2018 Medal of St. Dominic Recipient

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are pleased to honor Dr. Daniel Patrick Guernsey as as the
2018 Medal of St. Dominic Recipient.

Dr. Dan Guernsey is the part-time Director of K-12 Programs for the Cardinal Newman Society and serves full time as Principal of Donahue Academy of Ave Maria. He is a graduate of the Saint Ignatius Institute great books program at the University of San Francisco, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in English. He holds a Master’s degree in English from U. C. Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in school administration from CSU Fresno. He completed his Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) at Eastern Michigan University, specializing in educational leadership. He has over 25 years of experience working in Catholic education, nationally and internationally, from kindergarten to graduate school, as a teacher, founding headmaster, consultant, dean, and president. He serves on the board of the National Association of Private and Independent Catholic Schools, NAPCIS.

Dan has been a close friend and collaborator of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and the Spiritus Sanctus Academies. Dan will be presented with the award by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist at the upcoming Benefit Gala for the Spiritus Sanctus Academies to be held on Saturday, April 14.


St. Dominic Medal 2018_webWhat is the Medal of St. Dominic?

The Medal of St. Dominic is a national award given to an individual whose life shows outstanding effort in the service of God via his or her chosen profession or volunteerism, in the spirit of both St. Dominic and the mission of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. This award was instituted in order to:

  • Recognize men and women who live out this mission in ONE or MORE of the following areas:
    • In service to Spiritus Sanctus Academy
    • In their chosen profession
    • In the Catholic community
    • In the community at large
  • Raise awareness of the DSMME mission and the SSA apostolate in the local community.
  • Raise the national profile of the DSMME mission.
  • Inspire others to greater involvement in the DSMME mission.

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