In 1999, The Regina Hammel ’41 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award was created by Gary and Laura Hammel Dicovitsky in honor of Mrs. Dicovitsky’s mother.
This year we are pleased to introduce a first. Tonight’s recipient of the Regina Russo Hammel, Class of 1941, Recent Graduate Award goes to a master’s degree graduate. We are pleased to award John G. Boyle the title this year.
John received his degree in nonprofit management from NDMU in 2016. Since then he has applied his learning to not only his professional life, but to his volunteer life at Notre Dame.
John is active in our alumnae and alumni community, sharing his talent and experience on the alumnae and alumni networking committee, as a spokesperson for our graduate programs, including his own degree program, and as a resource for ideas!
Professionally, John is the President & CEO of the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) headquartered in Towson, Maryland. IDF focuses on meeting the needs of people with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI). John works to advance research, education and health policy to support effective diagnosis and treatment of these more than 400 immunodeficiency diseases. Prior to IDF, John worked for Children’s National Medical Center and the Platelet Disorder Support Association.
John helps to set the example for others: that giving back means showing up and sharing. We are grateful for the time he makes for the Notre Dame community.
|1999||Milda Motekaitis DeVoe ’90|
|2000||Theresa Giardina Wiseman ’90|
|2001||Theresa O’Keefe Armiger ’90, M’98|
|2002||Wendy Tribaldos – DePuy ’92|
|2003||Marianna Russell C’94|
|2004||Elizabeth Higgins Frost ’97|
|2005||Colleen Manley Sisolak ’96|
|2006||Roxanne Gladden Miller W’99|
|2007||Michelle Lizardo Kuntz ’97|
|2008||Veronique Gugliucciello ’98|
|2009||Julie Kline Rybczynski ’99|
|2010||Christina Hood Gray ’00, M’01|
|2011||Pamela Walters ’01, M’03|
|2012||La Vida Cooper ’03|
|2013||Lorna K. Hanley M'06|
|2014||Lauren Ackerman '08|
|2015||Nicole Kotulak '09 Ph.D.|
|2016||Monique L. Turner '03, PharmD. '15|
|2017||Lori Anderson Pollack '08|
|2018||Erin Smyth Tielsch '09|
|2019||Queenstar Akrong '14|