The Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, archbishop of Atlanta, was the keynote speaker a the 15th Annual Catholic Education Dinner, Gala 22:6, Thursday evening, Jan. 29, at the Buffalo Convention Center. More than 1,100 people were in attendance.
Bishop Richard J. Malone, who offered closing remarks at the dinner, presented the Bishop's Medal to Sister Gail Glenn, principal, Catholic Academy of West Buffalo, and to the eight Catholic institutions of higher learning in Western New York - Canisius College, Christ the King Seminary, D'Youville College, Hilbert College, Niagara University, St. Bonaventure University, Trocaire College and Villa Maria College of Buffalo. Sister Denise A. Roche, GNSH, accepted the awards on behalf of all the schools.
The Sister Lucille Socciarelli/Father John Sturm Making a Difference Award was presented to Linda A. Calandrelli of St. Peter School, Lewiston. Calandrelli has been an educator for more than four decades with nearly 40 years at St Peter's.
The Sister Lucille Socciarelli/Father John Sturm "Making a Difference Award" was instituted by the late Tim Russert in honor of two of his former teachers. Since Russert's death, his son Luke has recorded a special introduction about the recipient. read more...