2009 Award Recipients
Gertrude Austin Martini Award
The Gertrude Austin Marti Award in Theology is given to a graduating senior who has given evidence of qualities of personal character and academic achievement in theological studies. This year it goes to Greer Hannan and Brendan Shea with our congratulations.
Greer is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and has been an outstanding student in the joint Philosophy-Theology major, having won an undergraduate research award in support of her senior thesis, and had two other international experiences: one an undergraduate travel grant from the Nanovic center to work as a volunteer teacher in Ukraine, and the other spending her junior year in Dublin. Her extracurricular activities fall into a number of areas. In liturgy, she has been a lector and extraordinary minister of communion, was a member of the Trinity College Dublin choir, and organized liturgies for Notre Dame’s Campus Ministry in Europe. In politics, she has been editor of The Rover, involved in NDResponse this year, a member of “The Phil” which is the oldest debating club in Trinity College, Dublin, and has worked as the undergraduate assistant for the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. In social justice, she has been a regular volunteer at the South Bend Center for the Homeless, member of the Violence Prevention Initiative on campus, and a volunteer at Youth Horizons in an economically disadvantaged area of Dublin.