At our signature Founders’ Day convocation March 13 on the Winona Campus, we honored four outstanding individuals who represent the ideals and philosophies of our founders and our Lasallian Catholic heritage. Saint Mary’s recognized the dedication and outstanding service of two faculty and staff members who have advanced our mission consistently over time with the Bishop Heffron Service Award (Dr. Susan Hines) and the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award (Dr. Jack McClure).
Each year, we also recognize outstanding undergraduate male and female seniors who have demonstrated the ideals of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. The Outstanding Male and Female Senior awards were presented to Daniel Olajonlu — son of John Oluwafemi, Roseline Olajonlu, and Sandra Ajugba — who was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and currently resides in Rogers, Minn.; and Regina Bettag — daughter of Drs. Mark and Teresa Bettag of Sheboygan, Wis. Congratulations to these students and the other finalists: Brittney Birkhauser, Meagan Campbell, Ruba Kenyi, Tara Longseth, Chris Lackey, Jacob Mencacci, Vianney Nguyen, and Abram Whitebird.
Caption: Daniel Olajonlu and Regina Bettag were named Outstanding Seniors at Founders’ Day.