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Jerry Duggan '16: 2016 Archbishop May Service Award Recipient
Pictured: Jerry Duggan ’16 at the award ceremony with the Superintendent of Catholic Education Dr. Kurt Nelson (left) and Auxiliary Bishop Edward Rice.
Senior Jerry Duggan was recognized with the Archbishop John L. May Service Award on April 13 in a special ceremony at Saint Louis University. The award recognizes outstanding leadership and community service of students in Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. It is presented to those who demonstrate to others they are Alive in Christ.
Reflecting on what service means, Duggan says:
“To serve is to personify Christ’s mercy and compassion by giving fully of ourselves and recognizing the inherent dignity of those less fortunate than us.”
Following is a snapshot of various service-related endeavors Duggan has pursued while at SLUH.
Service to SLUH
- National Honor Society: Co-President; volunteer leader for several service projects
- Campus Ministry: Retreat leader; leadership committee member for pastoral team; prayer service leader; musician, lector, gift bearer and Eucharistic Minister at Masses
- Admissions: Open House tour guide
Service to St. Louis Community
- St. Pius V Conference of the St. Vincent DePaul Society: Service for 5+ years (about 100 hours per year), doing everything from making up cardboard boxes behind the scenes to carrying the boxes to the cars for the disabled clients
- St. Pius V Parish: Service at various events and delivering meals to need community members; altar server (also at St. Margaret of Scotland)
- Senior Project: Tutored children from St. Frances Cabrini Academy during January 2016