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Fidelia Award

Notre Dame College presents the Fidelia Award to those who have rendered distinguished service and demonstrated outstanding fidelity to the College. The Fidelia Award is similar in scope to the Laetare Medal presented by the University of Notre Dame and the Cardinal Gibbons Medal presented by the Catholic University of America.

Sculptor Joseph Turkaly was commissioned in 1981 to fashion a distinctive image of Our Lady reflecting the ideals of Notre Dame College. Sister Mary Inez, president of the College from 1963 to 1967, conceived the form and identity of this sculpture. The Fidelia, or Faithful One, is 15 inches high and depicts Mary as a model of both reflection and service.

Past Fidelia Award Recipients

  • Father Edward E. Mehok - 2013
  • M. Joan McCarthy - 2012
  • Ethel McGuigan ’48 - 2011
  • John and Stella Corbett Hetzer '59 - 2010
  • Therese Buettner Hummer '46 - 2009
  • Sr. Mary Louise Trivison, SND, '50 - 2007
  • Barbara Patterson '56 - 2006
  • John C. Webb - 2005
  • Marilyn Cunin - 2004
  • James Sennett - 2002
  • Thomas E. McGinty - 2001
  • John J. Betchkal - 1999
  • Sister Mary Margaret Hess, SND, '58 - 1998
  • Frances M. Quinlivan - 1996
  • Most Rev. Anthony M. Pilla - 1994
  • Frances B. Noetzel '41 - 1993
  • Sister Mary LeRoy Finn, SND, '40 - 1992
  • Edward B. Brandon - 1991
  • William F. Hauserman - 1990
  • Sister Mary Marthe Reinhard, SND, '52 - 1989
  • Herbert Hausser - 1988
  • Henry Eaton - 1987
  • John J. Dwyer - 1986
  • Fred A. Lennon - 1985
  • Sister Mary Raphaelita Böckmann, SND - 1984
  • The Hugh M. O’Neill Family - 1983
  • Daniel S. Connelly - 1982
  • Joseph H. Keller - 1981