Honoring Exceptional Alumni
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Medallion is an annual award given to recognize the accomplishments of select graduates, identified by the department chairs within the College, who have excelled in their professional endeavors.
The Alumni Medallion also honors College graduates who have demonstrated service to their communities and to the University. Every effort is made to ensure that the individuals selected are representative of the College.
Three Villanova graduates and longtime dean honored
VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognizes the lives and accomplishments of its most distinguished alumni every year at its Alumni Medallion awards. On October 22, three alumni were recognized as 2015 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Medallion recipients at a special on-campus celebration.
The evening also honored the Rev. Kail C. Ellis, OSA, PhD, currently assistant to the president, longtime Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and most recently vice president for Academic Affairs. Starting this year, the Alumni Medallion has been renamed the Rev. Kail C. Ellis, OSA Alumni Medallion.
“Father Ellis has served as friend, colleague and mentor to countless faculty, staff and students over the years. His devotion to this college and its faculty has served both enormously well and it is with that dedication in mind that we tonight announce the renaming of the CLAS Alumni Medallion to the Reverend Kail C. Ellis, OSA, Alumni Medallion,” said Adele Lindenmeyr, Dean, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as she presented Father Ellis with the first medallion bearing its new name.
“The professional and philanthropic endeavors of Brian F. Harrington, Diepiriye Anga and Michael B. Smith are a reflection of all we strive to be as a College,” said Dean Lindenmeyr. “We are proud to honor them and their commitment to truly making a difference in the lives of others.”