Saint Mary's University presented awards to three Christian Brothers, a faculty member, a Lasallian educator and two outstanding seniors at its Founder's Day celebration Tuesday.
Brother Joseph Loewenstein received an honorary Doctor of Humanities in honor of his inspiring leadership throughout his 70 years as a De La Salle Christian Brother
Brother Jean Manuel received an honorary Doctor of Humanities in recognition of 58 years of service.
Brother Terence McLaughlin, a 1944 Saint Mary's alum, received an honorary Doctor of Humanities.
Teresa Speck, professor of business, received this year's Brother H. Charles Severin, FSC Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Tony Piscitiello, senior advancement director, was chosen as this year's Distinguished Lasallian Educator.
The Outstanding Male and Female Senior awards were presented to Peter Borash, son of Ron and Ann Borash of North Prairie, Minn.; and Constance Budin, daughter of Bruce and Colleen Budin of Le Center, Minn. who have demonstrated the ideals of scholarship, character, leadership and service.
Additionally, Gena Bilden, associate vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Services, was awarded the Brother Louis DeThomasis, FSC Award.