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St. Norbert College honors Founder's Award recipients

From St. Norbert College, October 20, 2009
by Brian Curran,, (920) 403-3089

St. Norbert College's Office of Mission and Heritage honored James Hodgson, Donald Salmon, Amy Kussow-Leonhard, and Joshua Jones as the 2009 Founder's Award recipients at the annual Founder's Day Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The awards are given to current employees and students at St. Norbert College who advance the Norbertine principles of community, spiritual commitment, service, collegiality, and learning through their lives.

Hodgson joined the faculty at St. Norbert College in 1970 and was the chair of the Division of Natural Sciences at St. Norbert College from 1984 to 1997. He helped create the Global Ecology Series and assisted in securing the Zehren Endowed Chair in chemistry. Hodgson has been a mentor to both incoming faculty and student research fellows, and has served on at least twenty different committees and advisory groups.

Salmon is the vice president for Institutional Advancement and has led the president's task forces for alumni relations in Minneapolis, Chicago, the Fox Cities, and Green Bay for the last ten years. Salmon has been lead fundraiser for St. Norbert College for the last twenty-five years.

Kussow-Leonhard is the Sensenbrenner Hall housekeeper who is quick to learn the names of all the residents. She exemplifies collegiality by cheerfully collaborating with her other housekeepers to get big jobs done, and never passes up an opportunity to have lunch with her colleagues.

Jones is a senior from Menominee, Mich. He has a double major in history and political science. Jones serves on the executive board of student government association as vice president for college relations. He is also involved with Friends for Wheels, the Knights of Columbus, and more. Jones is a tour guide for admissions and always takes time to talk to visiting students and their families.

For more information about the 2009 Founder's Award recipients, contact Julie Friedman at (920) 403-3049 or