Anna Fry was voted by students, staff and faculty as the winner of the 2016 Tommie Award.
Fry, a senior majoring in Catholic studies and psychology and minoring in family studies, has been involved as a student leader at St. Thomas in a variety of ways, including as an orientation leader, president of Catholic Women’s Leadership, and peer member of the Global Tommies intercultural program.
Josh Hengmuhle, Fry’s former supervisor, wrote in a testimonial, “Anna clearly lives her life striving to advance the common good. You can witness this in every interaction she has with another person; she demonstrates that she authentically cares about that person and strives to help them attain good.”
Fry was chosen from a field of three finalists. The other two were Louis Missurelli and David Simmet.
With the exception of 1945 and 1946, the Tommie Award has been presented annually since 1931 to a St. Thomas senior. The award recognizes achievements in scholarship, leadership and campus involvement, and represents the highest ideals of the university.
The Tommie Award is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.