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Award recognizes priest’s service to Assumption University

Academic vice-president of Assumption University, Rev. Leo Walsh, has received an award from the institution celebrating the 60th anniversary of his ordination as a Roman Catholic priest.

Leo WalshWalsh, pictured at left, serves the parish of Our Lady of Assumption Church and chairs the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute at Assumption University, the Roman Catholic affiliate to the University of Windsor.

He received the Fr. Eugene Carlisle LeBel, CSB Award, named in honour of the first president of the University of Windsor. The award recognizes individuals for outstanding service to Assumption University, notes principal-elect John Cappucci.

“Like Fr. LeBel, Fr. Leo champions the prominent role that the Catholic intellectual tradition can play in higher education,” Cappucci wrote in a letter announcing the award. “He has taught countless university students — many of whom have achieved positions of prominence in their respective fields.”

Read the entire citation letter on Facebook.