Alumni Association to honor distinguished students

Author: Shannon Chapla

Kevin Conley, a senior from Panama City Beach, Fla., and Kathleen Margaret Fox, a second-year Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) teacher from Bow, N.H., have been selected recipients of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association’s 2003-04 Distinguished Student Award and Distinguished Graduate Student Award.p. The students will be recognized by the University’s president, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24 (Tuesday) during a ceremony in the rotunda of the Main Building. The Alumni Association will host a luncheon in their honor April 23.p. A midshipman and tri-military commander in Notre Dame’s Naval ROTC unit, Conley is pursuing a double major in political science and preprofessional (premed) studies, has compiled a 3.94 grade point average, and has earned Dean’s List honors in each semester.p. Outside the classroom, Conley has served in student government as chair of the Residence Life Committee and a member of the Senate Steering and Academic Committees. A past president of Stanford Hall, Conley also has served as resident assistant and Eucharistic minister.p. Conley was selected to participate in a 2003 summer foreign exchange training cruise with the Brazilian Navy, and was awarded a Community Service Ribbon by the ROTC for volunteering at least 10 hours each semester.p. Fox, a graduate of Princeton University, was employed in finance prior to being accepted into ACE, Notre Dame’s nationally recognized service through teaching program in which recent college graduates earn a master’s degree while serving as teachers in under-resourced Catholic schools nationwide.p. A leader in a Jacksonville, Fla., school’s English program for grades 6 to 8, Fox is developing a curriculum for low-literacy students, and has volunteered to fill a variety of personnel needs as they arise. She has coached boys and girls basketball, coordinated Black History Month activities, advised the yearbook staff, organized and moderated the school’s first student council, and served as athletic director.p. Also a leader among her fellow ACE participants, Fox is described as a source of social, emotional and professional support.

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