Statute of Mary on the University of Dayton campus seen in a moon-lit sky.
Lackner Award Recipients 2011: Fr. James Fitz, University vice president for mision and rector, with the 2011 Lackner Award winners, Christine Schramm (left) and Nick Cardilino (right).

In Honor of "Mr. UD,"
We Pay Tribute to Keepers of the Mission.

The Lackner Award is named in honor of Bro. Elmer Lackner, S.M., whose influence permeated nearly all areas of University life. Bro. Elmer, known as "Mr. UD,"  served at the University of Dayton for 45 years in a variety of roles. When he died in 1984, the Marianist priests and brothers established this award.

The Lackner Award is given to full-time lay faculty or staff who, over a significant period, have made a noteworthy contribution to the Catholic and Marianist character of the University of Dayton.

2014 Lackner Award Recipients

The Office for Mission and Rector is pleased to announce this year's Lackner Award recipients:

Elizabeth Gustafson

Joseph Untener 

Lackner Award Recipients

2012

Paul Benson

Patricia Johnson

2013

Amy Anderson

Thomas Columbus

2011

Nick Cardilino
Christine Schramm

2010

Thomas E. Burkhardt
Kathryn A. Kinnucan-Welsch

2009

Susan Ferguson
Joe Saliba

2008

Tom Eggemeier
Kathy McEuen Harmon

2007

Amy Lopez
Steve Mueller

2006

Jim Farrelly
Roberta Weaver

2005

Una Cadegan
Dick Ferguson

2004

Patricia Detzel

Paul Morman

2003

Patrick Palermo

Sandra Yocum Mize

2002

Deborah Bickford
Mike Kelly

2001

Kathleen Henderson
Michael O'Hare
John Geiger

2000

Joseph Belle
Nancy Bramlage, S.C.

1999

Donald Frericks
Karen Pettus

1998

Elaine Carey
Thomas Weckesser

1997

Ellis Joseph
Mary Neacy

1996

Herbert Martin
Ellen Murphy, O.P.

1995

Kenneth Kuntz
Susan Tsui

1994

Jerrold Hopfengardner
Eleanor Kurtz

1993

Xavier Monasterio
Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH

1992

Judith Allik
Gerald VonderBrink

1991

Patrick Gilvary
George Noland

1990

Rocco Donatelli
Nicoletta Hary

1989

Myron Achbach
Gertrude Shay

1988

Doris Drees
Edwin King

1987

Nora Duffy
Kenneth Schraut

1986

Richard Baker
Mary Shay

1985

William Hoben

Courtyard Mosiac of Mary

We Honor Great Catholic Intellectuals
With Prestigious Marianist Award.

Established in 1950, the Marianist Award was originally presented to scholars who made outstanding contributions to Mariology in America. In 1967, the concept for the award was broadened to honor individuals who made outstanding contributions to humanity.

The Marianist Award was revived in 1986 when the University of Dayton announced that it would again present the award annually, this time to honor a Roman Catholic whose work has made a major contribution to the intellectual life. The award includes an original piece of Marian-themed art and a stipend.

Marianist Award Recipients

2013

Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, Ph.D.

2011

Lamin Sanneh

2010

Ron Hansen

2009

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.

2008

David Hollenbach, S.J.

2007

[no award]

2006

Cyprian Davis, O.S.B.

2005

David J. O'Brien

2004

Cardinal Avery Dulles

2003

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels and
Peter Steinfels

2002

Mary Douglas

2001

Mary Ann Glendon

2000

Marcia L. Colish

1999

Jill Ker Conway

1998

David W. Tracy

1997

Gustavo Gutierrez

1996

Charles Taylor

1995

J. Bryan Hehir

1994

Philip Gleason

1993

Monika K. Hellwig

1992

Louis Dupré

1991

John T. Noonan, Jr.

1990

Sidney Callahan

1989

Walter Ong, S.J.

1988

Timothy O'Meara

1987

Rosemary Haughton

1986

John Tracy Ellis

They Work Behind the Scenes,
But Their Devotion Speaks Volumes.

The Marianist Service Award was established in 1987 by Marianists working at the University of Dayton. Each year, this award honors two full-time staff whose behavior, over a significant number of years, is congruent with the University's Catholic and Marianist character.

Nominations are made by the vowed Marianists who work on campus, members of the Rector's Council and previous award recipients.  Nominations are accepted annually during the month of October.

If you would like to make a nomination, please contact a member of one of these groups. 

Marianist Service Award Recipients

2013

Elizabeth Duckro

Russell Milliron

Phyllis Shope

Carol Stachler

2014

Marge DeVito

Tom Westendorf

2011

John L. Beach
Beverly T. Jenkins

2012  

Julie Banks                                

Mike McClure

2010

Kathleen Rossman, OSF
Donn W. Shade

2009

Larry Burgess
Beth Schwartz

2008

Herbert Schotz
Jill Talley

2007

Billy Mayo
Jeannie Perry

2006

Linda Hoke
Duane Plessinger

2005

Randy Groesbeck
Judy Caruso

2004

Debbie Stoner
Ken Soucy

2003

Michael Foreman
Patsy Martin

2002

Arlene Camacho
Randy Mockabee

2001

Willie Hickey
Colleen Wildenhaus

2000

Melissa Clark
John Dirckx

1999

Helen Gross
Kenneth Keck

1998

Anna Mae Daum
Richard Zeh

1997

Marilyn Bishop

1996

Gladys Clement

1995

Ronald Small

1994

Delandus Montgomery

1993

Pearl Brashers

1992

Mary McDowell

1991

Richard Coy

1990

Annie Thornton

1989

Irene Calavan

1988

Herbert Dintaman
Eugene Schwieterman

1987

Willie Tyson

Maureen O'Rourke student award namesake

How Do We Define Community Builders?
These Students Use Their Faith to Make World Better.

The Marianist Student Award is named after its first recipient, Maureen Elizabeth O'Rourke. This annual award initiated by the Rector's Council is designed to acknowledge the contribution of a graduating senior who exemplifies the Marianist charism on campus.

Vowed Marianists on campus, Marianist Educational Associates, Marianist Lay Formation participants, Marianist Leadership Scholars, Marianist Student Communities, Campus Ministry and Student Development staff, and the Executive Committee of the Student Government Association are asked to submit nominations.

Marianist Student Award Recipients

2014    Peter Oduwole and Teresa Spanel

2013    Meaghan Crowley and Christopher Denzinger

2012    Caitlin Cipolla-McCulloch

2011    Bernadette Madden

2010    Eric J. Stoiber

2009    Emily Klein

2008    Dani Kusner and Gary Motz

2007    Alison Cawley

2006    David Prier

2005    Maureen E. O'Rourke