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AMDG Community Award

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam ("For the Greater Glory of God")

The AMDG Community Award was created to recognize Loyola’s staff and administrators from across all areas of the University who exemplify the Ignatian spirit by displaying extraordinary initiative and dedication to Loyola’s mission, vision, and values. Both awards are presented during Maryland Day Milestone week in March. Each recipient of this award will receive a monetary prize of $750.

The award recognizes staff and administrators who display extraordinary initiative and dedication to Loyola’s mission, vision, and values.  This recipient:

  • Demonstrates support for strategic initiative(s);
  • Participates actively in the University community;
  • Commits to engaging others to advance Loyola’s mission;
  • Demonstrates a spirit of going above and beyond; and
  • Embodies Loyola’s core values, as well as the Ignatian spirit that is central to Loyola University Maryland.

Nominate a staff member or administrator for the AMDG Community Award

Nominations for the 2023 awards can be submitted using the link below.

Submit a Nomination

2022 Staff Recipient: Buzz Patterson, Facilities

Buzz PattersonAs plumbing supervisor, Buzz (Clarence) Patterson can always be counted on to solve any issue, large or small. He provides great customer service while supporting the university’s plumbing. With miles of aging piping, Buzz could justify calling a contractor to make major repairs, yet he handles them in-house to reduce costs and maintain quality control. This year, on a late Friday night, there were three drains clogged in the pool room at the FAC. Buzz arrived and drained 800 gallons out of a drain pit, lowering himself some 10-12 feet into the pump drain. Wading in ankle-deep water, Buzz cleared the drain and the FAC was able to return to normal service. This was critical because there was a large swim meet scheduled the next day. He also walked through waist-deep water in a flooded boiler room. He pumped water in 20-degree temperatures outside and repaired two broken underground main water lines on campus. In between these tasks, he shoveled snow and ice during four different winter storms this academic year. Loyola is a better place because of employees like Buzz!

2022 Administrator Recipient: Kristen Fisher, Academic Events

Kristen FisherAs director of academic events, Kristen overseas numerous events for the university. These events serve to introduce and celebrate the most important annual events on the academic calendar, as well as many other gatherings in honor of special occasions and new initiatives. Taking her role to the next level, Kristen served as the operations and logistics lead for the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center (GCEC) annual conference that Loyola hosted in Fall 2021. This conference brought together more than 500 university innovation and entrepreneurship educators and administrators. Kristen took on tremendous responsibility to produce the conference, in addition to her full slate of regular duties. She ensured that the challenges of the pandemic would not undermine this unique opportunity for Loyola to make our mark on the GCEC’s international membership by hosting a well-executed conference. Kristen’s influence and leadership are felt by all of us as we attend Loyola events and ceremonies throughout the year. She takes painstaking preparations to produce Loyola’s biggest events and invests what is required of her time and talent to execute flawlessly. The entire community is rewarded with outstanding experiences.

Past Recipients

See a list of past AMDG recipients.