This June, COVID-19 interrupted our plans in an unprecedented way, but didn’t get the best of us. In lieu of the 2020 summer colloquy, Collegium held an exciting week of online alumni/ae forums for spiritual and intellectual renewal during the same week when we would normally have drawn together a new group in person. We're grateful to the alumni/ae and friends who came together to plan and lead these exciting events, and the many Collegium alumni/ae who attended.
On January 28th Shawn Ward, F'99 was awarded the 2020 Visionary Award. Collegium Director, Tom Landy presented him with the citation below at a ceremony followed by a celebration with members of the Le Moyne College campus.
Catholic higher education depends more than ever on the energy and vision of lay faculty who find imaginative, compelling ways to engage Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions in the classroom and in their scholarship. Collegium, a consortium of 65 Catholic colleges and universities, was founded to encourage faculty in such creative endeavors.
Throughout my years of work with Collegium, I’ve had many meaningful experiences as a Fellow, a Faculty Mentor and as a Board Member. I’ve just begun work on what I see as the most important challenge in all of those years, which is serving as the Chair of the Search Committee tasked with recommending the next Director of Collegium to the Board of Directors next fall. As you likely read in his article in this issue, Tom Landy, the current and founding Director of Collegium has decided to end his term in that position after the June 2022 summer colloquy, which is Collegium’s 30th
Collegium has always been about preparing for the next generation of leadership in Catholic higher education. After 28 years as the director of Collegium, it seems fitting for me to pass on the leadership baton at Collegium as well. Over the last year, I’ve been talking about this with the Collegium Board, and we’ve developed a plan to move forward.
I’ve decided to time my own transition to coincide with Joyce Gawlik’s decision that she would retire just after the June 2022 summer colloquy, her 20th anniversary with Collegium.
At the closing banquet for Collegium 2019, in the Great Hall on the campus she called home for many years, Esteban del Rio, Collegium’s Board Chair, awarded Sr. Eva Hooker, C.S.C. the 2019 Landy Award. The award, established by the Collegium Board in 2018, recognizes people who have contributed significantly to shaping Collegium over the years.
Group photos from the 2019 Colloquy at Saint John's University are now available for viewing and download on our Flickr page. We invite our faculty fellows and mentors to visit the site and take a look back at the colleagues they met and memories they made. To locate fellow Collegium alumni, use our Alumni Finder tool.
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Winner of the 2015 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award!
In Becoming Beholders (Liturgical Press, 2014), Collegium's Karen E. Eifler and Thomas M. Landy bring together 20 faculty — from many religious backgrounds and diverse disciplines — to share pedagogical strategies for cultivating sacramental imagination and actions.
Learn how alumni are keeping the Collegium spirit alive on their university and college campuses.
Collegium is a joint effort by 64 Catholic colleges and universities to help their faculty think creatively about ways to articulate and enrich the spiritual and intellectual life of their institutions. Learn about our Annual Colloquy for faculty, tap online resources and opportunities for scholarship, and discover how our Colloquy alumni are continuing the conversation at home.