2009 Gilhooly Award Winner - St. Ambrose University
Saint Ambrose instills not only a strong education, but the responsibilities to the community in their students. Saint Ambrose students have donated time and talents to many local community events such as the St. Anthony’s Holiday Food Basket Deliveries, the Student Hunger Drive, volunteering at CASI, Domestic Violence Fundraisers, and many more events.
As Annie Moore led her shipmates down the gangplank to face new challenges in America, St. Ambrose is known as a leader in this time and place. They have truly been instrumental in Comanaigh An Duchas -- Passing it on.
|Saint Ambrose University has passed on its support for
culture to the Irish community near and far. Its energies and efforts to
Irish experience through venues such as practice space for the Mullane
Irish Dancers and ceili dances, host site for Irish Heritage Days, a
curriculum focused on Irish
studies in America and Ireland, including guest lectures and
celebration of the Feast of St. Brigid, and the
recent placement of a beautiful Celtic Cross on campus, has had a positive
influence in the preservation of all things Irish