Spirit of Loretto award recipients 

The Spirit of Loretto Awards are presented annually at the Loretto Heights College (LHC) Awards Luncheon, held during the Alumni Weekend.

There are two awards presented each year. The Lumen Christi Award, named for Max Di Julio's Christmas choral composition, is given to an outstanding and beloved member of the LHC faculty or staff. Deceased faculty and staff members may be nominated.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is given for outstanding lifetime achievement and/or significant contributions to the community. Deceased alumni may be nominated.

Please take a moment to nominate someone who you know deserves to be recognized for their accomplishments.

Please review with the nominee their resume, and briefly the lifetime achievements they are proud of, especially those which were influenced by Sisters of Loretto and their motto "Work for Justice and Act for Peace." *Please send a copy of their resume to alumni@regis.edu to be included with your nomination form during the deliberation process.* Nominations will be collected by the Regis University Office of Alumni Engagement on behalf of the Spirit of Loretto Committee, which will make the final selection(s). At the discretion of the SOL Committee, one or more SOL Awards may be given annually.


NOTE: Please provide details about the person you are nominating and why you are nominating them. This includes biographical information, articles about their accomplishments, etc.

During Alumni Weekend 2016, a panel discussion focused on the history of Loretto Heights College and its relationship to Regis University. Learn more by watching the video presentation below.

Spirit of Loretto Award Winners

2018

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Jean Stromose, LHC ‘53

Distinguished Alumni Award, Michael Gold, LHC ‘77

Distinguished Alumni Award, Karen Clark Loden, LHC ‘68

2017

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Sr. Elaine Marie Prevallet, S.L., LHC 55

Distinguished Alumni Award, Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, LHC ‘79

Distinguished Alumni Award, Joyce Huffert Meyers, LHC ‘82

2016

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Sr. Mary Louise Beutner, S.L., Ph.D

Distinguished Alumni Award, Sr. Mary Nelle Gage, S.L., LHC ‘66

Distinguished Alumni Award, Lucy Roucis, LHC ‘81

2015

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Sr. Maureen McCormack, S.L., Ph.D.

Distinguished Alumni Award, Sr. Lydia, S.L., Ph.D., LHC ‘55

Distinguished Alumni Award, Martha Downey, LHC ‘65

Distinguished Alumni Award, Karol Kaltenbach, Ph.D., LHC ‘65

2014

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Sr. Mary Ann Coyle, S.L.

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Sr. Mary Ann Cunningham, S.L.

Distinguished Alumni Award, Mary Kay Connors Murphy, LHC ‘60

Distinguished Alumni Award, Sally Beatty, LHC ‘69

2013

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Sr. Gabriel Mason, S.L.

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Sr. Patricia Jean Manion, S.L.

Distinguished Alumni Award, Betsy Boyle, LHC ‘68

2012

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Sr. Edwin Mary, S.L.

Distinguished Alumni Award, Stormy Hausman McDonald, LHC ‘67

2011

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Patricia Wieland Ladewig, Ph.D.

Distinguished Alumni Award, Lt. Col. Martha Marshall Baker, LHC ‘75

Distinguished Alumni Award, Mary Sandoval-Rome, LHC ‘52

2010

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Sr. Loretto Anne Madden, S.L., LHC ‘43*

Distinguished Alumni Award, Mary Jo Catlett, LHC ‘60

Distinguished Alumni Award, John Hill, LHC ‘80

2009

Distinguished Alumni Award, Martha M. Urioste, Ph.D., LHC ‘58

Distinguished Alumni Award, Clare Cresap Villa, LHC ‘55

2008

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Sr. Antoinette Doyle, S.L., LHC ‘49

Distinguished Alumni Award, Judy Rasmussen Schuenemeyer, LHC ‘60

2007

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Earl C. Bach, Ph.D.*

Distinguished Alumni Award, Margaret Rueckert Hartman, LHC ‘67

2006

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Sr. Mary Florence Wolff, S.L.*

Distinguished Alumni Award, Sr. Mary Luke Tobin, S.L., LHC ‘34

2005

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Sr. Paschalita Linehan, S.L., LHC ‘44

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Margaret “Peg” Metzger*

2004

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Max Di Julio

Lumen Christi Outstanding Faculty Award, Bill Joseph*

*Honored posthumously