Immaculata University is pleased to announce that Julia Brawley ’20, of Branchburg, NJ, recently received the prestigious Saint Catherine of Alexandria Medal for 2019-2020. Brawley received the Medal at the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit.
Kappa Gamma Pi, a national honor society for graduates of Catholic colleges, sponsors this medal, which is named after Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who represents wisdom, fortitude, and Christian service. Kappa Gamma Pi offers the medal to a student at the conclusion of his/her junior year. The selection is made by the University faculty and/or classmates on the basis of leadership and service to the institution.
Having attended Catholic grade schools and Immaculata High School in New Jersey, Brawley admired the IHM Sisters and decided to attend Immaculata as an elementary and special education major, minoring in theology. She is an involved student on campus including serving as president for Macs Respect Life, treasurer of the Class of 2020, secretary for Crown of Creation, ambassador for IU’s chapter of Catholic Relief Services, liturgical minister, and an admissions ambassador.
When Brawley received the call during the summer that she was the recipient of the Saint Catherine Medal, she was overjoyed. “It means more than I can say because I feel like there are so many candidates who would have been awesome choices to receive the award. I am kind of overwhelmed that I was chosen,” she states.