Awards ceremony

Lourdes University Provost Geoffrey J. Grubb, Ph.D., will serve as Master of Ceremonies at the 2016 Awards Ceremony on April 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. The annual Awards Ceremony celebrates the achievements of students in their academic major as well as their work with student organizations, campus ministry and athletics.

Newman Award
During the ceremony, the Newman Award will be presented to Jerry Jones. The Newman Award is bestowed biannually to a man or woman of national, regional or local renown who is recognized for his/her educational, social, moral or cultural leadership.Jones is the president and CEO of Woodlands Consulting Group, a firm that specializes in strategic planning, change management, marketing strategies, research, venture development and feasibility studies. Prior to founding Woodlands Consulting Group, he served in executive and leadership roles for The Blade, Toledo Scale Corporation and Owens-Illinois.