Reflecting on the history and purpose of Seton Hall as well as its Catholic identity and mission, the University announced its presentation of the 2020 Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid Medal for Distinguished Service.
This year's medals have been awarded to Anthony Loviscek, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Finance in the Stillman School of Business and Stephen Zuchowski, Associate Director for Safety and Security Systems.
Named in honor of Seton Hall's first president, who dedicated his life to Catholic education, this medal is bestowed upon long-time employees for outstanding service and commitment to the University's mission. The medal is conferred by nomination of the University President and expresses the University's grateful appreciation and high regard for members of the Seton Hall community who have served with selfless dedication and high distinction.
Anthony Loviscek, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Finance in the Stillman School of Business
A cherished member of the University community and the Stillman School for more than 25 years, Loviscek has been recognized throughout his career for his outstanding teaching and research, which includes portfolio analysis and performance, financial market behavior, corporate governance and financial education.
Chair of the Department of Finance, Loviscek previously served in that position from 2000 to 2008 and has served as Director of the Center for Securities Trading and Analysis. His scholarship has been published widely and has been included in the Journal of Accounting and Finance, Managerial Finance, Financial Services Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, The Journal of Alternative Investments, and The Journal of The New York Society of Security Analysts: The Investment Professional.
"He defines collegiality and friendship with a true love for students," said a colleague. "He just does good things with no concern for whether it will bring him any personal advancement or glory."
Stephen Zuchowski, Associate Director for Safety and Security Systems.
Described as one of our campus's unsung heroes, since 1996 Zuchowski has shown a dedication to his craft as well as professionalism and expertise in whatever it takes to support and secure the campus. A state-licensed electrician, fire inspector and fire alarm and intrusion alarm technician, he has shown a steadfast commitment to the wellbeing of the Seton Hall community through the maintenance and operation of all safety and security systems.
As we mark the 20th anniversary of the Boland Hall fire, the University recognizes Zuchowski's contribution to campus safety as a leading member of the design committee selecting fire alarm and sprinkler systems and for overseeing their installation in the residence halls. He is recognized for his continuing efforts to maintain the safety of the University community.
One colleague described Zuchowski as wearing his commitment to the University "with a smiling face and cheerful attitude, in the spirit of Saint Mother Teresa, who was known to say ‘We can do no great things, but small things with great love.' Each day in his work, Steve does small things with great love for our students, faculty and staff."
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