Immaculata University senior Lynn Krieger of York, Pa. received the prestigious St. Catherine of Alexandria Medal for 2020-2021 during a welcome back Mass for the spring semester at Immaculata celebrated Jan. 28 by Archbishop Nelson Pérez (see a photo gallery of the visit here).

Kappa Gamma Pi, a national honor society for graduates of Catholic colleges, sponsors the medal which is named after St. Catherine of Alexandria, who represents wisdom, fortitude and Christian service. The society offers the medal to a student at the conclusion of his or her junior year. The selection is made by the university faculty and/or classmates on the basis of leadership and service to the institution.

“Having taught Lynn for the past four years, I have concluded that no one represents the three characteristics of the St. Catherine Medal, wisdom, fortitude and Christian service, more than Ms. Lynn Krieger,” said Sandra Nolan, assistant professor of nursing.

Krieger is a pre-licensure nursing student with a minor in music. As the president of Crown of Creation, she is also actively involved with campus ministry and serves as treasurer for IU’s Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors. She also sings for Sunday Mass.

In addition, Krieger plays the viola with the Immaculata Symphony and is the student representative on the symphony board. Her campus roles include serving as an admissions ambassador, an orientation leader for new student orientation and a peer tutor with the Academic Success Department.

Having secured a position as a graduate nurse at WellSpan York Hospital in York upon her graduation from Immaculata this May, Krieger will work in oncology. Once she passes the NCLEX exam, she will be a registered nurse and plans to pursue an oncology nurse certification.

“I am honored to serve the Immaculata community and receive the medal,” said Krieger. “To me, receiving the medal means that I have done my duty as a member of the Immaculata community: to serve my community through my studies, faith and relationships.”

Today’s Immaculata University is a vibrant coeducational community of active and engaged learners. Established in 1920 and guided by the servant leadership tradition of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the university empowers graduates for lifelong success, leadership and service.

Immaculata offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs and is home to 23 NCAA athletic teams. The expansive suburban campus is located in Chester County, 30 miles west of Philadelphia.