Immaculata University Announces First Male Recipient of the Saint Catherine of Alexandria Medal
Immaculata University announces that the recipient of the Saint Catherine of Alexandria Medal for the 2008-2009 academic year is Paul McAndrew of Downingtown, PA. The medal is sponsored by Kappa Gamma Pi, a national honor society for graduates of Catholic colleges. This special medal is named after Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who symbolizes wisdom, fortitude, and Christian service. Kappa Gamma Pi offers the Saint Catherine Medal to honor a student at the conclusion of his/her junior year by the university faculty and/or classmates, on the basis of leadership and service to the affiliated institution.
Paul has just begun his senior year at Immaculata, and is a graduate of Downingtown East High School in Downingtown, PA. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in History and a certification in secondary education. After graduating from Immaculata, Paul would like to become a high school history teacher at a public school.
Upon receiving the Saint Catherine of Alexandria Medal, Paul remarked that "It´s a privilege and I´m honored to have been chosen as the recipient. I was astonished because it was hard for me to believe that I was the first male student to receive it."
At Immaculata University, Paul is involved in a variety of clubs and activities including: president of the Modern Foreign Language Association; member of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for History; a team leader of the 2009 Mac Mentor Program; member of Programming Board; member of the Mac Pack; and member of Campus Ministry.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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