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MMC Announces Student Award Winners


Published Date6\4\2012
The Mount Marty College Division of Student Affairs announces its 2011-12 student award winners.

Kylie Gross of Yankton, SD was awarded for Leadership Among Peers. This award is given to a student who has exhibited positive peer role modeling while embodying the mission and core values of Mount Marty College.

Raelynn Coldwell of Rapid City, SD was awarded for Benedictine Balance. This award is given to a student based upon a student’s ability to exhibit balance in life. The student who receives this award has shown the value of a life of harmony encompassing academics, co-curricular activities and commitment to a spiritual life.

Ashton Walter of Howard, SD was awarded for Service to the Mount Marty Community. This award is given to a student who sacrifices personal time to share talents, gifts, and spirit in service to the Mount Marty College Community.

Nathan Roche of Norfolk, NE and Rebecca Schmit of McLean, NE were awarded the 2011-2012 Fr. Owen Award. This annual award is given to an outstanding senior in memory of Father Owen Fredrickson. Father Owen was chaplain of MMC from 1969-1970 and died of a cerebral hemorrhage during Easter vacation that year. The spirit of Father Owen was that of giving "silent witness" to Gospel values by the kind of life he lived among us, touching and influencing the people around him in a quiet way. The Father Owen memorial award recognizes a senior student who reflects his style of service to others. They are chosen based upon their generosity in serving, sincerity, loyalty to Mount Marty, commitment to principles and Christian values, and their ability to touch the lives of many people.