Music Department, School of Arts and Letters

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Young Alumni Achievement Award

CSS Alumni AssociationThis award presented Homecoming Weekend, honors an alumnus or alumna who:

  • is under 40 years of age
  • demonstrates a high level of achievement early in his or her career
  • shows support of the College
  • lives out the Benedictine values through service to others

Robert Kehr ’03Meet the Winner of the 2015 Young Alumni Achievement Award

Rob Kehr graduated in 2003 with a B.A. majoring in Computer Information Systems. He interned at Securian Financial Group and after graduation began working for them full-time as an assistant production management analyst. In 2004, he became a supervisor in production management. In 2006, a promotion and additional responsibilities to support business continuity planning were added. Again he was promoted in 2010 to a senior manager position leading production management and two key service management practices within the organization.

At this time, Rob additionally became a member of the IT Vendor Management team negotiating technology contracts for Securian. When he was again promoted in 2012, this time specifically due to his leadership skills, he moved to the development support area which continues to be his current position as a Tech Manager responsible for Securian's application development platforms and database administration.

In spite of this demanding position, Rob has remained active at CSS. He serves on an IT board for St. Scholastica, connecting with CIS faculty on campus to ensure that curriculum and experiential learning opportunities parallel the necessary skills required for new graduates to enter IT positions at Securian. Rob has also been an instrumental part of Securian's on-campus recruiting efforts at the Duluth Main Campus. He has been part of the Securian team who leads information sessions for current CSS students-bridging his roles as an alumnus and a Securian employee-in addition to attending a variety of statewide job/internship fairs. He values the continued relationship he has with CSS faculty and staff.

Rob is also a Board Member at the Carlson School of Management, where he received his MBA in 2008. He also volunteers his time through the Securian Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and coaching youth hockey.

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