Members of Christendom’s Class of 2021 were honored with academic, athletic and community achievement awards on Wednesday, May 5, during the college’s annual Senior Awards Luncheon. The event honored the best and brightest of the class, recognizing individuals for their contributions to the Christendom community.

The Student Activities Council’s (SAC) Joe McGlynn Award for Service was given to Emily Golden. Demonstrating leadership and hard work on hundreds of college events, Golden exemplified the selfless giving spirit that is a trademark of Christendom’s SAC.

The Crusader Leadership Award was given to John Jakubisin and Bridget Duffy for their exemplary contributions to the college’s athletics department. Each was an important leader both on and off the field during their time at Christendom, competing for the college in varsity rugby and cross-country respectively.

Five of the college’s academic departments also honored seniors with awards.

The English department’s Robert C. Rice Award for Outstanding English Language and Literature Major was awarded to Lianna Youngman, who distinguished herself through outstanding scholarship, collegiality, and written success. Her thesis topic, “Perfectly Nonsensical”: G.K Chesterton’s Understanding of the Childlike Imagination as Demonstrated through the Works of Lewis Carroll and Beatrix Potteris a prime example of her outstanding work.

For the philosophy department’s Outstanding Senior Philosophy Major Award, department chairman Dr. Mark Wunsch recognized Matthew McShurley. He wrote on The Metaxological and The Unity of Philosophical Experience: William Desmond’s “Between” as a Contribution to Perennial Philosophy.

The history department’s Warren H. Carroll Award for Outstanding Senior History Thesis was given to Katherine Flynn. Her thesis A Heap of Broken Images: T.S. Eliot and Czeslaw Milosz on the Failures of Secularization and the Importance of Spiritual Renewal, exemplified the historical scholarship standard set by Christendom’s founder, Dr. Warren Carroll.

Catherine Salgado was awarded the theology department’s William H. Marshner Award for her thesis titled Dares and Entellus: The Scriptural Exegetical Debate between Jerome and Augustine.

The political science and economics department awarded Liam Sigler the department’s Outstanding Senior Political Science & Economics Thesis Award for his thesis, American Interventionism and Elite Consensus in the Iraq War.

The annual Awards Luncheon is held to recognize the best and brightest of each graduating class at Christendom College, acknowledging their academic and leadership achievements before the entire Christendom community.

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