Congratulations to Jo-Ann Kelly of St. Francis of Assisi Middle School who not only graduated with her Master in Religious Education from Newman Theological College, she also was selected as the Emmaus Award recipient! Thank you, Jo-Ann for your hard work and contributions to Catholic education!
The Emmaus Award is presented annually at the Graduation Mass to a student graduating from the Master of Religious Education Program. The Award reflects the experience of the disciples on the Road to Emmaus: the hope that when religious education students attend Newman, they join other colleagues on the journey and through their studies and dialogue with the content, come to recognize Jesus more clearly.
The Criteria for selecting the recipient include the following: the individual has been identified as a person who has fostered community in their learning environment, the individual has interacted with their faculty and has provided evidence of the importance of their personal journey of faith; the individual has grown in faith knowledge and experience; the individual has actively engaged with the academic content of their courses, and the individual has maintained a sound academic record throughout their Program of Studies.