Thursday February 12, 2009

Leadership, Service

A campus minister at UD has received a Florida Marianist high school's highest honor: the Founders' Award.

Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, a Marianist high school in Hollywood, Fla., honored UD campus minister Father Chris Conlon, S.M., with its Founders' Award Jan. 31.

Conlon joined Chaminade-Madonna in 1969 as a senior religion teacher. Over the 18 years he spent there, he also served as an assistant track coach, a cross-country team chaplain and the principal. The awards program recognizes people whose lives have demonstrated Chaminade-Madonna's motto, "Toward A Better World."

Conlon came to UD in 1987 and has worked in campus ministry ever since. He's now the Marianist liaison to the schools of engineering and business administration.

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