Amelie St. Romain ’13 receives Deacon Joseph P. McGonagle Theological Studies Book Award

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 2:45pm
McGonagle Book Award

MOBILE, Ala. – Amelie “Molly” St. Romain ’13, a Spring Hill College senior from River Ridge, La., is this year’s recipient of the Deacon Joseph P. McGonagle Theological Studies Book Award.

St. Romain, a theology major and studio art minor, is a senior class senator in the Student Government Association. She is also involved in Delta Gamma fraternity, a Spring Hill Awakening CORE team member, and TAG3 (Taking Action for the Greater Glory of God). She is the lead guitarist for praise and worship and serves as an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist. She is a member of Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology, and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

The Deacon Joseph P. McGonagle Theological Studies Book Award was established by Curt Crider ’83 and Theresa McGonagle Crider ’84, in honor of Theresa’s father, the late Deacon Joseph P. McGonagle. McGonagle was ordained a permanent deacon on Nov. 4, 1984, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Mobile, Ala. During his 27 years as a deacon, he faithfully served the following parishes: St. Lawrence, Fairhope; St. Ignatius, Mobile; St. Rose of Lima, Mon Luis Island; Holy Name of Jesus, Mobile; St. Joan of Arc, Mobile; Shrine of the Holy Cross/St. John Mission, Daphne where he also served as administrator. He died at age 77 on May 27, 2012.

The scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior theology major at Spring Hill College. Applications are accepted and reviewed each April.