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Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Senior VP for Economic Development Kelly O’Brien Receives the St Vincent de Paul Vincentian Charism Award from All Hallows College In Dublin, Ireland

On November 27, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Economic Development Kelly O’Brien received the St Vincent de Paul Vincentian Charism Award from All Hallows College in Dublin, Ireland.

O’Brien joined fellow honorees Senator Martin McAleese and Maurice Healy at All Hallows College wherein they were each recognized for exemplifying the spirit of college Founder St Vincent de Paul by demonstrating ideals of leadership, social justice, and service to the community. At the event, McAleese was recognized for his work with the peace process in Ireland, Heely was recognized for his humanitarian work Africa and Haiti, and O’Brien was recognized for her work in both the public and private sectors in the U.S. including her service on the U.S. Board of Directors for the college.

“This award is aimed specifically at honoring the person whom we believe - by their outstanding human qualities, vision, resourcefulness, and compassion and warmth of personality - are doing most to best reflect the spirit and qualities of our founder St Vincent de Paul,” said All Hallows College President Patrick McDevitt, C.M., Ph.D. “Vincent de Paul is the universal patron of charity. Vincent was deeply disturbed by the abject misery of people who lived in poverty. Like (our award recipients), he was motivated by the urgency to do something to change the situation.”

The St Vincent de Paul Vincentian Charism Award is All Hallows College’s highest honour. All Hallows is a college of Dublin City University and all degrees are accredited by DCU.
 

Last Updated on 2012-12-03 11:17:10.087


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