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St. Norbert College honors Alumni Award Recipients

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From St. Norbert College, November 4, 2011
by Chris Swietlik,, (920) 403-3089

The 2011 Alumni Award recipients were honored at a banquet Friday, Oct. 14 by the St. Norbert College Board of Trustees, Alumni Board, and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

The awards are given each year to honor alumni accomplishments that exemplify St. Norbert College's goal to serve others.

Casey Golomski, a 2006 graduate, received the Young Alumni Award for service by an alumnus that has graduated in the past ten years. Golomski is currently living in Boston after spending a year in the Kingdom of Swaziland researching for his dissertation "Right Passages: The Work of Ritual in Swaziland's Age of HIV-AIDS."

Terese Allen, a 1977 graduate, was presented the Distinguished Achievement Award in public service. Allen majored in philosophy at St. Norbert College, but after graduating she turned her interests toward food. Allen has become a proficient food writer, co-authoring the revised edition of "The Flavor of Wisconsin." She has also worked to promote "sustainable eating" -- with food that is environmentally friendly, economically feasible and socially just.

Carol Ehlinger Ritter, M.D., a 1977 graduate, and Thomas J. Ritter, D.D.S., a 1978 graduate, were honored with the Alma Mater Award for their service in Haiti. As a general dentist and OB/GYN respectively Drs. Tom and Carol Ehlinger Ritter have traveled to Haiti, the Gulf Coast, Honduras, and Sri Lanka to help those in need after major natural disasters. Days after the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 the Ritters traveled to Haiti and helped establish a makeshift hospital.

For more information on the award recipients, visit the alumni website at

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