Senior Madeleine Gionet has been named the 2013 recipient of the Dr. Mary A. Hamilton Woman of Promise Award.
The award recognizes a journalism and mass communication female student who has excelled both in and out of the classroom, set an example for peers and demonstrated great promise for success in future endeavors. The award is named in honor of Dr. Mary Hamilton, ’59, retired associate professor for the Russell Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Gionet’s involvement on campus spans numerous organizations including the American Advertising Federation to First-Year Experience, for which she has held several offices and leadership positions. A Greenwich native, Gionet will return this fall to St. Bonaventure to pursue her master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications.
“Since Maddie has arrived at Bonaventure, she has displayed and practiced the three simple routes to success: attention to detail, common sense, and disciplined, intelligent effort,” said Dr. Denny Wilkins, professor in the journalism school. “She has done this as well as any student I have ever had.”
Leslie Heywood, a professor of English and creative writing at Binghamton University, will speak at the annual Woman of Promise awards ceremony.
The St. Bonaventure community is invited to attend the event at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Dresser Auditorium of the Murphy Professional Building.
An author of poetry and creative nonfiction, Heywood earned the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities at Binghamton in 2009. Her poetry has been published in her own three collections among many others, and the poems “Telescope” and “Don’t Eat the Tuna” were nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Heywood’s expertise also includes science studies, environmental studies, gender studies, and sport studies.