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Elaine Zavada, a Kingston resident who retired from King’s College in June after 55 years of service to King’s College. was among nine people selected to receive the Spirit of Holy Cross Award, an annual recognition by the United States Province of Priests and Brothers of the critical importance lay people play in living out the vision and mission of Holy Cross founder Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., to make God known, loved and served in education, parish and mission settings.
During her years at King’s, Zavada served as assistant to six of the nine presidents in the College’s history. Prior to her retirement, she was presented the Lane Dixon Kilburn Award for her many decades of distinguished service to the College.
Zavada was honored at a dinner held at Moreau Court, the residence for members of the Holy Cross Congregation serving King’s and the local community. The dinner was held in January as part of activities held in recognition of Blessed Basil Moreau’s life.
Other recipients of the Spirit of Holy Cross Award were from Lima, Peru; Easton, Mass.; Notre Dame, Ind.; Austin, Texas.; Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; and Portland, Ore.
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Pictured, from left, is Father John Ryan, C.S.C., King’s president; Zavada; and Father Richard Hockman, C.S.C., superior of the Holy Cross Congregation of priests and brothers at King’s College.