2019 Alumni Awards

Thursday, October 3, 2019
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Anderson Auditorium, Predolin Hall
Hors d'oeuvre and cocktail reception to follow in The Stream

Each fall, Edgewood College partners with the Alumni Board and the Office for Institutional Advancement to recognize extraordinary individuals with three awards:

Distinguished Alumni Award—acknowledges the accomplishments of an alumnus who has achieved excellence in his or her professional career and has demonstrated a commitment of ethical leadership, service and search for truth.

  • Diane Ballweg '75, MA '07 of Madison, WI
  • Eileen (Dhooghe) McIltrot '78 of Fort Myers, FL

Dominican Mission Award—recognizes an alumnus who has shown a commitment to social justice or a history of extraordinary volunteer service in the community, country or the world.

  • Martha Rohde, O.P. '69 and Elizabeth Dunn, O.P. '70 of Indiantown, FL

Promise Award—recognizes an alumnus, 40 years of age or younger, who is an emerging leader and has achieved a high level of success through professional accomplishments and service to his or her alma mater or community.

  • Darian Senn-Carter, Ed.D. '17 of Bowie, MD

Meet Last Year's Recipients

Thelma Duggin '71


Thelma Duggin

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

Duggin serves as President of the AnBryce Foundation, which provides long-term academic and leadership enrichment programs to underserved youth. Earlier in her career, Duggin served as Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan.

Meet Thelma

Beth Battista '04


Beth Battista

2018 Dominican Mission Award recipients

Battista has taught preschool for 15 years. In 2016, she learned her 5-year-old student was battling a life-threatening illness. In February of 2017, Battista donated her own healthy kidney. She now shares this story to shed light on the opportunity presented to each of us to share the gift of life by becoming an organ donor.

Meet Beth

Dr. Odell Nickelberry MBA '94


Dr. Odell Nickelberry

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

Dr. Nickelberry is the Director of Human Resources for a leading national insurer. Together with his brother, he established the Myrtis Nickelberry Memorial Scholarship, which honors their mother by supporting underrepresented students with a financial need.

Meet Odell

Judith Fleming '67


Judith Fleming

2018 Dominican Mission Award recipients

Fleming serves with the Peace Corps in Kutaisi, Republic of Georgia. Prior, she served more than two years in Uganda. This is her second assignment in the Peace Corps after being among the first members to go to Tonga and Western Samoa after graduating in 1967.

Meet Judith