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The Shield of Saint Xavier Award

The Shield of Saint Xavier is the University's highest honor. It is awarded to an outstanding person, or persons, corporation or organization who is nominated by the University community and chosen by a committee comprised of the SXU Board of Trustees and University President.

Recipients of the Shield of Saint Xavier are honored for their support of Saint Xavier's mission of academic excellence and social concern and for their own demonstrated commitment to these important values through the quest for learning and dedication to service in their own lives.

Previous Shield of Saint Xavier Recipients
2018 Charles R. "Chuck" Newman 2002 Robert and Mary Rita Stump
2016 John C. and Jane McCarthy 2001 Thomas F. and Susan Carey
2015 John T. Costello 2000 Mary A. Dempsey
Monsignor John J. Egan
2014 Thomas E. Chomicz
Sheila Butler King '69
John P. Sweeney
1999 Sister Rosemary Connelly, R.S.M. '57
2013 Henry Bros. Co. 1998 James and Jacque McDonough
2012 James A. and Patricia A. '83 Morris, Ph.D. 1997 Bishop Moses Anderson, S.S.E. '68
Sister Patricia Crowley, O.S.B.
William Ferris
Toby Herr
Sister Denis O'Grady, R.S.M. '37
2011 Dr. Gerald and Mary Clare '65 Loftus 1996 Senator Paul and Mrs. Jeanne Simon
2010 Frank M. Clark 1995 Patricia Daley Martino '60
2009 Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Ph.D., S.T.D. 1994 Christopher Columbus
2008 The Honorable William M. Daley 1993 Joseph J. Ahern
2007 The Honorable Edward M. Burke 1992 Sister Sheila Lyne, R.S.M. '60, '65
2006 Richard H. Driehaus 1991 The Honorable Marty A. Russo
2005 Arthur and Joanne Velasquez 1990 Mayor and Mrs. Richard M. Daley
2004 James and Ellen O'Connor 1989

Members of the core group who spearheaded the
relocation of Saint Xavier College to its current Chicago campus:

Sister Mary Huberta McCarthy, R.S.M. '32
Sister M. Josetta Butler, R.S.M. '35
Mayor Richard J. Daley
Morgan F. Murphy
Peter M. Shannon
Thomas J. Walsh

2003 Sister Elizabeth Barrett, R.S.M. '42, Ph.D.
Sister Irenaeus Chekouras, R.S.M. '55, Ph.D.
Sister Lucille McKillop, R.S.M. '51, Ph.D.
Sister Sheila Megley, R.S.M. '68, Ph.D.
1988 Sister M. Catherine Gallagher, R.S.M. '45