O'Leary Award Honors Two Faculty for Outstanding Work

In acknowledgment of their outstanding work and to encourage their sustained efforts, two members of the faculty, Associate Professor Ann Marie Leshkowich of sociology and anthropology department and Associate Professor Kenneth Prestwich of the biology department, have been awarded the Arthur J. O’Leary Faculty Recognition Awards. These $10,000 honoraria are given each year by Senior Vice President Frank Vellacio to senior faculty members who make a special contribution to Holy Cross through their teaching, scholarship and/or service. The O’Leary Awards are intended to honor the recipients, to advance their work and to encourage other members of the faculty to attain a high level of professional achievement and to be a positive influence in the lives of students. 

The Arthur J. O’Leary Faculty Recognition Awards have been made possible by an endowed gift to the College from Thomas H. O’Leary ’54, former president, chief executive officer and chairman of Burlington Resources, one of the largest independent oil and gas companies in the United States.