God Bless 44

God Bless 44
Each year, alumni spend countless hours supporting Saint Joseph's University. On May 18, the SJU Alumni Association recognized Wendell Young III ’60 (B.S.) with the Rev. Joseph S. Hogan, S.J., Award, while Tom Brzozowski ’95 (B.A.) was honored with the Ignatius Award.

The Hogan Award is presented annually to an individual who exemplifies Christian principles and outstanding, loyal service to the University. Young, a board member of SJU’s Rev. Dennis J. Comey, S.J., Institute for Labor Relations, spent 40 years dedicated to the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776. Elected president of UFCW 1776 in 1962 and currently serving as president emeritus, he has worked tirelessly on behalf of working families and has been an inspiration to labor leaders worldwide. Young has served on numerous posts within the AFL-CIO’s Pennsylvania State Chapter.

Drawing on his strong background in labor relations, Young has taught as an adjunct professor at Saint Joseph’s, La Salle, Temple and the University of Pennsylvania. He was a founding member of Saint Joseph’s Food Marketing Institute.

The Ignatius Award annually recognizes a graduate within the last 20 years who has devoted efforts in the service and promotion of Saint Joseph's University. Brzozowski has proven himself as a man with and for others. He has served with the Carewalk Outreach Program at Old Saint Joseph’s Church, feeding homeless men and women in Philadelphia; taught C.C.D. to eighth graders in the Diocese of Camden; coached basketball at the Young Scholars Charter School in North Philadelphia; and volunteered at the Project H.O.M.E. location in Phelps, Kentucky.

Additionally, Brzozowski finds the time to maintain contact with more than 2,000 alumni and friends of SJU via his “44’s Hawk Hill Buddy List,” which keeps readers up-to-date on SJU basketball, community events and Ignatian spirituality. The longtime SJU hoops fan derives his 44 nickname from his favorite former Hawk player, Mike Bantom.

44's "Press Release"

Acceptance Speech

44's Perfect World

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The World According to 44