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Seana Sugrue is 1st Laub Novak Award Winner This Year

Published in The Ave Maria Herald on Saturday, January 17, 2015 

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Dr. Seana Sugrue

Dr. Seana Sugrue, a professor of politics at Ave Maria University, has been named as 2015’s first recipient of the Laub Novak Award for excellence in teaching.

The award is a private initiative of author Michael Novak and is named for Mr. Novak’s late wife, the artist Karen Laub Novak.

Dr. Sugrue is one of Ave Maria University’s longest-serving faculty members and teaches courses in politics, government and history. The award ceremony will take place at the private dining room of the AMU student union at 7 p.m. Jan. 30. There will be classical entertainment and light refreshments will be included, along with encomiums of Dr. Sugrue by students. Students, colleagues and town residents are welcome to attend the ceremony.

Three other recipients of the award have also been announced: Dr. Andrew Dinan (Classics), Dr. Catherine Pakaluk (Economics) and Dr. Blanford Parker (Literature). Awards carry with them a $1,000 prize.

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