Lucia Pasternak Receives Saint Catherine Medal
Immaculata University is pleased to announce that Fairfield, NJ, resident Lucia G. Pasternak ’17 recently received the prestigious Saint Catherine of Alexandria Medal for 2016-2017. The Medal was given during the annual College of Undergraduate Studies Honors Convocation.
Kappa Gamma Pi, a national honor society for graduates of Catholic colleges, sponsors this medal. This special medal is named after Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who represents wisdom, fortitude, and Christian service. Kappa Gamma Pi offers the medal to a student at the conclusion of his/her junior year. The selection is made by the University faculty and/or classmates, on the basis of leadership and service to the institution.
As a Theology and Psychology major with a minor in Pre-Art Therapy/Art History, Pasternak is an active student. She is president of Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, the Theta Alpha Kappa Theology Honor Society, and serves as Student Government Association class representative, co-chair of new Student Orientation, Mission and Ministry Committee student liaison, Campus Ministry small group leader and also Lector/Eucharistic Minister, and is a Resident Assistant. Pasternak also enjoys attending the annual Habitat for Humanity trips and also participates in the Campus Ministry outreach to Thomas Aquinas Center for the Homeless.
“I am extremely honored to have been chosen for the St. Catherine Medal,” stated Pasternak. “I am left speechless because I am so thankful and grateful for all of the amazing opportunities that Immaculata has given me. I could not have achieved this award without my amazing professors and the community here on campus.”
Immaculata University is a comprehensive, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.