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Honors and Awards


A notation is made on the transcripts of the recipients of any of the honors, awards or prizes listed below.

Academic Honors are noted for those who attain an above average grade average in the completion of the M.Div./Ordination program or M.A.(theology) degree:

Rank

GPA

Summa cum laude

Magna cum laude

Cum laude

3.85 or above

3.65 – 3.84

3.50 – 3.64

The Mary Katharine Beers Memorial Award given by Father John Beers to honor a fourth year seminary student who excels in the study and use of patristic and liturgical Latin.

The Reverend Elwood Sylvester Berry Memorial Prize for the student of the Theology Course who has maintained the highest scholastic average and has earned the certification of the seminary faculty. Founded by the Right Rev. Louis J. Mendelis, S.T.D., LL.D., class of 1924, in memory of the late Rev. E. S. Berry, S.T.D., class of 1903, Professor of Theology (1923-54).

The Reverend John F. Cogan Memorial Prize for the seminarian with the highest scholastic average throughout the Philosophy Course. Founded by the Rev. Monsignor Louis J. Mendelis, S.T.D., LL.D., class of 1924, in memory of the late Rev. John F. Cogan, Ph.D., class of 1914, professor of philosophy in the college (1918-55).

The Reverend Harry J. Flynn Memorial Award for the highest scholastic average maintained throughout the course in Moral Theology, as certified by the seminary faculty. Founded by Mrs. Felicia Mendelis Plusik.

The Reverend Harry J. Flynn Memorial Award for the highest scholastic average maintained throughout the course in Systematic Theology, as certified by the seminary faculty. Founded by Mrs. Felicia Mendelis Plusik.

The Belle Holtz Memorial Award for the highest scholastic average maintained throughout the course in Church History, as certified by the seminary faculty. Founded by Anna Margaret (Belle) Holtz, late of Emmitsburg and Thurmont, Maryland.

The Martin and Margaret Frank Holtz Family Memorial Award for the highest average maintained throughout the course in Sacred Scripture, as certified by the seminary faculty. Founded by Anna Margaret (Belle) Holtz, late of Emmitsburg and Thurmont, Maryland.

 
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