Professor and Chair of Healthcare Administration, Rev. Thomas Gariepy, C.S.C. ’70 was chosen as this year’s recipient of the Stonehill Faculty Service Award. The honor is given to a full-time faculty member whose service has significantly advanced the mission of the College.
Fr. Gariepy returned to his alma mater to begin teaching in 1985 and was immediately appointed Director of the program in the History and Philosophy of Science. In 1998, he received the Student Government Association Faculty Appreciation Award.
“From the beginning, you won the respect and admiration of colleagues by your willingness to take on tough assignments and to go the extra mile for students. You have mentored countless students into internships, graduate schools, and careers,” said Dean of Faculty Maria Curtin in reading the award citation.
Throughout his tenure at Stonehill, Fr. Gariepy has served on numerous committees, several of which he has also chaired. He has also over the years played an integral role in Stonehill’s reaccreditation processes, chairing the NEASC Steering Committee and serving as the lead writer on the College’s five-year NEASC report that is due this summer.
“You have a knack for being concise and clear, you are a master report organizer, and you intuitively know when to be aspirational and when to use hard evidence. And all of this you do quietly behind the scenes without need for attention or praise,” said Curtin.