Dr. Mary Ann Groves

Distinguished Lasallian Educator 1992-93

You have been selected unanimously by our Committee for Lasallian Education, composed of Brothers and previous recipients of the award, as the 1992-1993 Distinguished Lasallian Educator at Manhattan College. Your leadership and inspiration have promoted, cultivated and advanced the educational apostolate and the Lasallian tradition in Manhattan College. For this, Manhattan today salutes you.
 
We recognize in you all the qualities that distinguish an educator in the Lasallian tradition. You are a gifted teacher, thoroughly knowledgeable in you chosen field of sociology, and effective in imparting to your students not only a share in your knowledge but also an enthusiasm for learning and an ability to apply it. Above all, it is evident that you have a genuine concern and love for your students; you have that ability to "touch their hearts," as John Baptist de La Salle expressed in his recommendations to his Brothers. You carry on your educational mission "together and in association" with your colleagues, to use another Lasallian expression, as chairperson, in your committee work, and in professional associations. As a committed Christian in the Methodist faith, you show an unusual interest in and respect for the Roman Catholic tradition, and so contribute mightily to imparting the human and religious values that De La Salle considered to be central to the educational enterprise. You are indeed a distinguished educator keeping alive the Lasallian tradition at Manhattan College.
 
Manhattan gratefully confers upon you the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award. Manhattan is privileged and honored to have you as the College representative at the Huether Workshop, a national conference for educators from schools associated with the De La Salle Christian Brothers.
 
In congratulating you on this award, Manhattan is profoundly thankful for the person you are and for all you mean to Manhattan College and its students.