April 12, 2019
Dear Br. Cawley,
On behalf of the selection committee of the Hugh J. McCabe Memorial Award for Social Justice, I am pleased to inform you that your colleagues at Iona College have selected you as the 2019 recipient of this award which will be conferred at the May 18 Commencement Ceremony at 11:00 am, at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden. Congratulations! A much-deserved honor.
In nominating you for this award your colleagues salute your generous leadership of Iona College’s Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue which has been recognized by the Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities.
You have brought international notoriety to the Berry Forum through your invited participation in the Green Attica Conference in Greece (2018) as well as conferences in Rome and Assisi. You are also honored for your dedicated mentorship of Iona College student interns in your role as the Edmund Rice International/New York United Nations representative, a role for which you have worked tirelessly for the rights and protection of the child, trafficked persons, and for climate action.
You have been an invaluable resource to Environmental and International Studies majors and many departments have called upon you as a lecturer to share your extensive knowledge of the climate crisis as well as Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si. As a driving force behind Iona College’s Committee for Environmental Sustainability, you have offered focused and steady leadership as this committees’ efforts have evolved and expanded. For all these reasons and more you are a very worthy recipient of the McCabe Award.
Once again, congratulations!
Carl B. Procario-Foley, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Mission and Ministry
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