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
The 2021 nomination period has closed.
2020 Staff Recipient: Anita Pringle Major, Loyola College
Anita is an executive assistant, providing high level support to the dean, associate deans, and faculty in the Loyola College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s office. Anita serves on the Staff Council’s Executive Leadership team and chairs the organization’s Community Building Workgroup which strives to promote and organize community building activities. The workgroup arranges and organizes dessert socials, service staff luncheons, invites executive leadership and directors to monthly meetings, and promotes participation in Loyola’s Pantry Program for the benefit of our students. Anita is an active mentor in Sister to Sister, a program for women of color through ALANA. She serves as a role model and mentor and always goes the extra mile. Anita exemplifies Loyola’s leadership, service, and community core values.
2020 Administrator Recipient: Daniel Kelly, Student Conduct
Daniel Kelly is the Assistant Director, Student Conduct. Dan is constantly finding ways to involve himself in the University community. He contributes and leads sessions for Step Up! Loyola’s bystander intervention training for all first-year students. Dan is a Messina mentor. He introduced the restorative justice circle process to his Messina enrichment sessions to create community and discuss sensitive topics. Dan also participates with the Office of Violence Against Women’s (OVW) grant. He volunteered to work with the grant because of his passion to improve process and support students. Dan is also a co-chair for the Loyola Coordinated Community Response Team. As a result of his leadership, Loyola enhanced the afterhours emergency response protocols for sexual misconduct better supporting survivors reporting to Loyola. The Director of the Women’s Center, who oversees that grant work, stated “Dan, contributes so significantly to the grant that his work is difficult to quantify or put into words, but he is absolutely invaluable.”
See a list of past AMDG recipients.