Medals for academic excellence and achievement are bestowed during two Hooding and Honors ceremonies on campus.
Graduate and undergraduate students who have attained a notable level of academic excellence or have shown great leadership abilities will be honored.
The William G. McGowan Medal for Excellence in Doctoral Studies - Ph.D.
This medal was founded in honor of William G. McGowan, a founder of MCI Communications Corp., by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund. The medal recognizes scholarship, integrity, discipline, creativity and human service.
The Sister St. Agnes Medal for Excellence in Business
This graduate medal was founded by Ms. Angela Moran in honor of Sister Agnes Moran.
The Sister M. Eva Connors Peace Medal
This medal was founded in memory of Sister M. Eva Connors, IHM.
The Geffen Medal for Outstanding Performance in Practicum Education
This School of Social Work medal was founded by friends and co-workers in memory of Albert Geffen.
The Haggerty Medal for Leadership and Academic Excellence in Counselor Education
This graduate medal was founded by Trustees of the estate of Loretta Haggerty.
The Thomas J. Keenan M.D. Medal of Excellence in the Physician Assistant Program
This medal was founded by Mrs. Mary Keenan Hecht in honor of her brother.
The Polizzi Medal for Scholarship and Community Service
This School of Social Work medal was founded by the Student Association, School of Social Work, in memory of Anthony C. Polizzi.
The Walton Medal for Excellence in Public Administration
This graduate medal was founded by Dr. Clarence C. and Elizabeth Walton.
The Kappa Gamma Pi Medal for General Excellence
This undergraduate medal is donated by the Scranton Chapter of Kappa Gamma Pi, National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society.
The Dolores M. Ackourey Medal for Excellence in Leadership and Human Relations
Mr. and Mrs. William P. Ackourey founded this medal, in memory of their daughter, Dolores.
The Barrett Medal for Outstanding Service and Scholarship in the Field of Legal Studies or Criminal Justice
This undergraduate medal was founded by Sigma Pi Mu in honor of Dr. John W. Barrett.
The Sister Regina Barrett Medal for Excellence in Early Childhood Education
This undergraduate medal was established in honor of Sister Regina Barrett, IHM, by Superintendent Patricia C. Leamy.
The J. Harold Brislin Medal for Distinction in Creative Writing
This medal was founded by the late Gene Brislin, in memory of her husband, J. Harold Brislin, a Pulitzer Prize Winner.
The Thomas and Norah Clarke Medal for Excellence in Business
This medal was founded by The Clarke Family in memory of their parents, Thomas and Norah Clarke.
The Czachor Medal for Distinction in Religious Studies
This medal was founded by the Czachor Family of Archbald, Pennsylvania.
The Margaret Ruddy Dougherty Medal for Academic Excellence in Special Education
This medal was founded by the estate of Margaret Ruddy Dougherty.
The Edward Gayeski Medal for Excellence in Design
Mrs. Alba Gayeski founded this medal in memory of her husband, Edward Gayeski.
Sister M. Immaculata Gillespie Medal for Excellence in Secondary Education
This medal was founded by Elizabeth Young Arvad, M.D.
The Jenkins-Colis Gilroy Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Social Work
This medal was founded by BSW students, in memory of Brian Jenkins, Class of 1979, and Patricia Colis Gilroy, Class of 1976.
The Jordan Medal for Excellence in the Social Sciences
This medal was founded by the Misses Jordan, in memory of their brother, Reverend Richard D. Jordan, J.C.L.
The Rosemary Carroll Kazimer Medal for Excellence in Elementary Education
This medal was founded by Dr. Mary Louise Keeney in honor of Mrs. Kazimer.
The Sister M. Clare Kelley Medal for Excellence in Music
This medal was founded in memory of Sister M. Clare Kelley by her former music students.
The Sister M. Margrete Kelley Medal for Distinction in Service
This medal was founded by Anna G. Kirby in memory of her sister, Sister M. Margrete Kelley, IHM.
The Sister Davidica Kildea Medal for Excellence in Voice
This medal was founded in memory of Sister M. Davidica Kildea, IHM, by the Kildea Family.
The Sister M. Charitas Loftus Medal for Excellence in Poetry
This medal was founded by Jemille A. Zaydon and Friends and Alumni.
