The Gaudete Medal
Celebrating 20 Years of Service.
Since 1983, Stonehill College has awarded the Gaudete Medal to faculty, staff and administrators who achieve 20 years of committed service to the institution. This medal is presented annually during a Eucharistic liturgy held on the vigil of the third Saturday of Advent. Following Mass, award recipients typically join past medalists for a celebratory dinner.
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.
When designing the Gaudete Medal for the College, Italian artist Enrico Manfrini cast this phrase with the image of Jesus Christ and Mary, the Blessed Mother, on the front of the award. Stonehill’s seal is on the reverse side of the medallion.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Gaudete Celebration was not held in 2020. Last year’s recipients were recognized alongside 2021’s honorees during this year’s event.
Robert Andrews, Custodian III, Facilities Management
Stephen Bunker, Groundskeeper III, Facilities Management
Rev. John Denning, C.S.C., President of Stonehill College
Marilena Hall, Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry Department Chair
Maureen Jeffrey, Clerk, Mail Services
Peter Krysko, Associate Director, Athletics
Ronald Leone, Professor of Communication, Cinema Studies Program Director, Digital Media Production Program Director
Lisa Richards, Director of the Annual Fund, Development
Cheryl Schnitzer, Professor of Chemistry
Rev. Kevin Spicer, C.S.C., Dean of the May School of Arts & Sciences, James J. Kenneally Distinguished Professor of History
Bonnie Troupe, Director, Office of Research, Grants & Sponsored Projects
Patricia Brown, Head Coach/Assistant Director, Athletics
Nicole Casper, Director, Archives and Historical Collections
Christine DaCosta, Executive Assistant, Advancement
Steven Daversa, Clerk, Mail Services
Nancy Dunsing, Executive Assistant, Academic Affairs
Mary Garland, Accounts Payable Supervisor, Controller's Office
Heather Heerman, Chief of Staff, Executive Office
Cathy Jones, Executive Assistant, Student Affairs
Alessandro Massarotti, Associate Professor of Physics