St. Thomas Academy fetes four with Fleming Award

| November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Academy presented Fleming Alumni Veteran Awards to four alumni to recognize their honorable service in the U.S. military and dedication to the academy. The awards were presented during a Veteran’s Day assembly Nov. 11 at the Mendota Heights school, which included an address by Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash, the adjutant general for Minnesota and head of the Minne­sota National Guard.

Award reci­pients include: U.S. Air Force Maj. Matt Michaud, who is serving as a B-2 Stealth Bomber Pilot and was present to accept the award; the late U.S. Army1st Lt. Eugene Hanousek, who was killed in action Feb. 5, 1945, in France; Marine Capt. Kelly Hinz, who was killed May 2, 2005, in a fatal aircraft crash in Iraq; and U.S. Air Force Capt. Thomas (O’Kane) Gramith, who died in an aircraft acci­dent July 17, 2009, in Afghan­istan.

Father Lougen

The Fleming Medal is named for Capt. Richard Fleming, recipient of the Medal of Honor and the acadmy’s highest decorated graduate (1935).

Oblates tap U.S. leader

Father Louis Lougen, provincial of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Im­ma­culate in the U.S. Oblate Pro­v­ince, was elected superior general of Missionary Oblates worldwide. Father Lougen, 58, spent 17 years as a missionary in Brazil and was novice master in Godfrey, Ill. He will be in the Twin Cities Dec. 3 and 4 as part of his visits to U.S. Oblate districts.

Law school accredited

The University of St. Thomas School of Law received full accreditation from the American Bar Assoc­iation Oct. 20. The school, which opened in 2001, received provisional accreditation in 2003 and its first  full accreditation in 2006. The law school started with 120 students taking classes in Terrence Murphy Hall on the university’s Minneapolis campus. Today, 476 students are enrolled and attending classes in a permanent campus building in Minneapolis.

Ultrasound on menu

The Stillwater Knights of Colum­bus Council 1632 will host a benefit breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun­day, Nov. 21, to help St. Croix Valley LifeCare Center purchase a new 4D ultrasound mach­ine. The Supreme KC Council will match donations at this event. Knights will serve pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, applesauce, juice, milk, coffee and more for $6 for adults or $3.50 for children 12 years old and under at the KC Hall, 1910 S. Greeley St., Stillwater.

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