2002 Distinguished Service Award Recipients

2002 Individual Award

Noreen Cameron, Campus Ministry

Noreen joined the staff of Campus Ministry in 1986. She is praised for her vision and her tireless work in support of the mission of the University and the Augustinian tradition. She has assumed many leadership roles including the University's Volunteer Service Program, Habitat for Humanity, which has been cited as the national leader for the Collegiate Challenge over the past few years and COV (Community Outreach of Villanova) that serves the people of Philadelphia through many agencies, such as the Catholic Worker and St. Francis Inn.  Noreen coordinates all other Mission and Ecological service trips, many of which are national or international in scope. She chooses the student leaders, advisors, site locations, and oversees the financing, travel arrangements and leadership training. She is available day and night to the participants before, during and after the trips. Most important, she "focuses the students on the issues of social justice as they relate to faith, the gospel and the mission of our University."

2002 Team Award

Homecoming Planning Committee - Christine Acchione, Amy Layman, Steve Cauterucci, Bety DiRita, Kevin O'Donnell, Mike McGuckin, Tim Dietzler, Jack McCausland, Bill Hale, Jeff Horton, Chris Lloyd, Carolyn Arena, Jim Belzer, Dave White, Maura McDaid, Tom Mogan, John Jeffery, Christine Faistl, Terry Sousa, Tony Alfano, Gary Bonas, Tom Malloy, Kathy Gallagher

This cross-functional team consists of representatives from ten different University departments who "pool their talents and expertise to plan and execute the annual University Homecoming celebration which each year attracts some 16,000 guests, alumni, family members, students, faculty and staff." Founded in 1993, the Homecoming Committee organizes an event that is "well organized, professionally managed and a family friendly" celebration. Each member of the committee makes a strong personal commitment of her or his time and talent. In addition, the Committee recruits more than 100 Villanovans as volunteers who contribute much to the success of the day by performing many and varied tasks. The "energetic and creative" members of the Committee put together a total weekend of activities ranging from tailgating, a football game, young family picnic, the main homecoming party to academic presentations and administrative service offerings. There is truly something for "Villanovans of every age."