The Villagnome is awarded at each month's USC meeting to people and departments on campus who have been caught performing exceptional acts for the good of the community. USC presents the Villagnome statue to the winners to protect and enjoy for one month until the next recipient is selected.
March 2016 Recipient
Congratulations to Karen Gause, Senior Law Librarian, for winning this months award.
"Karen has served law students and professors at the law school for over 25 years. Karen has extensive knowledge of legal sources and is our go-to person for hard-to-find items. Just this month she located a rare English case from the 1790s and an uncatalogued Congressional report – much to the delight of the students she assisted. She is highly respected by the faculty and they often send their complex research projects to her. In addition, the students on the law journals rely on her to locate and borrow a wide range of sources for their cite checks and student notes. Karen takes on each new reference questions as a challenge and will not rest until she finds an answer. Finally, Karen is a wonderful colleague and a delight to work with. She cheerfully accepts new projects and maintains a positive attitude through all sorts of challenges and change. She graciously pitches in to do whatever tasks need to be done, big or small. Her intelligence, commitment to serve, good humor and calm presence are a real asset to the law school and the Villanova community."
Karen Gause, Senior Law Librarian
Deb Tyksinski, Dean, College of Professional Studies
MaryLou Glenn, Research and Graduate Programs
Rev. Peter Donohue, University President
Liesel Schwarz, Sustainability Manager
Connelly Center Dining Services Team
Allison Venella, Athletics
Marybeth Avioli and UNIT Staff
Anne Ford, Falvey Library
Dining Services, Public Safety, Grounds and the Health Center
Helen Tursi, Helen Mercanti and the USC Community Committee
Father Chris Drennen and Campus Ministry
Vince Nicastro, Athletics
Mary Jane Magee, Campus Ministry (retired)
Amy Spare, Law School Library
UNIT – Matt Morrisey, Emil Kotschneff, Martin McDonnell, Jeff Rule, Rob Watson
Rick Launderslager, Grounds/Recycling
Conference Services – Ron Diment, Sue Scollon, Stefanie Austinat
Executive Campaign Committee – Heather Potts Brown, Cathleen Parsons-Nikolic, William Green, Patricia McGoldrick, Mary Cunningham, Kathy Welsch, James Garvey, Amy Layman, George Kolb, Anne Hoelzle, Emily Spitale