April 10, 2014
One of the principle purposes of the Catholic Newman Center’s Campus Ministry is to promote the spiritual welfare of its members.
The motto of John Henry Newman, the English theologian and educator for whom Newman Center’s throughout the world are named, was Cor ad Cor Loquitor –HEART SPEAKING TO HEART!
The Cardinal Newman award is given to a graduating senior who, through service to the Newman Center, Catholic Student Association, Youngstown State University as a whole and to the wider community, has embodied Cardinal Newman’s motto, thus allowing their own feats to be able to speak to others in service and in recognition of the responsibility we each have to care for our neighbor.
This year we are happy to present the award to two YSU Alumni, Mr. Michael Brand and Mr. Scott Brand. They have brought a heart of service here to YSU, serving as officers in the Catholic Student Association during their time at YSU. In addition, Michael spent time serving YSU as an RA for an academic term, and still found time to volunteer in the community. Scott, served as CSA President for 3 years and was a participant in Emerging leaders. Both Michael and Scott gave their spring breaks for four consecutive years to work with Habitat for Humanity with the Collegiate Challenge Program.
Upon graduation in December of 2013, Michael began working with Novogradac & Company LLC as a Staff Accountant. Scott has been actively planning an “Awaken Faith” retreat for his parish community in Alliance, OH.