Graduate Student Earns Prestigious St. Catherine Medal for
Scholarship and Service at Cabrini College
by such prominent religious and philanthropic figures such as
St. Frances Cabrini, St. Katherine Drexel and Danny Thomas,
Cabrini College graduate student James Tinneny recently received
the St. Catherine Medal at Cabrini’s 2006 Graduate and
Professional Studies Convocation.
who presented the keynote address at the graduate convocation,
received the medal for extraordinary scholarship and service. He
will receive a master’s degree organizational leadership during
Commencement ceremonies at Cabrini College on Sunday, May 21.
address, Tinneny spoke on how Thomas—before he became a
nationally known entertainer—had
used his last $7 to help found the St. Jude’s Children’s
Research Hospital; how St. Katherine Drexel used her wealth and
fortune to spread the Catholic faith to the American West and
its Native American peoples; and how St. Frances Cabrini brought
hope to thousands of immigrants in New York city in the late 19th
century. He related these extraordinary acts to those honors
graduate students at Cabrini, stating that, “Danny Thomas, St.
Katherine Drexel and St. Frances
Cabrini were ordinary people like
you and me who did extraordinary things simply living their
daily lives. We all have the power to do something
Toni Iadurola, Cabrini College President, (L) congratulates James
Tinneny at the convocation.
of Berwyn, Pa., holds a master’s degree from
College, and a bachelor’s degree from Temple University. At
Cabrini, Tinneny earned membership in the national graduate
honor society Kappa Gamma Pi for excellence in leadership,
scholarship, faith and service.
submitted by Daniel DiPrinzio