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Greg DeCleene to be named 2009 Silver Knight Award recipient at De Pere Community Night

From St. Norbert College, September 24, 2009
by Nina Nolan,, (920) 403-4011

Greg DeCleene has been named the 2009 Civis Princeps Silver Knight Award winner at St. Norbert College. DeCleene will be honored at the De Pere Community Night dinner and award ceremony in the Sensenbrenner Memorial Union on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., with a cocktail hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. The dinner is open to the public, and reservations must be made by Wednesday, Oct. 14.

This year's award recipient, Greg DeCleene, has been a lifelong resident of De Pere. DeCleene is the owner of the Swan Club, the Legends franchise, Caliente, Black and Tan and the Chicago Street Pub. He has been devoted to helping individuals, families and groups in the De Pere and surrounding areas. DeCleene exemplifies his faith and love for his community by donating his business skills, time and resources to the N.E.W. Community Shelter, Notre Dame and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic schools, St. Mary's Parish, the CP Center, Legends/Cellcom Charity Golf Outing De Pere Rotary, among others. DeCleene's nomination letters demonstrated that he is a true supporter of philanthropy and has shared his gifts with humility and generosity.

The Silver Knight Award ceremony was initiated in 1967 by St. Norbert College president Dennis M. Burke, O.Praem., to acknowledge those people in our community who have gone the extra mile to make this a better world in which to live. De Pere Community Night recognizes a resident of De Pere who exemplifies the Norbertine tradition of self-emptying service to the community.

The cost of the dinner is $18 per person, with a cash bar. For more information or to make reservations, contact Nina Nolan in the Office of Communications at St. Norbert College at (920) 403-4011. More information can be found online at