Newman University senior Brice J. Albert of Colwich, Kan., received the Harvey J. Ablah Award and senior Adrienne Fox, also of Colwich, received the Leona J. Ablah Award during the Spring and Summer 2013 Commencement Ceremony May 11.
The awards are presented each year to a graduating male and a graduating female student who exemplify the spirit of Newman University. Each student receives a $2,500 award.
The Ablah Awards were established by Fran and Geri (Ablah) Jabara to honor the memory of Geri’s parents Harvey J. and Leona J. Ablah, and to perpetuate their vision of entrepreneurism and the American dream. The awards are presented annually to two students who are considered to exemplify the mission and spirit of Newman University, and who show great promise to make a strong and positive contribution to society. Award recipients must have completed at least 62 credit hours at Newman and graduate with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.