2010 Recipient of the James C. Finlay Award for Integral Honors
Dan Molloy was awarded the James C. Finlay Award for Integral Honors, which is presented annually to the student with the most outstanding honors project, at the 2010 Honors Convocation.
Le Moyne President Fred Pestello, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Darryl Caterine, Dan Molloy '10, Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Hayes and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Linda LeMura gather following the 2010 Honors Convocation. Professor Caterine served as Dan's mentor during his Integral Honors thesis. Professor Hayes is the director of the Integral Honors Program.
In his thesis titled “In Pursuit of Meaning in Contemporary Times,” Molloy explored the perennial existential question of meaning from three different perspectives: through a fictional short story he wrote; through the analysis of several literary, philosophical and religious texts; and through a memoir recounting several of his reflections on meaning over the course of his life.
A psychology major, Molloy also received the Edward Egan Medal in the Arts and the Department of Psychology Medal.
This fall he will attend law school at Fordham University. Father Finlay, for whom the integral honors award that Molloy received was named, served as the president of Fordham from 1972 to 1984, and as interim president at Le Moyne from 1987 to 1988.
As the recipient of the Finlay award, Molloy had the opportunity to address those in attendance at the Honors Convocation.
To read his remarks, click here.