Inaugural Immaculata University Awards Gala

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Dianne Majer Mundy ’64

Recipient 2013 Alumni Medal

For 30 years, Dianne Majer Mundy served in the Nassau County Probation Department, promoting social justice and ending familial and animal abuse. She investigated situations and filed court reports; supervised families in the child abuse, neglect and custody unit. During the Vietnam era, she volunteered to do adoption home studies for Holt Agency expediting Eurasian infant/children entry into the United States.

Following retirement in 1995, Mundy became a member of RENEW, a retiree’s group affiliated with St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in New York City. She served on the board for more than four years and planned and participated in the groups many spiritual, social, advocacy, educational and recreational activities.

Mundy is active in Immaculata’s Alumni Association. She has planned and promoted alumni events, participated in the telethon, and supported Immaculata financially. She served for two terms on the Alumni Board of Governors and was second vice president for three terms. She has hosted several alumni gatherings, encouraging her fellow alumni to stay connected with Immaculata.

Previous Alumni Medal Recipients

Dr. Margaret Monahan Hogan ’63

Recipient 2013 Amethyst Award

Margaret Monahan Hogan ’63, Ph.D., is receiving the Amethyst Award for her service to the Church, her academic achievements, and her contributions to Immaculata and the community.

Building on the intellectual foundations she received at Immaculata, Hogan earned her Ph.D. from Marquette University. She chaired the Philosophy Department at King’s college and was the founding director of the King’s College Center for Ethics and Public Life. She was later awarded an endowed philosophy chair at the University of Portland and became the founding executive director of the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture.

Hogan has written or edited seven books and numerous articles, and has given presentations in the U.S. and abroad about medical, business, and political ethics; Catholic teaching; and other topics. For 20 years she has served on the teaching faculty of the Notre Dame Medical Ethics Conference. Throughout her career, she has advised both general and Catholic hospitals on medical ethics. In addition, Hogan has advised church leaders as well as political leaders at the federal, state, and local levels.

She and her husband, Dr. Thomas P. Hogan, are the parents of six children.

Previous Amethyst Award Recipients

For more information regarding the Alumni Medal and Amethyst Award, including how to submit a nomination, please visit the Alumni Association Awards page.