Gregory E. Newman of Stow, Mass., receives major awards at Fairfield University Dinner

Image: Gregory NewmanGregory Newman of Stow, Mass., who graduated from Fairfield University on May 21, was honored at a year-end dinner on campus with two major awards from the Alumni Association for his service to others both on and off campus.

The Alumni Association selected Gregory for the St. Ignatius Loyola Medal, the highest honor awarded a student by the Alumni Association and presented at commencement, for his high academic achievements and outstanding contributions to the community. The William J. Kramer '60 Humanitarian Award recognized his volunteerism and service to the external community in the best tradition of the Ignatian ideal of being men and women for others.

Gregory became interested in Habitat for Humanity while working for the organization in Kentucky and Tennessee during spring break of his sophomore year. He wanted to incorporate this type of service into his daily life and successfully undertook the task of establishing a Habitat for Humanity Chapter on campus. Today 35 dedicated volunteers have signed on to help build homes in Bridgeport, Conn., Kentucky and Tennessee.

A Dean's list student, Gregory served as president of Fairfield University's chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. He was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest national recognition a student of business can receive in an undergraduate or master's degree program at a school accredited by AACSB - The International Association for Management Education. Only about five percent of students graduating each year with business degrees are elected to membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.

He is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, a National Mathematics Honor Society and maintained an exceptional academic grade point average even while earning a double major in information systems and marketing and a minor in mathematics.

Gregory is entering a two-year training program with GE Supply Company in Shelton, Conn., and plans to continue his work with Habitat for Humanity.

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Posted on June 5, 2000

Vol. 32, No. 290

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