University Communications

Amethyst Award

Margaret Monahan Hogan

Margaret Monahan Hogan (middle) with husband Thomas, and Sister R. Patricia Fadden, IHM, Ed.D.

Immaculata University recently honored alumna Margaret Monahan Hogan ’63, Ph.D., from Harding, PA.  Hogan received 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.

The award was given to Hogan at the inaugural Alumni Gala hosted by Sister R. Patricia Fadden, IHM, Ed.D., president of Immaculata University. During the Gala, the Alumni Medal was also presented to Diane Majer Mundy of Levittown, NY. Over 150 guests attended the event and honored Hogan, Mundy and previous recipients of both the Amethyst Award and the Alumni Medal.

Immaculata University is a comprehensive, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.