SMU-Founder's Day

St. Mary's University presented several special awards last week during its annual Founder's Day celebration.

Dr. Richard Tristano, professor of history at SMU, was presented with the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award to honor his commitment to the Lasallian mission of education.

Sports Information Director Donny Nadeau received the Bishop Heffron Award for service to the university for more than19 years.
The outstanding Male and Female Senior awards went to Amy Spitzmueller of New Brighton and Miles Dunna of St. Paul.

Presidential Awards of Merit went to a pair of St. Mary's graduates who are currently in education.

Lilly Pang is principal at Hale School in Minneapolis, and Stephen Murray is assistant principal and dean of students at La Crosse Aquinas High school.

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