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CAMPUS NEWS

                                                       Pictured from right are
                                                       Kayleen and Rocky
                                                       Fitzsimmons, children of
                                                       award recipient Robert
                                                       Fitzsimmons, Fr. Fleming
                                                       and Mike Young.

Two community leaders
receive Communitas Award

Robert Fitzsimmons and Mike Young, two commu-          campus and in the local community,” said Rev. James
nity leaders who helped forge a dynamic partnership    Fleming, S.J., WJU president.
between Wheeling Jesuit University and Wheeling
Central Catholic High School, were the 2016 recipi-        Fitzsimmons, a local lawyer and principle in the
ents of WJU’s Communitas Award.                        Fitzsimmons Foundation, was honored for his gen-
                                                       erous support of the university. His generosity toward
    The university created the Communitas Award –      the Homefield Advantage Campaign is producing an
Latin for ’community’– as a way to recognize people    expanded press box at Bishop Schmitt Field on the
who exemplify WJU’s mission of life, leadership and    WJU campus. Ground was broken for the press box
service. The award is given each year during WJU’s     on May 2 and will be completed before the start of
annual graduation banquet.                             the fall sports season.

    “Bob and Mike have contributed to the well-being       Young also has been a driving force behind the
of the greater Wheeling community in many ways.        Homefield Advantage Campaign. His partnership
In particular, they have helped the University and     with Wheeling Jesuit has been crucial in the Univer-
Wheeling Central create a special partnership. We are  sity’s efforts to raise funds for the development of the
grateful for the support they have provided and the    athletic facilities at Bishop Schmitt Field.
impact it has had on improving the quality of life on

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