The Saint Luke Medal for Excellence in Art
This medal was founded by Miss Helen Leonard in memory of Miss Mary E. Barrett.
The Margaret T. Lunney Medal for Outstanding Performance in the Study of Communication Sciences and Disorders
This medal was founded by Miss Dorothy R. McNulty in honor of Miss Lunney.
The Lynett Medal for Academic Distinction in Communication Arts
This medal was founded by the late E. J. Lynett, in memory of his wife, Ellen Ruddy Lynett.
The Sister Maria Laurence Maher Medal for Excellence in Biological Studies
This medal was founded in memory of Sister Maria Laurence Maher, IHM, by her family.
The Medal for Excellence in Psychology
This medal was founded by the Psychology Club in honor of Sister M. St. Mary Orr, I.H.M., and Sister M. Bernardina McAndrew, I.H.M.
The Nemotko Medal for Distinction in Nursing
This medal was founded by Mrs. Anthony J. Nemotko, in memory of her husband, Anthony J. Nemotko.
The Mary Pace Medal for Excellence in Philosophy
This medal was founded by Reverend William J. Pace, in memory of his mother, Mary Pace.
The Dr. Wanda Persichetti Medal for Excellence in Foreign Language Study
This medal was founded in memory of Dr. Wanda Persichetti, by her friends and family.
The Judith Piznar Medal for Leadership and Service to Youth
This medal was founded in memory of Judy Piznar, Class of 1990.
The Robert E. Quinnan Medal for Distinguished Service in the Alphonsian and IHM Tradition
This medal was founded by Catherine Quinnan, in memory of her husband Robert E. Quinnan.
The Shaffer Medal for Nutrition and Dietetics
This medal was founded by C. Norman Shaffer, LL.D., in memory of Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart Walsh, IHM, and Sister Margaret Mary Howley, IHM.
The Tama Medal for Excellence in Mathematical Studies
This medal was founded by Mrs. Margaret Mary Tama Hovell and Dr. Judith Tama Page, in memory of their parents, John and Margaret Tama.
Kappa Pi International Art Honor Fraternity (Zeta Omicrom Chapter)
- Must be a chapter member in good standing to receive cords for graduation.
Awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining a minimum QPA of 3.0 as a major in the field of Art Education. Said student must also have demonstrated artistic skills worthy of exhibit at the University. The Medal is established by Sister Ave Maria Foley in honor of her mother, father and brother.
- Only those students exhibiting in the current year are eligible.
- Selected by Marywood faculty based primary on QPA
- Overall level of quality of art work produced and professional presentation is considered for students who fall within 0.05 of each others QPA.
Master of Public Administration students are nominated by faculty for the Walton Medal. Once students are selected for nomination, they receive a letter from the department requesting their resume and submission of documentation for the specific criteria from Dr. Walton. These criteria are:
- Demonstration of professionalism and integrity.
- Contribution to the field of public administration.
- Academic scholarship.
- Leadership in community services.
Based on the documentation a student is then selected.
2022 William Craven
2021 Kayla Windoloski
2020 Matthew Bartos
2019 Michael Krzywicki
2018 Michael Williams
2017 Nicole Brown
2016 Meghan Loftus
2015 Courtney Floyd
2014 Todd Pousley
2013 William Hoban
2012 Julanne Skinner
2011 Sean Hogan
2010 Nina Cecilia Dei Tos
2009 Lisa White Brudnicki
2008 Matthew Lavelle
2007 Amy M. Szydlowski
2006 Adeline Gwen Noto
2005 Thomas J. Olson
2004 Joseph P. Ross
2003 Shannon Marie Kazmdotcmsdbuser
2002 Joseph B. Moskovitz
2001 Andrew James Nicholas
2000 Karen Elise Wormack
1999 Kimberly Armbruster-Saunders
1998 Cynthia A. Kozel
1997 Sonji Lee
Selected by Marywood faculty based primary on QPA
Overall level of quality of art work produced and professional presentation is considered for students who fall within 0.05 of each others QPA.
- QPA Grade Point Average
- Written statement on Career Goal
- Overall level of quality of art work produced and professional presentation of exhibit
- For Studio Art (MFA) students only
Students must apply for the Ruane Medal during the Spring semester in the academic year in which they graduate.