The George B. Sweeney Endowed Campion Award for Service recognizes sophomore and junior students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and social justice motivated by a faith perspective. Established in 1996 by George B. Sweeney, this fund honors John Carroll University students who have made significant service contributions, both on campus and in our larger community.

The one-year $1,000 award is granted to educate promising student leaders in social policy analysis in a faith perspective. The Center for Service and Social Action also administers up to $500 in additional funds to each Campion Award recipient for an approved campus-based service project proposals

Applications for the 2015 Campion Award will be available in November 2014. Click here for more information on how to apply.

Recipients of the George B. Sweeney
Endowed Campion Award for Service:

2014 - Courtney Radtkin, Katie Coffey, and Grace Donnelly


Courtney Radtkin is a junior Communications major with Religious Studies and Catholic Studies minors from Cleveland, Ohio. Courtney’s service focus has been the refugee community.  Her passion for serving this community grew from an immersion experience in Louisville, KY where she and other JCU students taught English to refugees. Courtney also participated in the Jamaica immersion experience and will lead a group of students to Ecaudor this May. Courtney is also passionate about homelessness and Fair Trade, spending many Friday evenings with the Labre Project serving the homeless community in downtown Cleveland, and spending her days as a Fair Trade intern in Campus Ministry. Courtney’s focus on service and action is rooted in a love for others and for service as well as her faith, which inspires her to be a person for and with others, and gives her strength.

Katie Coffey is a junior from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is a member and intern for the Arrupe Scholars Program. Katie is extremely dedicated to the mission of The Fatima Family Center and has been a volunteer tutor for students in the Fatima Aftercare Program and a helper in the Fatima Pre-School since her sophomore year. Katie is majoring in Business Management and working towards a minor in Spanish. Katie has held positions in her sorority Chi Omega, participated in an immersion trip to Guatemala, is a frequent Dean’s List member, and currently studying abroad in Madrid, Spain.

Grace Donnelly is a sophomore from Inverness, IL. She is a Peace, Justice, and Human Rights major and an Arrupe Scholar. Grace has been the co-chair for the Fair Trade Committee for the past two years. She has been very involved in promoting fair trade on campus and developing the committee. Grace has participated in the John Carroll immersion program to El Salvador last May and Nicaragua this past January. Grace is an intern at the Ignatian Solidarity Network and a student liaison at the center for service and social action. Grace is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.

  • 2013 - Ned Barnes, Alyssa Giannirakis, Michael Gong
  • 2012 - McKenzae Bartels, Julia Blanchard, Maggie Hutchison
  • 2011 - Catherine Distelrath, Jillian Dunn, Jeffrey Hatgas
  • 2010 - Thomas Coast, Daniel Fitzmaurice
  • 2009 - Kevin Henderson, Natalie Terry
  • 1999 - Patrick Corrigan, Chris Kerr, Trena Marks
  • 1998 - David Birchok, Patrick Scanlan, Brian Sinchak
  • 1997 - Grant Mast, Melanie Shakarian, Julie Thorud
  • 1996 - David Roth, Penny Roxas,Valerie Williams