Steubenville, Ohio, Feb 22, 2018 / 16:59 pm
Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, former president of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, will posthumously receive the 2018 Poverello Medal, the college's highest non-academic award.
The medal will be given in recognition of the achievements of Father Scanlan, who helped rejuvenate the school's Catholic spirit and advanced evangelization world-wide.
"Very few college presidents who could not only reinvigorate Catholic higher education … but also be an evangelist, a writer, [and] a Catholic media figure," Public Relations Manager for Franciscan, Tom Sofio, told CNA.
The award will be accepted by Father Richard Davis in memory of the school's fourth president, who died in January 2017. The event will be held March 3, coinciding with school's Mission Immersion Day - a preparation for the nearly 300 students who plan to leave on mission trips this spring.