The Spirit of DePaul Award

On September 1 at the annual academic convocation, our own Nancy Grossman was honored by receiving the Spirit of DePaul of Award.

The Spirit of DePaul Award highlights institutional Vincentian values and their relation to the achievement of DePaul’s mission, while personally honoring and recognizing members of the DePaul community for their leadership and service in the spirit of Saint Vincent de Paul.

We are so proud of Nancy for receiving this incredible honor, and it is well deserved. Nancy Grossman received her M.A. in The Teaching of Writing from Columbia College, Chicago, and her BSW and MSW degrees from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She began her career at DePaul in 1987 as a part-time instructor in the English department, transitioning to a faculty-staff position in the Honors Program in 2002. During her time in the Honors Program, Nancy’s initiatives included the Honors Student Government, the Honors Ambassador Program, the Honors Living and Learning Community, and the Honors Student Conference. Nancy advises Honors students in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and oversees student research initiatives and alumni engagement. Her debut novel, A World Away, was published in 2012 by Disney/Hyperion. Nancy teaches creative writing and young adult literature courses for the English department, as well as the Senior Capstone in service learning for the Honors Program. She was the recipient of the Gerald D. Paetsch Academic Advising Award in 2011 and, of course, the Spirit of DePaul Award in 2022. 

Our Honors community is very lucky to have such an inspiring member and leader as Nancy, and we are so proud of her amazing achievements. Congratulations Nancy!

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