Sr. Justine Peter, OSF, Ph.D., professor emerita, will be honored with the Mother Bartholomew, OSF, Lifetime Achievement Award at the Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Awards program on June 11. Sr. Justine served Cardinal Stritch University for more than 30 years as a history professor, department chair, and academic dean. She continues to serve in her retirement as an active member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. In addition to her faculty and administrative roles at Stritch, her achievements include national and international guest lectures.
Mother Bartholomew, OSF was Stritch’s founding president, serving in that role for 18 years. She served her first term as the founding and first president of St. Clare Junior College from 1937-1942. She went on to serve a second term as president from 1949-1955 of what was then Cardinal Stritch College.
In honor of the legacy of Mother Bartholomew, this award acknowledges alumni who have completed at least 25 years of their professional career or retired from their lifelong profession. They have achieved exceptional success in their profession and have contributed significantly to the advancement and leadership of noteworthy civic, philanthropic, or service organizations for many years. Their lifelong achievement has brought them significant professional and volunteer recognition and has set a standard of excellence to which others may aspire.
Through the awards program, Stritch honors its most notable alumni for their professional and personal achievements which have made a significant impact in their field, and whose life and character have earned the respect and admiration of their peers and professional colleagues. The awards program also acknowledges the volunteer/civic contributions made to the community by our alumni. The awards program seeks to recognize individuals who, through their leadership and vision, exemplify the Franciscan values and the mission of the University.
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