Stonehill College recently held its annual Gaudete Recognition Celebration in honor of faculty and staff who have achieved two decades of dedicated service to the institution.

Awarded by the College since 1983 and designed by Italian artist Enrico Manfrini, the medallion features an image of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary on the front and the College’s seal on the reverse side. 

The third Sunday of Advent is otherwise known as Gaudete Sunday. The Latin phrase “Gaudete in Domino Semper,” meaning “Rejoice in the Lord always,” is featured in the opening of the liturgy held on this day. Congratulations to this year’s recipients.

2023 Gaudete Medal Recipients 

Karen Anderson, Professor of Education

Teresa DePina, Custodian, Facilities Management

James Farrelly, Custodian, Facilities Management

Robin Gendreau, Records Assistant, Registrar’s Office

Antonio Gomes, Custodian, Facilities Management

Magdalena James-Pederson, Associate Professor of Biology

Anna Lannstrom, Professor of Philosophy

Eric Newnum, Assistant Director of Student Loans, Student Financial Services

Elizabeth Pearson, Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs Division & Moreau Honors Program

Peter Ubertaccio, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Leslie VanLaarhoven, Administrative Assistant, Office of Development

Timothy Watts, Custodian, Facilities Management