Honors Convocation Recognizes Dean's List and Outstanding Service Award Recipient Dorene Muszer
Holy Cross College’s annual spring Academic Honors Convocation was held recently. Over 160 full-time Holy Cross students were named to the Dean’s List during the 2008 spring and fall semesters, having achieved at least a 3.5 semester grade point average.
Dr. David Solomon, founder and current director at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture, delivered the principal address. Dr. Solomon’s interests focus largely on issues in contemporary moral philosophy with a special interest in medical ethics. He was co-author of the first study of the public policy implications of the Roe v. Wade abortion decision, Abortion and Public Policy, and a study of the philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars, The Synoptic Vision. He is the author of a number of journal articles and has served as academic advisor of Notre Dame’s nationally syndicated PBS television program, Today’s Life Choices for many years. He is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Ethics and the Encyclopedia of Bioethics and has lectured at over 100 colleges and universities in this country and Europe.
Additionally, Holy Cross staff member, Dorene Muszer of South Bend, IN was recognized with the College’s Outstanding Service Award. Muszer, who has worked in the Holy Cross College business office since 1996, has been described as one of the most helpful and hardworking individuals on campus. Dorene’s unshakeable faith and Christian stewardship provide wonderful examples for the college community. She attended LaVille Jr. Sr. High School and Indiana University at South Bend. In her spare time, Muszer keeps busy teaching Sunday school to preschoolers and to 1st through 6th graders. She has also formed and leads a singing group for Contemporary Christian music as well as traveling and singing in various churches, meetings, and choirs. She assists with Worship services in Nursing Homes in Plymouth, South Bend, and the Provident House as well as ministering and singing at the Westville Correctional Center in Michigan City. “This is my passion. I feel the greatest accomplishment I could ever achieve is to impact at least one soul for eternity. My life should exemplify the attributes of Jesus Christ, to above all show His love and to give of myself to serve.”